Scottish Heritage MLitt
Course code V920
What is special about this course?
If you would like the unique opportunity to study Scottish heritage and explore the lived experiences of Scotland's communities then study with us - the only university at the heart of the Highlands of Scotland.
This fully online, interdisciplinary taught postgraduate course is delivered by world-leading experts in their fields and you will be supported throughout by this enthusiastic teaching team.
The course has been developed to attract Scottish, UK and overseas student of Scottish descent or with an interest in Scotland, and those who have businesses with a Scottish theme.
- You will be taught by international experts in their fields, including the team at the Institute for Northern Studies
- The module content is unique - it is interdisciplinary and is delivered to you from the heart of the communities who created the heritage
- You can explore your own heritage and interests through field and project work, with unparalleled access to resources and communities across Scotland
- You will study completely online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
- Individual modules can be studied for personal or professional development
- 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject such as history, business studies, archaeology, literature or ethnology.
- Applicants with other degrees or relevant qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
- International students whose first language is not English must meet language competency standards.
Core modules are:
- Scotland’s Story 1: Mesolithic to Medieval
- Scotland’s Voice 1: Language, Literature, and Landscape
- Scotland’s Customs: Traditional Beliefs and Folklore
Core modules are:
- Discovering the Past: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research
- Scotland’s Story 2: Medieval to the Modern Era
- Scotland’s Voice 2: Music and Song
To achieve the award of MLitt Scottish Heritage you must complete a dissertation.
How will I study my course?
- Part-time (structured)
- Part-time (unstructured)
- This course is delivered entirely online. You will learn through a combination of online video conference lectures and tutorials via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with full support from your tutors throughout.
How long will my course last?
- Full-time: 1 year @ 20 hours per week
- Part-time (structured): 2 years @ 10 hours per week
- Part-time (unstructured): maximum of 6 years
The 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?
- Orkney - you will be enrolled through UHI Orkney and be supported by them and the Institute for Northern Studies
For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
- EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
- EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
- EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
|Per module (20 credits)||£560||£584|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,680||£1,752|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,360||£3,504|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£5,000||£5,256|
Rest of UK students
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) or assessed as rest of the UK for fee status, the following fees apply:
|Per module (20 credits)||£669||£720|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£2,007||£2,160|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£4,014||£4,320|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits)||£6,021||£6,480|
EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK
Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Scottish Government confirmed that EU/EEA and Swiss nationals, who do not have settled or pre-settled status, will be considered as international for fee purposes. For 2022-23, students will get an automatic fee scholarship.
This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
|2022-23||With scholarship||2023-24||With scholarship|
|Per module (20 credits)||£1,010||£760||£1,080||£810|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£3,030||£2,280||£3,240||£2,430|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits, 180 credits)||£6,060||£4,560||£6,480||£4,860|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits)||£9,090||£6,840||£9,720||£7,290|
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union, studying online from their home country, or assessed as international for fee status, the following fees apply:
|Per module (20 credits)||£1,010||£1,080|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£3,030||£3,240|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits, 180 credits)||£5,880||£6,480|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits)||£9,090||£9,720|
This course is not available to international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time rest of the UK, EU and international postgraduate students for continuous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
Eligible Scotland-domiciled students studying full-time 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.
Eligible Scotland-domiciled students studying part-time can apply for a tuition fee loan from SAAS. You must be intending to complete the course in no longer than twice the length of time it would take for a full-time student. For example, if your course is available to full-time students as a one-year programme, you will be funded for a maximum of two years' part-time study. If your course does not have a full-time option, you must complete within three years. You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5,500, which will be paid pro-rata for each academic year of study.
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.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On successful completion of this course, you could consider careers in:
- Journalism - newspaper and radio in particular
- Governmental agencies such as Highlands and Islands Enterprise
- Primary school teaching on completion of a PGDE(P)
- Secondary school teaching in English and History on completion of a PGDE(S)
- Community education
- Adult education
You may also be interested in:
- Developing your own business
- Enhancing existing businesses
Can I progress into further study?
Following successful completion of the MLitt, you can progress to PhD study at the University of the Highlands and Islands, and other institutions.
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