Taught course

Highlands and Islands Culture MLitt

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

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as History, Archaeology, Literature, or Ethnology International students whose first language is not English must meet language competency standards as noted on the International page of our website.

BA (Hons) Scottish Cultural Studies; BA (Hons) Scottish History; BA (Hons) Scottish History and Archaeology; BA (Hons) Scottish History and Literature; ◾BA (Hons) Social Sciences; BA (Hons) Literature; BA (Hons) Archaeology; And externally from humanities degrees generally

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

At least 55 million people world wide claim Scots descent. This exciting and unique new postgraduate course allows the culture of the Highlands and Islands to be explored wherever you are, whether you are part of the Scots diaspora keen to find out about your heritage or just want to find out more about the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Students will be studying folklore, customs, belief systems, music, song, literary heritage and much, much more. Come and immerse yourself in the lived experience of Highlands and islands communities!

Special features

  • Unique course content not available anywhere else
  • You are taught by international experts in the field, including the team at the Centre for Nordic Studies
  • We use video conferencing and a virtual learning environment to deliver the course at a distance so you can study from anywhere in the world
  • Small class sizes
  • You can also choose unique options in palaeography, creative writing and North Atlantic Rim studies
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

Where can I study my course?

Modules

PgCert: The core modules are:

  • The Gaelic Legacy
  • The Highlands and Islands Story
  • Traditional Customs and Beliefs of the Highlands and Islands

PgDip: The core module is:

  • Highlands and Islands Voices

You will also choose two option modules which may include:

  • The Language and Paleography of Older Scots
  • The North Atlantic World
  • Early Scottish and Norse Literature
  • The Orkney and Shetland Tongues
  • Orkney and Shetland Literature
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Exploring Creative Writing

MLitt:

To achieve the award of MLitt Highlands and Islands Culture you must complete a research dissertation.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English must meet language competency standards as noted on the International page of our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits): Scottish/EU on-site or online £520; Rest of UK on-site or online £650. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation
International students
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits): International on-site £1150, online £820. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation

Please see the course page on the website at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/courses/mlitt-highlands-and-islands-culture

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
UHI Information Line
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
0845 272 3600