Taught course

British Studies

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MLitt

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or above (or international equivalent) in history, archaeology, literature, philosophy, or a related subject from elsewhere in the arts and humanities, either from the University of the Highlands and Islands or from another university,

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MLitt British Studies is the only interdisciplinary masters course in British Studies in the UK. It brings together four key disciplines from across the humanities - history, literature, philosophy and archaeology. It allows students to develop their interest in any aspect of British identities, across disciplines and centuries, and offers an excellent foundation for independent research.You will explore the shifting meanings of Britishness, from the Roman era to the present day, with experts who are highly research active.

You will examine a variety of representations and articulations of Britishness, exploring how British mentalities and identities have been experienced by people from all backgrounds - both in the UK and abroad - and questioning the idea of Britishness.You will be trained in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of identities and in a range of research skills and methodologies, equipping you to pursue doctoral research in a selection of disciplines. You will gain hands-on skills in digital humanities and your dissertation will give you the opportunity to work closely with a range of local museums and archives. You can also gain 'practical' academic experience in conference organisation, public speaking, networking and virtual research environments.

On the MLitt British Studies programme you will be taught by academics who played a key part in the university's REF2014 submission - the latest assessment of UK university research quality. Overall, the Centre for History was the highest ranked new history department in the UK.

Over two-thirds of research was rated at 4* and 3* in history and area studies, indicating 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' quality. In history and area studies, the 'impact' of this research on the broader economy and society was ranked joint 8th and 12th respectively throughout the entire UK, with area studies coming out top in Scotland.

Information for international students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country.

English Language Requirements

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page

Fees and funding

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500; Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year. Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April. Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company. You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan. For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
0845 272 3600