The study of social sciences aims to stimulate your curiosity about the constantly changing world in which we live and to equip you with the capacity to understand and critically analyse it. Preparing you for a broad range of professions – from social work to teaching.

A humanities and social sciences qualification gives you the skills and knowledge that you need for a career working with people, their cultures and society. In the process of studying social sciences, you will develop transferable skills in problem-solving, group working and communication which are highly valued by employers.

Courses are available at a range of levels, from National 5 to MSc, with clear progression routes between these. There are a number of Honours degree course options in this department: Social Sciences; Scottish History; History and Politics; Sociology and Politics; Sociology and Criminology; Literature; and Psychology.

BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology overview

Steven Timoney talks about the MSc Interpretation Management and Practice

Blog Articles

Student Spotlight - Shania Beaty

Our courses prepare you for a broad range of professions – from social work to teaching. Hear from one of our recent graduates about her time at Perth College UHI, studying for a degree in Literature.

Course Spotlight - BA Social Sciences

At Perth College UHI, we have courses available at a range of levels, - from National 5 to MSc. Our courses have clear progression routes between them, so if you are an HNC student looking to progress to a degree, learn more from BA Social Sciences Programme Leader, Ronnie Dewar.

Staff Spotlight - Ronnie Dewar

Ronnie is known for being a loyal friend, comedian and has won 6 OBI awards!

A day in the life of a Humanities and Social Sciences student

Barbara shares her typical day at Perth College UHI

Student Spotlight: Connor Allan

Perth College UHI student, Connor Allan, came straight from school in his hometown of Falkirk to study for a BA (Hons) degree in History.  We caught up with Connor to see what the future holds for him now that he has completed his final year.