Highlands and Islands Culture

University of the Highlands and Islands


Lews Castle College UHI, Orkney College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


At least 55 million people world wide claim Scots descent. This exciting and unique postgraduate course allows the culture of the Highlands and Islands to be explored wherever you are, whether you are part of the Scots diaspora keen to find out about your heritage or just want to find out more about the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Students will be studying folklore, customs, belief systems, music, song, literary heritage and much, much more. Come and immerse yourself in the lived experience of Highlands and islands communities!

You can exit after 12 months with PgCert Highlands and Islands Culture

You can exit after 18 months with PgDip Highlands and Islands Culture

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as History, Archaeology, Literature, or Ethnology.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Arts, Humanities and Social Science

SCQF Level