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This ground-breaking, internationally acclaimed masters programme offers you a unique opportunity to investigate Gaelic culture – entirely through the language of the Gaels themselves.
This masters course gives you a chance to study in-depth the extraordinary transformations affecting the Gaelic world during recent centuries up to the present day, drawing upon the wealth of material culture, literature, tradition, and language of the people of the Highlands.
You may already be knowledgeable on the tradition, material culture and history of different Highland districts. By placing them in a wider regional context through your studies, with a specific focus on material culture – the many objects made and used in the Highlands – you will attain a deeper understanding of the world of the Gaels, both past and present.
The course is taught in Gaelic, from a Gaelic perspective, by internationally recognised scholars therefore communicative ability in the language is essential.
Applicants without these qualifications but with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis
A good standard of fluency in Gaelic is necessary
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.
Direct entry from our own Gaelic medium degrees.
Core modules are:
Core modules are:
You will also choose one option module which may include:
To achieve the award of MSc you must complete a research dissertation.
You will be required to attend an induction session at the start of the course, either face-to-face at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the Isle of Skye or online
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which will include 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
|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|
|Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£650||£820|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,950||£2,460|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,900||£4,920|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£4,680||£5,850||£7,380|
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
Positions within the heritage sector; museums; community groups; the media; creative industries; the public sector; developmental and environmental agencies; and PhD research.
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The course was exceptionally good: innovative, delivered in an original, attractive way, and directed by knowledgeable and supportive lecturers. We were given the opportunity to undertake personal research as part of the course, but it was good to be in a small group working together on the modules. I’d recommend it to anybody.
Julie Fowlis, singer and musician, Easter Ross.
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.