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This exciting taught postgraduate literature course allows you to study the writers and literatures of the Highlands and Islands, in the communities to which they belong. Trace the footsteps of these inspirational creatives, explore the literary heritage of the area and experience, first hand, the diverse culture of the region.
You will study three main themes throughout the course, namely:
You will benefit from lectures and seminars by local writers, and the team at the Centre for Nordic Studies. Our small classes will give you a more personal study experience during this Masters course in Highlands and Islands Literature.
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Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students)
Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
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Students can access the programme from a range of UHI undergraduate programmes including:
Core modules are:
Core modules are:
You will also choose one option module which may include:
To achieve the award of MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature you must complete a research dissertation.
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:
|Rest of UK |
|Rest of UK|
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£520||£650||£650||£1,190||£852|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,560||£1,950||£1,950||£3,570||£2,556|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,120||£3,900||£3,900||£7,140||£5,112|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£4,680||£4,680||£5,850||£5,850||£10,700||£7,660|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.
From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time for any taught postgraduate course up to full Masters level 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
Once you’ve successfully completed the MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature course, you might like to consider careers in:
You can progress to PhD study at the University of the Highlands and Islands, and other institutions.
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We are excited by the many cultural and historical connections between Scotland, Scandinavia and the North Atlantic region, and how we are located in a melting-pot of cultural influences. Orkney, Shetland and the North of Scotland is historically where the Norse, Pictish, Celtic and Scots cultures meet. In my own research, I explore how these cultural meetings, over several hundred years, shape the language, from the Viking age and right up until our modern dialect. In our team, we similarly research cultural meetings in folklore, ancient and modern literature, archaeology, and the self-understanding of the modern communities, just to mention a few.
Dr Ragnhild Ljosland, Centre for Nordic Studies
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI 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 gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.