Thurso Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Most of our humanities subjects can be studied as joint honours as well as single honours. Joint honours programmes give you the opportunity to combine two subjects, which complement your interests or career goals. You will usually concentrate on both subjects equally. It can be possible to transfer between single and joint honours options, usually during your first or second year, and advice will be available from your personal academic tutor.
This course covers:
Culture and heritage: cultural identity of the Highlands and Islands, its communities and issues affecting the region within the context of Scotland, the British Isles and internationally.
Literature: using a wide range of authors and texts, from classic to contemporary, explores literature in a global context, looking in depth at language and literary history.
3 Highers at BBC or above including 2 relevant subjects. HNC Social Science may give you entry to year 2.
You can progress from the BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Literature to the following postgraduate courses:
MSc Archaeological Practice; MLitt Archaeological Studies; MLitt Highlands and Islands Culture;
MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature; MLitt Island Studies; MLitt Orkney and Shetland Studies;
MLitt Viking Studies
Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
Arts, Humanities and Social Science