Highlands and Islands Culture MLitt

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What is special about this course?

At least 55 million people world wide claim Scots descent. This exciting and unique postgraduate course allows the culture of the Highlands and Islands to be explored wherever you are, whether you are part of the Scots diaspora keen to find out about your heritage or just want to find out more about the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Students will be studying folklore, customs, belief systems, music, song, literary heritage and much, much more. Come and immerse yourself in the lived experience of Highlands and islands communities!

Special features

  • Unique course content not available anywhere else
  • You are taught by international experts in the field, including the team at the Centre for Nordic Studies
  • We use video conferencing and a virtual learning environment to deliver the course so you can study from anywhere in the world
  • Small class sizes
  • You can also choose unique options in palaeography, creative writing and the North Atlantic World
  • 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 a relevant subject, such as History, Archaeology, Literature, or Ethnology
  • Other degree programmes will be considered on an individual basis
  • International students whose first language is not English must meet language competency standards as noted on the International page of our website.

Access routes

Students can access the programme from a range of UHI undergraduate programmes including:

PgCert

 Core modules are:

  • The Gaelic Legacy
  • The Highlands and Islands Story
  • Traditional Customs and Beliefs of the Highlands and Islands

PgDip

 The core module is:

  • Highlands and Islands Voices

You will also choose two option modules which may include:

  • The Language and Paleography of Older Scots
  • The North Atlantic World
  • Early Scottish and Norse Literature
  • The Orkney and Shetland Tongues
  • Orkney and Shetland Literature
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Exploring Creative Writing

MLitt

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

How will I study my course?

  • Full time
  • Part time (structured)
  • Part time (unstructured)
  • You will study this course through a combination of video conferenced seminars and learning through the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors and student advisor.
  • International students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study with us must be based at Orkney College UHI during their studies. International students undertaking the course from their home country can study online and by video conference, in real-time or recordings.
  • All other students can choose to study at Orkney College UHI or Lews Castle College UHI in Stornoway, or from their own location studying online and by video conference in real-time or recordings.
  • An online induction will be offered at the start of your course.

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How long will my course last?

  • Full time: 1 year @ 20 hours per week
  • Part time structured: 2 years @ 10 hours per week

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.
 

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January

How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:

2016-17 Scottish
on-site
(inc EU)
Scottish
online
Rest of UK
on-site
Rest of UK
online
(inc EU)
International
on-site
International
online
Per module (20 credits) £520 £520 £650 £650 £1,150 £820
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,560 £1,560 £1,950 £1,950 £3,450 £2,460
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,120 £3,120 £3,900 £3,900 £6,900 £4,920
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £4,680 £4,680 £5,850 £5,850 £10,300 £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.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university  partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed your Masters course in Highlands and Islands Culture, there are a variety of careers you might like to consider.  Here is just a taster of the kind of opportunities available to you:

  • Tourism and Heritage sector
  • School teaching on completion of relevant PGDE qualification
  • Community education
  • Adult education
  • Journalism particularly newspaper and radio
  • Working for local government agencies
  • Teaching on this or similar degrees

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to PhD study at the University of the Highlands and Islands, and other institutions.

Is there more information available online?

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

Apply for Highlands and Islands Culture MLitt

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2017 or Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

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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