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.You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and VC classes at your college and individual online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors and studies adviser. 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.