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This masters programme is the only dedicated postgraduate degree in Island Studies in Scotland. It focuses on the study of islands and their communities, both in Scotland and internationally. Delivered by the Institute for Northern Studies, the MLitt Island Studies gives you the opportunity to explore the islands of the world.
Island communities are often culturally unique, yet by their nature they share many commonalities, sometimes referred to as 'islandness'. As part of the degree you will undertake comparative and multi-disciplinary study of the Scottish islands, however, island communities as diverse as the Baltic, the Faroe islands, the Isle of Man, the Falklands and Canadian islands, will also be integral to your studies, particularly the critical appraisal of insular governance,
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2.1 honours degree or above (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 first language is not English must meet language competency standards as noted on the international page of our website.
In 2019/20 per module (20 credits): Scottish on-site / EU ons-site £560; Scottish online £560; RUK on-site £650; RUK online and EU online £650; International onsite £1260; International online £900. Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)
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At the University of the Highlands and Islands our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum. At postgraduate level many of our courses can be studied fully online from anywhere in the world; others are campus-based, where you will have access to research-active subject specialists. We are a multi-campus university with centres across the north of Scotland. Some courses area available in one location only, for others you may have a choice of campus.Read more
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