Modern Studies

The university has a range of degrees which may appeal to students wishing to take their interest in modern studies into higher education and beyond, in preparation for life and employment beyond university.

For graduates interested in teaching, the university offers the PDGE (Primary).

Emma Roxburgh,
BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies student

“ I had thought about going to Glasgow to study but after looking at my options I decided on Argyll College UHI as it was closer to home and I could fit my work and volunteering around my studies better.”

Emma really enjoys being able to stay close to home during her studies and in her spare time she volunteers at an after-school club and is also part of the Oban Lorne Ladies Rugby Club. Once she graduates Emma is considering continuing on to our Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary).

Elizabeth Hope,
BA (Hons) Health Studies

“ I can choose when I fit my studies in and where I study. I can even study in my local coffee shop over my favourite latte if I want! I absolutely love the freedom this course has given me. ”

Dr Innes Visagie,
BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics Programme Leader

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“ The Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree is an inter - and multi-disciplinary programme and is significant for pursuing a career in fields such as economics, business, and public services; including the civil and diplomatic services and local government. The degree is also useful for those intending further studies in law, journalism, social work and education with the aim of pursuing a career in any of the related fields. “

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only university based in our region – Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. We provide access to undergraduate and postgraduate study and research opportunities through our network of colleges and research centres, offering students a natural, supportive environment during their university studies.

Many of our undergraduate courses are developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure that our graduates have the skills and experience required by employers. Others capitalise on the unique assets of our region, such as the environment, culture and heritage, and offer progression to research opportunities in these internationally important fields.

With locations spread across the Highlands and Islands, students can choose the university campus that suits. It might be close to home, or offer a course of interest, or there might be something special about a specific location. Students can also choose to create their own campus by studying online, when and where it suits them.

In 2015, 95% of the university’s graduates, who studied with us on a full time basis, entered work or further study (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

View our full range of courses.