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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): History of the Highlands and Islands

Institution University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Department Humanities, Education and Gaelic
Web https://www.uhi.ac.uk
Email info@uhi.ac.uk
Telephone 01463 279190
Study type Taught

Summary

What is special about this course? This online Masters in the History of the Highlands and Islands is the first ever taught postgraduate course to focus on the colourful and often conflict-driven history of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, from medieval times to the 20th century.

It is a truly interactive course that involves extensive use of primary source material including oral history testimony, material from physical and online archives and newspapers. Critical thinking is essential to the topics covered as is a sensitivity to the way history interacts with memory.

You will study a range of subjects that will not only spark your interest and emotions, but may also cause you to begin to question stereotypes and cherished myths.

Taught from the Centre for History in the Highlands, the MLitt History is available to study from anywhere in the world.

Special features ◾This is the first ever postgraduate course focusing specifically on the history of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland ◾You can study from a distance online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments ◾You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree ◾You will develop key skills in researching different types of primary sources as preparation for work in a related field or further study

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 our 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.

How long will my course last? ◾Full-time: 1 year @ 35 hours per week ◾Part-time (structured): 2 years @ 17.5 hours per week ◾Part-time (unstructured): up to 6 years

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