Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures

University of the Highlands and Islands


Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The sea has often acted as a highway for people living along adjacent coasts and on islands. Such communities have frequently experienced closer ties with each other than with places further inland. The MLitt Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures explores these environments from an interdisciplinary perspective. This course is based on the internationally significant and world-class research of the staff involved and is led by the university’s Centre for History in collaboration with our Archaeology Institute and Centre for Nordic Studies. MLitt students will study two modules in History, Archaeology and Nordic Studies, and then complete a dissertation.

This programme will be of interest to those wishing to develop transferable skills with respect to coastal and maritime themes, and to all who wish to pursue further arts and humanities-based research in these areas.

You can exit after 6 months with PgCert Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures

You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures.

Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in History, Scottish History, Archaeology or Scottish Cultural Studies.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Centre for History

SCQF Level