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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Orkney and Shetland Studies

Institution University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Department Humanities, Education and Gaelic
Telephone 01463 279190
Study type Taught


What is special about this course?

This is the only course of its kind that focuses on studying the history, culture, literature, archaeology and language of the Orkney and Shetland islands; communities of significant strategic importance through the ages.

Come with us on a journey to explore the islands’ unique culture and heritage, delivered by the prize-winning Institute for Northern Studies team.

You will be able to progress on to research degrees once you have completed this Orkney and Shetland Studies course and you will have gained valuable personal development skills along the way.

Special features ◾Unique course content not available anywhere else ◾You are taught by local experts in Orkney and Shetland ◾We use video conferencing and a virtual learning environment to deliver the course at a distance ◾Small class sizes ◾You can also choose options in language, literature, creative writing and the North Atlantic world ◾You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree

How long will my course last? ◾Full-time:1 year @ 20 hours per week ◾Part-time structured: 2 years @ 10 hours per week


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