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.
2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as history, archaeology, literature or ethnology; other disciplines are considered.
It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree Modules include: PgCert: Orkney and Shetland: myths and origins; archaeological heritage of Orkney and Shetland; medieval history of Orkney and Shetland; early Scottish and Norse literature; historical and cultural perspectives of the north Atlantic rim; the Orkney and Shetland tongues. PgDip: traditional custom, belief and folklore of the Northern isles; modern history of Orkney and Shetland; Orkney and Shetland literature; the language and paleography of older Scots; exploring creative writing; the north Atlantic rim literary context.
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