University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Island Studies

This course explores the insular identities, achievements, threats and futures of islands communities, in Scotland and worldwide. Students study the cultural identify, language, literature and politics of island communities.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as history, archaeology, literature or ethnology. Other disciplines, such as history, human geography and the social sciences, will also be considered. International students whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a mininum of 6 in all 4 components).

Course modules

It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree
PgCert: Core modules are: the nature of islandness; island futures; the Scottish islands. PgDip core modules are: island governance; selling cold Islands.
Students choose 1 option module from a range of Centre for Nordic Studies and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig modules, the latter through the medium of Gaelic language.
MLitt: to achieve the award of MLitt Island Studies 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 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
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

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 272 3600