University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Philosophy, Politics and Economics University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

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Course summary

This interdisciplinary BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics offers the unique opportunity to study the three most influential realities impacting people's lives and is a comprehensive programme aimed at developing the leaders of the future. Economics: You will examine how economic agents (individuals, households, and businesses) and markets behave and interact, and are influenced by aspects such as inflation, economic growth and unemployment, and monetary and fiscal policy. Politics: You will examine the different ways in which politics shapes our lives and is organised differently around the world. The programme looks at various forms of governance from clans, upwards to modern local governments, institutions, sovereign states and finally to international level. Philosophy: The philosophy element will help you to think logically and coherently; to construct compelling arguments; and will enhance your ability to analyse critically assumptions and theories.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code VL52
Institution code H49
Campus name Argyll College UHI
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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, including units Philosophy A, Politics A and appropriate units in Economics 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £11,100 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For RUK students studying a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For 5-year integrated masters degrees these fees are incurred for 4 of the 5 years. 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/

Provider information

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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
UHI Executive Office
Ness Walk
Inverness
IV3 5SQ


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