This postgraduate course in Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History is delivered entirely through Scottish Gaelic. It offers students a unique opportunity to develop original, in-depth perspectives on Gaelic-speaking areas in Scotland (and further afield). You will use material culture (artefacts), environment, language and traditions to understand the socio-economic, cultural background and changing circumstances of the region.
You will also explore new concepts of land use, conservation and sustainable development.
Dig deep and discover more about the Gaelic past, its present and its future potential.
A ground-breaking interdisciplinary postgraduate degree about the Gàidheadltachd, taught in Gaelic, from a Gaelic perspective, by internationally recognised scholars
Emphasis on developing skills in fieldwork, oral interviewing and archival research
Building strong links with local communities, local and national museums and agencies
Mandatory units: Material culture and European ethnology; Material culture: research methods; Settlement and land use
Mandatory units: Historical perspectives; Contemporary issues
Optional units: Environment and Sustainability; Regions and identities; Migration: cultural continuity and change
To achieve the award of MSc, you must complete a research dissertation
This course is available online with support from Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI, Slèite, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, IV44 8RQ
You will study through supported online learning using the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Assessment by formal exams, projects, field work
You are also required to attend an induction session offered face-to-face at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the Isle of Skye or through distance online delivery
This course may be studied by international students from your home country
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
An honours degree in a relevant subject. Communicative ability in Gaelic
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits) Online: Scottish/EU £520; Rest of UK £650; International £852