Humanities & Social Science

Humanities and Social Sciences offers subjects that question and delve into humanity, both past and present. Whether you’re interested in history, an exploration of our political and religious systems, psychology or earth science, we’ve got a course for you.

You’ll gain essential analytical, evaluative and communication skills to boost your confidence and learn how to voice your ideas clearly and successfully.

You’ll have access to thousands of books, journals and online texts and lectures in the library as well as easy contact with our knowledgeable team, excellent computing facilities and group quiet and silent study areas.

We offer visits to lectures and invite guest speakers to aid your study and provide you with different insights in your chosen field. These courses offer considerable career prospects and transferable skills to appeal to both employers and universities.


You’re here to learn and you want to learn, and the lecturers make it fun. You don’t have to come to college but you want to come to college.

Natalie Thorpe, A Level student

My time at South Downs was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. South Downs is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.

Erin Morgan, BTEC student

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student



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