This programme brings together the disciplines of history and archaeology through the study of a specific region, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
If you have an interest in developing transferable skills in the study of regional pasts, specifically of the north and west of Scotland, the MLitt History and Archaeology of the Highlands and Islands has been designed for you.
Full time or part time study is available to suit your circumstances
You can study online through the UHI virtual learning environment, which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
Successful students will be able to proceed from undergraduate study, through the MLitt, towards supervised postgraduate PhD level research
You will have support from expert staff at the Centre for History and the Archaeological Institute, throughout your studies
You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree
Over two-thirds of the research conducted by the university’s Centre for History was rated at 4* and 3*, indicating ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality, in REF2014 - the latest assessment of UK university research. The ‘Impact’ of the centre's research on the broader economy and society was ranked joint 8th, higher than Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh. We are also the highest ranked new History department in the UK.
Core modules are: Archaeology of the Highlands and Islands; Primary Sources in History
Option modules, from which you will choose one from either History or Archaeology, may include:
History: Any available option modules from the MLitt History of the Highlands and Islands. These include but are not limited to:
The Clearances; The early modern Northern Isles; The Lordship of the Isles; The Diaspora; Gender and the family in the Highlands; The seventeenth century Highlands; Re(presenting) Highland history; Highland sport; The practice and theory of oral History
Archaeology: Excavation; Viking and Norse in the North Atlantic; Vikings to VE day; Neolithic studies; Iron Age in the Atlantic world; Early medieval archaeology
You will choose three further modules from those listed in the PgCert, ensuring an even split across the two subjects
To achieve the award of MLitt you must complete a research dissertation in History or Archaeology
This course is available at
The Centre for History UHI, Burghfield House, Dornoch, IV25 3HN
Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LX
You will study through supported online learning using the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
You will have support from expert staff and researchers at the UHI Centre for History
You will be registered for individual modules through: Orkney College UHI; UHI Centre for History
Top five reasons to study at UHI
1. Do something different: our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which often reflects the unique environment and culture of our region and closely links to vocational skills required by a range of sectors.
2. Flexible learning options mean that you can usually study part time or full time. Some courses can be studied fully online from home or work, others are campus-based.
3. Choice of campuses – we have campuses across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Each campus is different from rich cultural life of the islands; the spectacular coasts and mountains; to the bright lights of our city locations.
4. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff
5. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep
Scholarships relevant to this course are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UHI, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/tuition-fees-postgraduate
How to apply
If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the ‘visit website’ button below which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select the Apply tab to complete our online application.
If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links beow or call on 0845 272 3600.
An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international
English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands
are detailed on our English language requirements page http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
2:1 Honours degree or above (or international equivalent) in History or Archaeology.If you have an Honours degree in a cognate, or strongly-related subject your application will be considered on an individual basis.
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits) Online: Scottish/EU £520; Rest of UK £650; International £820. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation