University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

History

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Course summary

If you are interested in studying various periods of the past, then the BA (Hons) History degree is exactly what you are looking for. Throughout the course you will investigate the cultural, political, social and economic history of Britain, Europe and the Atlantic World, with opportunities to specialise in Scottish History. Each year, you will build on your analytical and research abilities through a series of skills modules. In the first and second years, you will follow a broad approach to the study of history from the medieval to the modern period. In years three and four, you will examine in-depth particular topics of history, allowing you to study specific places, periods and themes which reflect staff research specialisms. Students can choose to specialise in Scottish History at the upper levels and graduate with a BA (Hons) Scottish History degree. Over two-thirds of the research conducted by the Centre for History was rated at 4* and 3*, indicating ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, in the 2014 assessment of UK Research Excellence Framework. The impact of our research on the broader economy and society was ranked joint 8th, higher than Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh. We are also the highest ranked new History department in the UK.

Course details


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

HNC Social Science (12 SQA credits) with 3 additional SQA credits at level 7, which is equivalent to 120 degree credit points, and at least grade C in the Graded Unit will be considered for direct entry to year two

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £12360* Year 1
International £12360* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU students commencing their studies from 2021-22 academic year, who do not have pre-settled or settled status in the UK, will be considered as international for tuition fee purposes. For 2021-22, the university offered an automatic scholarship of £3,000 per annum and the 4th year of study free for those studying full-time, on continuous study, who had paid for the previous three years at the University of the Highlands and Islands. A decision on scholarships for 2022-23 entry is still to be confirmed. Eligible EU students, with pre-settled/settled status, will be considered as home students for fee purposes and will be charged the Scotland-domiciled fee rate, which may be covered by the Scottish Government. To find out more please visit www.saas.gov.uk RUK students studying for a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/
History at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS