The university has a range of courses which may suit students with an interest in taking their study of English into higher education and beyond.

For graduates interested in teaching, the university offers the PDGE (Primary).

Dr Kristin Lindfield-Ott, BA (Hons) Literature Programme Leader

Kristin Lindfield-Ott"Students on the BA (Hons) Literature degree develop high-level writing, research, analytical and presentation skills, and engage directly with primary sources and theory, which improves their problem-solving, research and critical thinking skills. We provide excellent student support and have an active Literature Society, run by students, as well as an ongoing visiting speaker series and field trips each semester."

Kirsten Rosie, BA (Hons) Gaelic Scotland student

Kirsten Rosie"I like the variety of subjects that can be studied as part of the course: language, history, music, culture, etc. That way, you get a much wider understanding of Scotland as a whole, and the different modules often connect and discuss similar points, so everything is really tied together well. I also really like the teaching style, the online chat tutorials and video conference classes are really unique and enjoyable. It also means that things are much more flexible as modules are available to you online meaning your choices aren’t limited by where you’re studying."

Sophie MacLean, HNC Acting and Performance student

Sophie Maclean"The course modules are really diverse and offer a wide range of areas of acting. I also really enjoy that it is such a practical course and the facilities provided give us the freedom that such a practically-driven course needs."

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only university based in our region – Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. We provide access to undergraduate and postgraduate study and research opportunities through our network of colleges and research centres, offering students a natural, supportive environment during their university studies.

Many of our undergraduate courses are developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure that our graduates have the skills and experience required by employers. Others capitalise on the unique assets of our region, such as the environment, culture and heritage, and offer progression to research opportunities in these internationally important fields.


With locations spread across the Highlands and Islands, students can choose the university campus that suits. It might be close to home, or offer a course of interest, or there might be something special about a specific location. Students can also choose to create their own campus by studying online, when and where it suits them.

In 2015, 95% of the university’s graduates, who studied with us on a full time basis, entered work or further study (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

View our full range of courses.