This joint honours degree in History and Politics offers you the chance to study two distinct but complementary subjects, based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, yet with an international approach that will prepare you for life and employment beyond university.As you progress through the course, you will choose from a combination of modules, equally balanced between history and politics. You will study the history and politics of Scotland, Britain, Europe, North Atlantic and North America.You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and VC classes at your college and individual online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors and studies adviser. 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 latest assessment of UK university research quality. 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.
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|A level||BC||At least two should be from the list of relevant academic subjects: English, History, Geography, Modern Studies, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Religious Education, Media Studies, Language subjects, Maths, Sciences subjects (Human Biology and Biology will be counted as 2 separate subjects)|
|Scottish Higher||BBC||At least two should be from the list of relevant academic subjects: English, History, Geography, Modern Studies, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Religious Education, Media Studies, Language subjects, Maths, Sciences subjects (Human Biology and Biology will be counted as 2 separate subjects)|
Advanced entry to year two of this degree may be possible with HNC Social Science (12 SCQF credits) with 3 additional SCQF credits at level 7 which is equivalent to 120 degree credit points, and at least grade C in the Graded Unit. 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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 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:
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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