University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Literature

This course allows students to study the writers and literatures of the Highlands and Islands, in the communities to which they belong. Trace the footsteps of these inspirational creatives, explore the literary heritage of the area and experience, first hand, the diverse culture of the region. Study explores 3 main themes throughout the course, namely: landscape and identity; the literary and linguistic legacy for the modern period; the place of Highlands and Islands literature in the wider context.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in English Literature. A bridging unit entitled A Survey of Scottish Literature is available for those without an English Literature degree or with non standard qualifications. Students with Honours degrees in cognate, or strongly-related subjects, are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

PgDip, core modules are: modern Scottish Gothic; a Tour of the Highlands.
Option modules include: exploring creative writing; the language and palaeography of older Scots; the North atlantic world; The Highlands and Islands story; traditional customs and beliefs of the Highlands and Islands
MLitt: to achieve the award of MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature students 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 Distance learning September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 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 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 820 per Module (International) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 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 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 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 650 per Module (EU) 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 (Wales) 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 650 per Module (EU) 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 820 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 820 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 (Wales) 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
MLitt Distance learning January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 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
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0845 272 3600