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We have a variety of fully online courses starting September 2020.

Higher English content

Higher English

Higher English

We live in a communications-driven society and this qualification will enable you to flourish as you improve and develop your skills in all aspects of English.

This course is designed to enhance your language abilities and critical understanding through close reading of complex written materials and the study of great literary works from various cultures.

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Higher Human Biology

Higher Human Biology

Higher Human Biology is an excellent course if you are interested in accessing HNC’s and degree courses in Science or Nursing and interested in the human body.

Higher Human Biology can also lead to careers in many fields including science, nursing or healthcare.

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HNC Soft Tissue Therapy

HNC Soft Tissue Therapy

The HNC Soft Tissue Therapy has been designed for those who want to perform hands-on treatments to people who participate in sport. The treatment could be designed to help an athlete optimise their performance, or help aid the recovery from injury diagnosed by an appropriate medical professional.  Achievement of the award would allow you to work with any athlete from recreational through to elite level performers.

BSc (Hons) Psychology content

BSc (Hons) Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Are you fascinated by the science of the human mind? Do you wonder what leads us to behave in certain ways? If so, then our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree could be the path for you.

Choosing a psychology degree opens the door to a diverse range of topics, all of which are concerned with understanding behaviour and exploring the mind. You will explore such questions as: how do children think?; what leads us to take risks?; why does that aeroplane look very small?; why are we attracted to some people and repelled by others?; how can psychology help us to understand political and social issues?

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BA (Hons) History

BA (Hons) History

If you are interested in studying various periods of the past, then the BA (Hons) History degree is exactly what you are looking for. Throughout the course you will investigate the cultural, political, social and economic history of Britain, Europe, North America and the wider world. Each year, you will build on your analytical and research abilities through a series of skills modules.

Over two-thirds of the research conducted by the UHI 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.

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BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology

BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology

The BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology will give you a solid grounding in both disciplines with an emphasis on the value of empirical and theoretical approaches. The course explores the changing nature of the social world and of crime, and addresses the social, political, historical and individual forces behind such changes.

The context for both subjects is contemporary Highlands and Islands and British communities, as well as international perspectives, looking at their similarities and differences.

The degree also draws on other subjects such as history, research methods, social policy and socio-legal studies. 

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BA (Hons) Politics and Criminology

BA (Hons) Politics and Criminology

The BA (Hons) Politics and Criminology joint degree focuses on the different political structures and ideologies across the world and how they shape our lives, with the exploration of the changing nature of crime and the social, political, historical and individual forces behind these changes.

Joint honours programmes give you the opportunity to combine two subjects, which complement your interests or career goals. You will usually concentrate on both subjects equally.

BA (Hons) History and Criminology content

BA (Hons) History and Criminology

BA (Hons) History and Criminology

The BA (Hons) History and Criminology covers a range of approaches, from thematic modules that cover a variety of places and historical periods, to concentrated and in-depth studies of the changing nature of crime and the social, political, historical and individual forces behind these changes.

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.

BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics content

BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics

BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics

If you are interested in the social and political world, the BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics gives you the opportunity to study a range of subjects to increase your knowledge of people, politics and society.

You will study a range of themes, methods and subjects, investigating important social and political issues such as poverty, crime, terror and freedom.

BA (Hons) History and Politics content

BA (Hons) History and Politics

BA (Hons) History and Politics

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.

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BA (Hons) Social Sciences

BA (Hons) Social Sciences

Are you curious about how society works and how and why people interact with one another in the way they do? If the answer is yes, then the BA (Hons) Social Sciences degree is for you.  Here you will study society, its people and institutions, which will give you an insight into the everyday life of our communities and workplaces.

You will focus on sociology, politics and psychology and develop transferable skills in problem solving, group working and communication which are highly valued by employers. There is strong emphasis on research methods which will give you the skills necessary to carry out independent research for your future career, including your dissertation in the fourth year.

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics content

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This multidisciplinary honours degree offers the unique opportunity to study the three most influential realities impacting people’s lives and is a comprehensive programme aimed at developing the leaders of the future.

