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Island Studies

University of the Highlands and Islands

Venues

Orkney College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

This masters programme is the only dedicated postgraduate degree in Island Studies in Scotland. It focuses on the study of islands and their communities, both in Scotland and internationally. Delivered by the Institute for Northern Studies, the MLitt Island Studies gives you the opportunity to explore the islands of the world.

Island communities are often culturally unique, yet by their nature they share many commonalities, sometimes referred to as 'islandness'. As part of the degree you will undertake comparative and multi-disciplinary study of the Scottish islands, however, island communities as diverse as the Baltic, the Faroe islands, the Isle of Man, the Falklands and Canadian islands, will also be integral to your studies, particularly the critical appraisal of insular governance, tourism and autonomy.

You can exit at the end of 6 months with PgCert Island Studies

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Island Studies

Entry Requirements

2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject, such as History, Archaeology, Literature or Ethnology. Other disciplines will be considered.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MLitt

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Arts, Humanities and Social Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.uhi.ac.uk