University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Orkney and Shetland Studies

This course focuses on studying the history; culture; literature; archaeology and language of the Orkney and Shetland Islands; communities of significant strategic importance through the ages.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as history, archaeology, literature or ethnology; other disciplines are considered.

Course modules

PgCert: Core Modules are: Orkney and Shetland myths and origins; archaeological heritage of Orkney and Shetland; medieval history of Orkney and Shetland. PgDip: Core modules are: traditional custom belief and folklore of the Highlands and Islands; modern history of Orkney and Shetland. You will choose one option module which may include: Early Scottish and Norse literature; the Orkney and Shetland tongues. Orkney and Shetland literature; the language and paleography of older Scots; exploring creative writing; the north Atlantic World. MLitt: To achieve the award of MLitt Orkney and Shetland Studies you must complete a research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 820 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 820 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 years

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