University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Viking Studies

Students on this course critically evaluate key historical, economic, and social developments in the Viking world and analyse the significance and legacy of the cultural history of the Vikings both in isolation and in a wider context temporally and geographically. Study examines Viking iconography in text and film, the role of women, and the significance of runes. Students study unique course content not available anywhere else.

Entry requirements

A 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 (with a minimum of 6 in all 4 components).

Course modules

PgCert: core modules are: Vikings in the Scottish islands and the Irish sea region; gender in Viking society; runology and old Norse. PgDip core module is: visualizing the Vikings: the Vikings in popular culture. Option modules include: the language and paleography of older scots; the Nar literary context; historical and cultural perspectives of the Nar; early Scottish and Norse literature; the Orkney and Shetland tongues; Orkney and Shetland literature; introduction to screenwriting; exploring creative writing.

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 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 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 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 650 per Module (EU) 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 (England) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MLitt On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 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 (England) 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 (Northern Ireland) 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 (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 650 per Module (EU) 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 (England) 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 (Northern Ireland) 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 (England) 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 (Northern Ireland) 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 (Wales) 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 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 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

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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0845 272 3600