Taught course

History of the Highlands and Islands

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

Entry requirements

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

January, September

Course content

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.

Special features

  • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
  • 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

Modules

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 Clearances
◾The early modern Northern Isles
◾The Lordship of the Isles
◾The Diaspora
◾Gender and the family in the Highlands
◾The seventeenth century Highlands
◾Re(presenting) Highland History
◾Highland sport
◾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.

Locations
This course is available online with support from The Centre for History UHI, Burghfield House, Dornoch, IV25 3HN

How to apply

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

Top five reasons to study at UHI

1. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff

2. Choice of campuses - from small, rural and island communities, to the busy towns and cities of the region, our 13 friendly, safe campuses offer something for everyone

3. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep

4. Do something different and special - UHI has expertise in a variety of specialist subjects, including: renewable energy; adventure tourism; Gaelic; archaeology; marine science; art and textiles, and more!

5. Flexible learning options mean that you can study part time or full time, online from home or work, or at one of our campuses or local learning centres, and fit your study into your life

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. Please see our International pages

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

UK students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): Scottish Online £520, Rest of UK and EU Online £650. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation
International students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): International online £852. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation

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 and course duration

MLitt

part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12-60 months

Course contact details

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