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Hone a critical and questioning intellect through the debate, research and study of human history and behaviour with our Humanities & Social Sciences courses. Our expert tutors will guide you through your chosen course.

Theory, practice and your potential

You will examine the complex ways in which human beings form relationships, societies and civilisations through your study of geography, sociology, history or the human mind. Theoretical learning will be enriched with practical applications, such as geographical fieldwork and archaeological excavations.

Across the Humanities & Social Sciences courses, you’ll learn a vast selection of transferable techniques and abilities that will be valuable in Higher Education and employment alike. Critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, observation and interpretation are just some of the talents that you will develop through your studies.

Click above to watch our film on studying Humanities & Social Sciences at Truro and Penwith College and your career and university opportunities.

Flora Thomas Kamali, programme team leader of humanities and social sciences at Truro College.
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In an increasingly complicated and interconnected world, it is essential that we encourage students to engage, collaborate and be critical of the information they consume.

Flora Thomas-Kamali - Programme Team Leader, Humanities & Social Sciences at Truro College

travel opportunities

Some of our courses offer exciting opportunities to travel to destinations such as Iceland, Toronto, Swaziland and Rome. Take your learning to the global stage and explore other cultures and countries in relation to your chosen subject.

employability

To prepare you for employment, we’ll also work on your broader employability skills such as communication, organisation and teamwork, including an optional Functional Skills course.

supporting charity in africa

Truro and Penwith College's Geography department and the IB programme have been supporting the children and community of Shewula in eSwatini (formerly knows as Swaziland) since 2001 through The Shewula Orphans charity, with the main aim being the enablement of AIDs orphans and other vulnerable children in Shewula to access education.

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HNC Applied Psychology

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BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies

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BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies

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Truro College

BSc (Hons) Archaeology

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FdSc Archaeology

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HNC Applied Psychology

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Penwith College

HNC Applied Psychology

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Truro College

BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies

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Penwith College
Two adult students sit and look through books together as two student chat behind them.

BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies

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Truro College

HND Applied Psychology

Full Time
Penwith College

HND Applied Psychology

Full Time
Truro College

BSc (Hons) Archaeology

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FdSc Archaeology

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There is such a broad range of subjects and the choice of Academies you could join alongside your studies is very attractive. I liked how all my subjects linked to each other even though they were different. I can go anywhere now; I can do anything.

Millie - A Level Economics, Geography and Biology
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FAQs

To apply for a Humanities and Social Science course at Truro and Penwith College, visit the course page on our official college website and complete your application online.

Graduates from Humanities and Social Sciences programs at Truro and Penwith College can pursue diverse career paths, including roles in Politics, Law, Education, Conservation & Heritage, Research and more. The field offers a wide range of opportunities in various industries. Visit the Career Zone or truro-penwith.ac.uk/career-zone to find out more.

Yes, prospective students can speak to the Humanities and Social Science department at an open event which are free to attend and take place throughout the year. Visit truro-penwith.ac.uk/events to see the latest event details. Alternatively, you can contact the academic advisors in the department at Truro and Penwith College. Check the college website for contact details or reach out to the admissions office, and they will guide you on how to connect with the relevant academic advisors for more information.

We strongly recommend making an application for your chosen course as soon as you can when you are in your final year of school. After you have submitted your application, you will be invited to attend an interview where you can make amendments to your application if need be.

Yes, Humanities and Social Science students have many opportunities to join College trips. International trips include visits to Rome, Athens, Toronto, Iceland and Eswatini.

Yes, we have academic and Oxbridge academies to stretch and challenge ambitious and talented students.

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