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If you'd like to study a Social Sciences degree at university level in Scotland, we can help you find just the right course to match your interests and experience. An Open University Open Degree offers you the chance to explore Psychology, Economics, History, Politics and more, while a named Honours Degree allows you to focus on one or two particular areas.

You may also be able to transfer credit from your previous study.

At college you may have studied:

  • Communication and Media
  • Counselling
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Now you might like to continue your studies with an Open University Open Degree

Open Degrees allow you to choose from a variety of modules across a range of subject areas to fulfil the requirements of an Honours Degree. You may also be able to take particular courses at Level 3 to turn your Open Degree into a named Honours Degree. Below are two possible paths to a degree:

If you have an HNC

 

Level 1 Credits
Credit Transfer for HNC Social Science (12 credits of HN study) 90
You and your money (DB123) 30
Level 2 Credits
Living in a globalised world (DD205) 60
The uses of social science (DD206) 60
Level 3 Credits
Making social worlds (DD308) 60
BA/BSc Open Degree 300
Add a further 60 credits at Level 3 for Honours  
Level 3 Credits
Doing economics: people, market and policy (DD306) 60

BA/BSc (Hons) Open Degree*

*Please note, only HN units at SCQF Levels 7 and 8 are eligible for credit transfer

360

 

 If you have an HND

Level 1 Credits
Credit Transfer for HND Social Science (30 credits of HN study) 120
Level 2 Credits
Credit transfer for HND Social Science (30 credits of HN study) 60
Welfare, crime and society (DD208) 60
Level 3 Credits
Crime and justice (DD301) 60

BA/BSc Open Degree*

*Only 180 tranferred credits are being counted and the award is without Honours since there are only 60 credits of Level 3 study


300

Add a further 60 credits at level 3 for Honours

 
Level 3 Credits
Personal lives and social policy (DD305) 60

BA/BSc (Hons) Open Degree*

*Please note, only HN units at SCQF Levels 7 and 8 are eligible for credit transfer

360

 

If you have a specific career path in mind, you might prefer to choose a named Honours Degree in a related area from the outset. Choose from:

The BA (Honours) Combined Social Science is designed to be very flexible, enabling you to develop a variety of knowledge and skills from a combination of subjects including psychology, sociology, social policy, criminology, geography, politics and economics.

Find out more about studying Social Sciences with The Open University