Highlands and Islands Literature

University of the Highlands and Islands


Lews Castle College UHI, Orkney College UHI, 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.

You will study three main themes throughout the course, namely: landscape and identity; the literary and linguistic legacy for the modern period; the place of Highlands and Islands literature in the wider context.

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

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

Entry Requirements

A 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.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level