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 will have support from expert staff at the Centre for History throughout your studies
  • Successful students will be able to proceed from undergraduate study, through the MLitt, towards supervised postgraduate PhD level research in History
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

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.

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 Honours degree or above (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

 

*SPECIAL NOTICE* FUNDING SUPPORT

  • Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), for more information visit: http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/postgraduate.htm

 

Access routes

  • All BA (Hons) degrees involving Scottish History or History

PgCert

The core module is:

  • Arguments and alternatives: models, interpretations and debates in Highlands and Islands History.

You will also choose two option modules which may include but are not limited to:

  • The Clearances
  • The early modern Northern Isles
  • The Lordship of the Isles
  • The Diaspora
  • Gender and the family in the Highlands
  • The seventeenth century Highlands
  • Re(presenting) Highland History
  • Highland sport
  • The practice and theory of oral History

PgDip

The core module is:

  • Primary sources in History

You will choose a further two option modules from those listed in the PgCert

MLitt

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

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?

  • Centre for History

Start date

  • September
  • January

How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:

2016-17
Scottish
online
Rest of UK
(inc EU)
online
International
online
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

2015-16
Scottish
online
Rest of UK
(inc EU)
online
International
online
Per module (20 credits) £520 £650 £780
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,560 £1,950 £2,340
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,120 £3,900 £4,680
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £4,680 £5,850 £7,020

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?

Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), for more information visit: http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/postgraduate.htm

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 and politics
  • Community or adult education
  • Heritage and tourism
  • Museums and galleries

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to PhD study at the University of the Highlands and Islands

Is there more information available online?

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

What our students, graduates and staff say:

“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]

Apply for History of the Highlands and Islands MLitt

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017

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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