Combining the complementary subjects of culture and heritage with Scottish history, this joint degree covers the key aspects of Scottish life from early history through to the modern day. You will explore culture, history, language, literature and much more, focussing on the Highlands and Islands, within a national and international context, preparing you for life beyond university.
As you progress through the course, you will choose from a combination of modules, equally balanced between the two disciplines. You will have the opportunity to participate in an optional museum studies module, as well as possible volunteering positions across the Highlands.
Entry to year one:
Advanced entry to year two:
Culture and heritage modules, from which you choose two, include:
You will also study two of the following history modules:
You will choose a further two option modules from a range of history, culture and heritage and other humanities subjects.
You will undertake an extended writing module in one of the disciplines – culture and heritage: interdisciplinary project or Scottish history: public history.
Depending on which discipline you choose to do your project in, you will choose two or three culture and heritage modules. The list below gives an indication of the modules; however, availability rotates each year for some modules:
* modules run on alternate years
You will also choose two or three history subjects (depending on whether you elect to do the public history extended writing module). The list below gives an indication of the modules, however availability rotates each year:
You will choose two of the following culture and heritage subjects:
History subjects, from which you will choose two, include:
You will study two further option modules from a range of history, culture and other humanities subjects.
You will complete a dissertation in culture and heritage or Scottish history. You will also study one option module from your chosen dissertation subject plus three option modules from the other subject. The following lists show all the options, however they are again available on a rotation basis each year.
Culture and Heritage subjects may include:
* modules run on alternate years
History subjects 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.
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||£1,820|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£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.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.||£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||£10,000||£10,500|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,040||£5,250|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,680||£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 Cultural Studies and Scottish History, you might like to consider careers in:
You can progress from the BA (Hons) Scottish Cultural Studies and Scottish History to the following UHI postgraduate courses:
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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.