University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Culture

This course involves students studying folklore; customs; belief systems; music; song; and literary heritage. Students can choose options in paleography, creative writing and the North Atlantic World.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as history, archaeology, literature, or ethnology. International students whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 band (with a minimum score of 6 in all 4 components).

Course modules

PgCert, core modules are: the Gaelic legacy; the highlands and islands story; traditional customs and beliefs of the highlands and islands. PgDip: The core module is: highlands and islands voices. Students choose 2 option modules which may include: the language and palaeography of older scots; the north Atlantic world; early Scottish and Norse literature; the Orkney and Shetland tongues; Orkney and Shetland literature; introduction to screenwriting; exploring creative writing. MLitt: To achieve the award of MLitt Highlands and Islands culture students must complete a research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lews Castle College UHI Stornoway HS2 0XR Scotland
Orkney College UHI Orkney KW15 1LX Scotland

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Key information

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University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0845 2723600