Social Sciences: Associate Degree (HNC)


DURATION: One year


You will be expected to have three Highers at level C or above, preferably in English or Social Science  subjects, (Modern Studies, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography and Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies).


On successful completion of the 1st year of this course, students will progress to 2nd year at Queen Margaret University to study:
• BSc (Hons) Psychology
• BSc (Hons) Psychology & Sociology
• BSc (Hons) Public Sociology

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Associate Degree

Newbattle Abbey College and Queen Margaret University have developed a new way to achieve a degree. As an Associate Student, you will be fully enrolled as a QMU student from day one, but you will study the first year of your degree course at Newbattle Abbey College to complete an HNC.

Our one year full-time HNC Social Sciences is an Associate Student Scheme, run in partnership with QMU. Students who successfully complete this course will progress to Year 2 in certain undergraduate programmes at QMU. This course is available on a residential and non-residential basis.

All applications for this course are through UCAS (code P5B9). Applications can be made to UCAS until the end of June or until the course closes.


NAC front plaque and bell
Many more degree options are open for you after studying at Newbattle. See the QMU website for more information on the courses available.