HND Social Sciences - Year 2

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This course is for those who have successfully completed HNC Social Sciences or HND Social Sciences Year 1.

You will study a range of academic disciplines: Sociology, Psychology, Politics, History, Research Issues, Criminology and more.


This course is generally only open to internal applicants at New College Lanarkshire. However, the Cumbernauld campus will consider appropriate external applications.

  • Candidates for Year 2 entry should have (or be in the process of acquiring) the requisite 15 HNC Social Sciences/HND Social Sciences Year 1 credits in appropriate subjects
  • A satisfactory reference from the Social Sciences team is also required

Please note:

  • Motherwell Campus - This course is primarily for progressing students of New College Lanarkshire, but external applications may be considered under exceptional circumstances
  • Cumbernauld Campus - External applications are invited 

You will study:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Politics
  • Research Issues
  • Criminology
  • 2 Graded Units (an exam and a project).

The programme is full-time, but can - in exceptional circumstances - be undertaken on a part-time basis.