History Higher

What is special about this course?

Higher History is part of the NQ Humanities Level 6 course, and can be studied individually or along with Higher English and Higher Philosophy.

On Higher History you will study Scottish, British and European history in a world-wide context, across all period from medieval to modern. You will develop a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the past, and gain opportunities to consider how political, social, economic and cultural history relate to the world of today. You will develop skills to explain historical developments and events, evaluate sources and draw conclusions about these sources.

Students wishing to study Higher History as part of a full-time programme should consult the NQ Humanities (Level 6).

Entry requirements

  • National 5 or equivalent at A or B in History or a related Humanities subject

You will study:

  • Historical study: Scottish
  • Historical study: British
  • Historical study: European and World

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment and Higher exam.

Where can I study my course?

  • Beechwood Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Undergraduate degrees in History, Scottish History, or other Humanities subjects
  • At Inverness College UHI, BA (Hons) History, BA (Hons) Scottish History, BA (Hons) History and Literature, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Literature, BA (Hons) History and Politics, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Politics, BA (Hons) History and Archaeology, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Archaeology, BA (Hons) History and Theology, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Theology, BA (Hons) Scottish Cultural Studies

Entry into employment and training or further and higher education courses.  The skills attained provide a good foundation for the study of not only history but any arts, humanities or social science course.  There are possible employment routes to journalism, teaching, the civil service, local government, police, libraries, museums.

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