University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

History of the Highlands and Islands

This course focuses on the complex, colourful and often conflict-driven history of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, from medieval times to the twentieth century. It is a course that involves extensive use of primary source material including oral history testimony, archives, newspapers and digitised materials.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in History. Students with Honours degrees in a cognate, or strongly-related subjects are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

PgCert: The core module is: arguments and alternatives models, interpretations and debates in Highlands and Islands History. Choose 2 option modules which may include but are not limited to: the clearances; The early modern Northern Isles; the lordship of the Isles; the diaspora; gender and the family in the Highlands; the seventeenth century Highlands; Re(presenting) Highland History; Highland sport; the practice and theory of oral History. PgDip: The core module is: Primary sources in History. Applicants choose a further 2 option modules from those listed in the PgCert. MLitt: To achieve the award of MLitt History of the Highlands and Islands you must complete a research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt On-line study January 2017 GBP 820 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt On-line study January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years

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