Health Studies University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

This BA (Hons) Health Studies course focuses on topical health issues including sociology, psychology, public health, rural health issues and health care ethics. If you are looking to follow a career in health or social work, or you'd like to specialise in a particular area, this course is for you. In the first year you will be introduced to the many factors that influence health and wellbeing. You can then progress to the generic, rural health or health and welfare stream of the degree. The second and third years allow you to tailor your course to subjects of specialist interest, depending on whether you choose the Health Studies, Rural Health, or Health and Welfare route.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Lews Castle College UHI

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    8 years

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CC
Scottish Higher CCC

Nurses will be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) as agreed by NHS Education for Scotland for entry into years two or three of the BA (Hons) Health Studies depending on level of qualification.
Advanced entry to year two of this degree may be possible on completion of HNC Social Care, HNC Health Care, HNC Care and Administration Practice or HNC Social Science (or other relevant HNC).
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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £1,340 Module
EU £215 Module
International £1,750 Module
England £1,340 Module
Northern Ireland £1,340 Module
Scotland £215 Module
Wales £1,340 Module

Additional fee information

For full details on fees and funding please visit There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students

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