University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Irish and Scottish History

Ireland and Scotland are bound by history, religion, language and culture. This course considers their history in an integrated, taught Master's degree. Students will learn about the intersections and divergences of the 2 nations since 1600, and research and write a dissertation on a particular area of interest. On completing the course, the student will have a new appreciation for the complexity and interconnectedness of Ireland and Scotland to the present day.

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally have an Honours degree at 2.1 or above in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent qualifications and experience. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'postgraduate standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

In addition to writing a dissertation and completing a preparatory course for the dissertation, all students take the course 'nations and unions: writing Irish and Scottish history' and 2 additional courses, which might include 'Scottish and Irish enlightenments', 'Ireland and Scotland in the long 19th century', or 'Ireland and Scotland in the 20th century'. Dissertation supervision is available in any aspect of Scottish history from the middle ages to the present, or Irish history from 1600.

Assessment methods

Courses will be assessed by course work, by examination or by a combination of these, as prescribed for each course. The degree of MLitt shall not be awarded to candidates who fail to achieve a grade of D9 or above in the dissertation, irrespective of their performance in other courses.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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