History and Politics

UHI North Highland


Thurso Campus, Dornoch Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This joint honours degree in history and politics offers you the chance to study two distinct but complementary subjects, based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, yet with an international approach that will prepare you for life and employment beyond university.

As you progress through the course, you will choose from a combination of modules, equally balanced between history and politics. You will study the history and politics of Scotland, Britain, Europe, North Atlantic and North America.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC or above including 2 relevant subjects.

For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

You can progress from the BA (Hons) History and Politics to the following postgraduate courses:
MLitt British Studies; MLitt Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures; MLitt History; MLitt History of the Highlands and Islands; MLitt History and Archaeology of the Highlands and Islands

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level