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This Masters in the History of the Highlands and Islands is the first ever taught postgraduate course to focus on the 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, material from physical and online archives and newspapers. Critical thinking is essential to the topics covered as is a sensitivity to the way history interacts with memory.
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 stereotypes and cherished myths.
Over two-thirds of the research conducted by the university’s Centre for History was rated at 4* and 3*, indicating ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality, in REF2014 - the latest assessment of UK university research. The ‘Impact’ of our research on the broader economy and society was ranked joint 8th, higher than Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh. We are also the highest ranked new History department in the UK.
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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.
The core module is:
You will also choose two option modules which may include but are not limited to:
The core module is:
You will choose a further two option modules from those listed in the PgCert.
To achieve the award of MLitt History of the Highlands and Islands you must complete a research dissertation.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:
|Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£560||£650||£900|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,680||£1,950||£2,700|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,360||£3,900||£5,400|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£5,000||£5,850||£8,120|
|Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£650||£852|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,950||£2,556|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,900||£5,112|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£4,680||£5,850||£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
You can progress to PhD study at the University of the Highlands and Islands, or elsewhere.
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Studying with students from around the world in the supportive academic community fostered by the Centre for History has provided a rich learning environment and has given me a network I will now have for life.
Theresa Mackay, MLitt History of the Highlands and Islands student.
My research immerses me in the epic changes in religion, education, the family, settlement patterns and migration which defined the early nineteenth century Highlands. I especially enjoy collaborating with local communities to explore the roots of these shifts and how their effects resonate today. Through the MLitt and PhD programmes it is tremendously exciting to encourage and to learn from students as they delve into their own research.
Dr Elizabeth Ritchie, Centre for History.
I've really enjoyed the MLitt course. The online/distance teaching works a treat, and the advent of the internet has made such a difference. Apart from actual face to face contact through video-conference - yes, oral presentations are possible from 10,000 miles away - all the lecturers are really quick and helpful in answering email questions, and the resources that are available online are fascinating.
Graham Hannaford, current taught postgraduate student, UHI Centre for History.
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.