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By combining the two distinct but complementary subjects of Scottish history and sociology, this joint honours degree will give you a range of future employment, advanced study or research opportunities. You will study the two disciplines, based in the Highlands and Islands, yet with an international approach that will prepare you for life beyond university.
As you progress through the course, you will choose from a combination of modules, equally balanced between Scottish history and sociology.
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.
Entry to year one:
Advanced entry to year two:
You will study the following Scottish history core modules:
You will study the following sociology core modules:
Plus two further option modules from a range of history, politics and other humanities subjects.
You will study the following core modules:
You will choose two further option modules from a range of history, politics and other humanities subjects.
You will study one of the two core modules (either public history or advanced social research methods) and a further five options, ensuring a balance of three Scottish history and three politics modules. You may take one history module in place of one Scottish history module.
Scottish history modules may include:
Sociology modules are:
You will complete a dissertation in Scottish history or sociology. You will also study one option module from your chosen dissertation subject plus three option modules from the other subject. You may choose one history option in place of a Scottish history option.
Scottish history modules may include:
Sociology modules may include:
You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures and online study via the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE) with support from your tutors. There is a weekly two-hour timetabled video conference lecture for each module which students should attend at their home campus.
The number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes a weekly two-hour video conference seminar for each module, online tutor-supported study and self-directed study.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£1,820|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.|
**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2016-17 and 2017-18)
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£10,500|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,250|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,750|
***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.
Once you have successfully completed your BA (Hons) Scottish History and Sociology, there are a variety of careers you might like to consider. Here is just a taster of the kind of opportunities available to you:
You can progress from the BA (Hons) Scottish History and Sociology to the following postgraduate course:
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.