You will have the opportunity to explore and understand key themes within the three disciplines and will be encouraged to debate, discuss and critically think about issues in life and society.

You will also gain skills that will enable you to pursue careers in various fields including economics, local and national government, and civil and diplomatic services.

BSc (Hons) Applied Software Development content

BSc (Hons) Applied Software Development

BSc (Hons) Applied Software Development

Are you interested in applied software development? Do you want to know more about how artificial intelligence and data analytics are being used by IBM to support rhino conservation in Africa?

In collaboration with IBM, our new BSc (Hons) Applied Software Development degree available for September 2020, aims to address the skills gap helping you to gain core software development skills which can be applied to a variety of challenges. You will also have access to IBM's resources for cloud development and coding, giving practical experience of the tools used in emerging digital roles.

 

BSc (Hons) Computing content

BSc (Hons) Computing

BSc (Hons) Computing

If you are looking for a successful career in the fast-moving computing industry, the BSc (Hons) Computing degree is for you. You will learn all the knowledge and skills you need to work in this sector, as well as developing key personal and intellectual qualities necessary for continued professional development.

The course provides a high-quality design/development web education that has been designed to meet employers’ requirements.  When you graduate, you will be well-equipped to implement and manage web design and development projects from start to finish.

BSc (Hons) Interactive Media content

BSc (Hons) Interactive Media

BSc (Hons) Interactive Media

The aim of the BSc (Hons) in Interactive Media is to give you a professional grounding in the development of interactive and digital media products while allowing you the scope to specialise in a number of key areas and work with external clients on real industry projects.

The course will encourage your creativity and entrepreneurial qualities and also give you the solid theoretical and technical understanding you need to succeed. Graduates from this degree will: be equipped to think creatively; have a solid foundation of knowledge in a number of key technical areas; and have the confidence and ability to enter a workplace environment, become self-employed or form a start-up company.

BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare content

BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare

BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare

The BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare is the only course of its kind in Scotland and has been developed, in consultation with industry, to closely reflect the changing requirements of the healthcare sector in the UK and abroad.

Healthcare practitioners face challenges that require innovative and new approaches to delivering healthcare needs for 21st century clients and increasingly, additional or alternative methods of care such as complementary therapies are being considered.

You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of complementary therapies, research and healthcare while enhancing your analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. A critical awareness of current issues and developments in complementary therapies will also form part of the programme. Throughout the degree there is an emphasis on the wide range of diverse and complex perspectives of health, particularly social policy, ethics, the law, politics, physiology and sociology.

BA (Hons) Event Management content

BA (Hons) Event Management

BA (Hons) Event Management

The BA (Hons) Events Management balances a range of business and event subjects to ensure graduates have the skills to find employment in the event management industry.

On successful completion of the degree, you will graduate with a broad understanding of, and experience in, organising and supporting events, as well as a qualification respected by employers in a range of industry sectors.

If you are involved in events voluntarily or otherwise, have good organisational skills or would like to learn more about the events industry, then this could be the course for you.

BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies content

BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies

BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies

A career in child and youth work is always going to present a diversity of situations and challenges. Add to this the unique urban and rural issues that evolve from a Highlands and Islands environment and you have another set of complex issues with which to engage.

This leading BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies degree will give you a rigorous understanding of the specific concerns associated with child and youth issues in this region and within the broader context of the UK and Europe.

The course is taught entirely online via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) and you will be supported locally by your personal academic tutor face-to-face, via email, telephone and online, which means that you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.

BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies content

BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies

BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies

This BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies course focuses on topical health issues including sociology, psychology, public health, rural health issues, health care ethics and the integration of health and social care.

You will study entirely online, with support from your tutors and classmates, which allows you to fit your studies around your personal and professional life. The online environment offers an interesting and diverse learning community where personal study can be shared collaboratively within the virtual learning environment.

Diverse options are available allowing you to choose a number of modules to enable study in areas of health of particular interest to you. You can also study individual modules for professional development (CPD).