2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in History If you have an Honours degree in a cognate, or strongly-related subject your application will be considered on an individual basis
All BA (Hons) degrees involving Scottish History or History
Months of entry
This Masters in the History of the Highlands and Islands is the first ever taught postgraduate course to focus on the complex, colourful and often conflict-driven history of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, from medieval times to the 20th century.
It is a truly interactive course that involves extensive use of primary source material including oral history testimony, archives, newspapers and digitised materials.
You will study a range of subjects that will not only spark your interest and emotions, but may also cause you to begin to question and perhaps even abandon certain stereotypes and cherished myths.
- This is the first ever postgraduate course focusing specifically on the history of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
- You can study from a distance online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
- You will have support from expert staff at the Centre for History throughout your studies
- Successful students will be able to proceed from undergraduate study, through the MLitt, towards supervised postgraduate PhD level research in History
- 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?
PgCert: The core module is: Arguments and alternatives: models, interpretations and debates in Highlands and Islands History.
You will also choose two option modules which may include but are not limited to:
◾The early modern Northern Isles
◾The Lordship of the Isles
◾Gender and the family in the Highlands
◾The seventeenth century Highlands
◾Re(presenting) Highland History
◾The practice and theory of oral History
PgDip: The core module is: Primary sources in History
You will choose a further two option modules from those listed in the PgCert
MLitt: To achieve the award of MLitt History of the Highlands and Islands you must complete a research dissertation.
Fees and funding
*SPECIAL NOTICE* FUNDING SUPPORT
- Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), for more information visit: http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/postgraduate.htm
Also see the course website at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/courses/mlitt-history-of-the-highlands-and-islands
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UHI Information Line
- 0845 272 3600