University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

British Studies

The course brings together 4 key disciplines from across the humanities: history; literature; philosophy; and archaeology. It allows students to develop their interest in any aspect of British identities, across disciplines and centuries, and offers a foundation for independent research. Students explore the shifting meanings of Britishness, from the Roman era to the present day. Students are trained in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of identities and in a range of research skills and methodologies, equipping them to pursue doctoral research in a selection of disciplines. Students gain hands-on skills in digital humanities and their dissertation will give them the opportunity to work closely with a range of local museums and archives. Students can also gain 'practical' academic experience in conference organisation, public speaking, networking and virtual research environments.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in history, archaeology, literature, philosophy or a related subject from elsewhere in the arts and humanities, either from the University of the Highlands and Islands or from another university, domestically or internationally.

Course modules

It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Master's Degree. PgCert: three core modules (60 credits) from the following: British identities; imagining the nation; philosophy and British identity: Adam smith and the virtues of modernity; Britain begins: archaeological background to British studies. PgDip: Students will choose the remaining core module from those listed in the PgCert plus two option modules which may include: the British Empire; Britishness and sport; global scots; primary sources in history (MLitt History); varieties of history (MLitt History); an elective from history or other subject area. MLitt: research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Inverness College UHI Inverness IV2 5NA Scotland
Orkney College UHI Orkney KW15 1LX Scotland
Shetland College UHI Lerwick ZE1 0PX Scotland
UHI Centre for History Inverness IV3 5SQ Scotland

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0845 2723600