Modern Studies Higher

What is special about this course?


Students will be able to choose an individualised full time Further Education course comprising one or more of the below Highers and a range of related SQA units in the Humanities section to make up a programme of study that will assist them in subsequently qualifying for Higher Education courses or in achieving career goals.

  • English
  • Mathematics (Intermediate 2)
  • Modern Studies
  • Sociology
  • Early Education and Child Care
  • Gaelic (Learners) and Gaidhlig
  • Mental Health Care

For more information on your programme of study please contact Admissions at UHI Outer Hebrides.

Entry requirements


  • School leavers who are interested in applying should have a minimum of 4 Standard Grade passes, including good grades in their chosen Higher subjects.
  • There are no formal entry requirements for adult returners.
  • All applicants are guaranteed an interview and a pre-entry Guidance programme is an essential part of this process.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

 1 year part time

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

Start date



Costs as advertised.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Assist qualifying for Higher Education
  • Achieve career goals.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Modern Studies Higher

I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.