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 and Secondary programmes.
- We offer a number of joint study opportunities combining literature with a other subjects such as archaeology, criminology, sociology or politics
- UHI offers BA (Hons) in Literature and Creative Writing as well as BA (Hons) Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands
Kirsteen Bell, BA (Hons) Literature graduate
“ I’ve been writing for our local paper, the Lochaber Times, as well as having more of my work accepted for publications such as The Selkie and Caught by the River. I'm delighted to have won the Katharine Stewart Award from Moniack Mhor, which was amazing, so I’m looking forward to working on a book proposal during the writers retreat that is part of the award. I also work as a relief library assistant at Fort William library and I’ve been invigilating at West Highland College UHI. All this still fits around my family and I love the variety of the work. It’s been wonderful to build on the skills and knowledge that I gained during my degree and I’m looking forward to the university's new MRes in Eco-literature which I plan starting in September. ”
Kirsty Watt, BA (Hons) Gaelic Scotland graduate
“ The course had a mix of Gaelic and English modules, which suited my level of Gaelic. It’s been the shortest 4 years of my life! It has given me the opportunity to follow the career I love: becoming a teacher and using what I have learned to teach children about the island they live on, including the history of the Gaelic language. ”
Kirsty Watt graduated with a BA (Hons) Gaelic Scotland from our Lews Castle College UHI campus before continuing on to a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary).