History of the Highlands and Islands MLitt

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What is special about this course?

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

  • 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 UHI virtual learning environment, which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

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

Access routes

PgCert

  • Arguments and Alternatives: Models, Interpretations and Debates in Highlands and Islands History

Option modules, from which you must choose two, may include, but are not limited to the following themes:

  • The Clearances
  • The Early Modern Northern Isles
  • Lordship of the Isles
  • The Diaspora
  • Gender and the Family in the Highlands
  • The Seventeenth Century Highlands
  • (Re)Presenting Highland History
  • The Practice and Theory of Oral History

MLitt

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

PgDip

  • Arguments and Alternatives: Models, Interpretations and Debates in Highlands and Islands history
  • Authors and Archives: Sources in Highlands and Islands History

Option modules, from which you must choose two, may include, but are not limited to the following themes:

  • The Clearances
  • The Early Modern Northern Isles
  • Lordship of the Isles
  • The Diaspora
  • Gender and the Family in the Highlands
  • The Seventeenth Century Highlands
  • (Re)Presenting Highland History
  • The Practice and Theory of Oral History

How will I study my course?

  • You will study through supported online learning using the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Full time
  • Part time (structured)
  • Part time (unstructured)

How long will my course last?

  • Full time (MLitt): 1 year
  • Part time (structured) (MLitt): 2 - 3 years
  • Part time (unstructured) (MLitt): 6 years (maximum)

Where can I study my course?

    UHI Centre for History

Start date

  • September
  • January

How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:

2014-152014-152014-15
Scottish
and EU/EAA
online

Rest of UK
online

International
online

Per module (20 credits) £510 £640 £760
Postgraduate certificate (PgCert) £1,530 £1,920 £2,280
Postgraduate diploma (PgDip) £3,060 £3,840 £4,560
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £4,590 £5,760 £6,840

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.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact UHI Centre for History for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Media
  • Journalism
  • Community/adult education
  • Museums and libraries

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for History of the Highlands and Islands MLitt

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2015 or Aug/Sep 2015 or Jan/Feb 2016

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.

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