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Unleash your passion for island communities with the Island Studies MLitt programme at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Dive into the unique cultural identities, governance, and futures of islands worldwide, including Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and the Falklands. This pioneering programme offers a comprehensive exploration of insular governance, tourism, and autonomy, preparing you for a range of exciting career paths in tourism, journalism, education, and more. With flexible study options, including full-time, part-time, and online learning, you can tailor your academic journey to suit your lifestyle. Engage with islanders globally through interactive sessions and delve into modules like 'From Atlantis to Utopia' and 'Selling 'cold' islands'. To join this enriching experience, you'll need a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent, and for international students, English language proficiency. Elevate your academic pursuits and unlock a world of opportunities with the Island Studies MLitt programme.

About the course

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.

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Entry Requirements

2.1 honours degree or above (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as history, archaeology, literature or ethnology
Other disciplines, such as human geography and the social sciences, will also be considered
International students whose first language is not English must meet language competency standards

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Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and Discretionary Funds may be available to our postgraduate students, Please check our website for more information.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Various - see webpages

Application Procedure

Please see our website for details of the application process for any relevant funds.

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A 10% discount in tuition fee is available to degree graduates from the University of the Highlands and Islands on any of our taught postgraduate courses.

The alumni discount applies only to the tuition fee element and does not apply to any additional costs which may be required to complete the course.

The discount cannot be applied retrospectively and must be requested before or at the time of paying the first year fee.

The alumni discount is not available in conjunction with any bursary or scholarship or combinable with any discounts from the university.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% discount on tuition fees


Degree graduates from the University of the Highlands and Islands are eligible for 10% discount on the relevant tuition fee for any of our taught postgraduate courses.

Application Procedure

Eligible degree alumni must request and have confirmation of the 10% tuition fee discount preferably during the admissions process, but certainly prior to payment of fees and/or enrolment.

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