Lews Castle College Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
This exciting taught postgraduate literature course allows you to study the writers and literatures of the Highlands and Islands, in the communities to which they belong. Trace the footsteps of these inspirational creatives, explore the literary heritage of the area and experience, first hand, the diverse culture of the region.
The Gaelic legacy; Writers and place; Literary iconographies.
You can exit after 6 months with PgCert Highlands and Islands Literature
Core modules are: Modern Scottish Gothic; A tour of the Highlands.
And one option module from: Archaeological heritage of Orkney and Shetland; Exploring creative writing; Medieval history of Orkney and Shetland; Picts: revealing the painted past; Scotland’s customs: traditional beliefs and folklore; Selling cold islands; Small island governance; The Highlands and Islands story.
You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Highlands and Islands Literature
2:1 Honours degree or above (or international equivalent) in English Literature. Applicants with a 2:1 honours degree in another strongly-related subject will be considered on an individual basis. A bridging unit entitled 'A Survey of Scottish Literature' is available for those without an English Literature degree or with non-standard qualifications.
Humanities and Social Sciences