Social Science

About the Social ScienceĀ  Department

The SWAP Access programme can be an excellent starting point if you left formal education more than five years ago, without qualifications but are interested in re-entering study and pursuing higher education. By successfully completing the SWAP Access programme, you can directly apply to universities.

The Humanities, Social Science and Primary Education programme offers a comprehensive and relevant education specifically designed for those who wish to pursue further study in social science subjects, social work or primary school teaching. This means that you will receive a well-rounded education in various social science disciplines, equipping you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in these areas. The programme covers subjects such as sociology, psychology, history, geography, and philosophy, amongst others.

By participating in this SWAP Access programme at Glasgow Kelvin College, you will have the opportunity to bridge the gap in your education and build a solid foundation for further academic pursuits. It provides a supportive environment where you can enhance your academic skills, gain confidence, and prepare yourself for the challenges of university-level studies.

For those unsure of where to start, when you have been out of formal education for some time, the SWAP Access programme at Glasgow Kelvin College can serve as a steppingstone towards your educational goals. It will allow you to pursue your passion for social sciences and provide a clear pathway to university.

Our team of social science lecturers are extremely supportive and their wealth of knowledge and expertise, combined with their qualifications and experience, can greatly benefit you when returning to education. The fact that many of the lecturers themselves have been adult returners to education is a significant advantage. It means they can relate to the challenges and complexities that you may face when re-entering study after a period away. Their personal experiences can provide valuable insights, empathy, and guidance to you, helping you navigate the transition and manage your time effectively between college and personal commitments. This understanding can contribute to a more flexible and accommodating approach to teaching, enabling you to thrive academically while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The combination of academic qualifications, professional experience, and personal understanding makes the team of lecturers at Glasgow Kelvin College well-equipped to provide the necessary support and guidance to you as a SWAP Access student. Their experience can inspire and motivate you to achieve your educational goals and pursue further studies in the field of social science.

About Our Courses

We offer a range of flexible options if you are interested in pursuing further academic study in social sciences, with some part-time spaces available in each class.

Studying a SWAP Access course could be particularly beneficial if you have been out of education for more than five years. These courses provide a supportive pathway for re-entry into studying and offer a smooth transition to HNC or university.

Overall, the flexible study options offered by Glasgow Kelvin College allow us to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience for those interested in studying social science.