Scottish Heritage

University of Aberdeen

M.Litt. Online
36 months
1380 GBP/module
1380 GBP/module
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The distance learning taught masters in Scottish Heritage explores the rich history, art, architecture, and photography of Scotland through an interactive programme, which is designed with maximum flexibility in order to address the needs of students in a variety of locations and situations.Scottish Heritage, MLitt programme is offered at University of Aberdeen.


Why study Scottish Heritage, MLitt at University of Aberdeen?

Scotland’s heritage and history fascinate a global audience. The study of the Scottish past is an integral part of the intellectual life of the University of Aberdeen. 

With access to a rich stream of source materials located within the University and across the region, the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy’s Departments of History and History of Art conduct internationally renowned research and possess a strong track record in making their expertise available to a broad range of constituencies. Acclaimed research projects include those on the Aberdeen Bestiary, the Burgh Records, the Buildings of Scotland, and the Scottish Emigration Database. 

The University of Aberdeen is the first Scottish institution to offer a course that combines History and History of Art in this way. This programme affords students the opportunity to study Scotland’s written, visual and material pasts in depth and will also provide the intellectual tools for them to pursue their own particular interests.


There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scotland’s Millennium: A Thematic Overview
  • The Scottish Diaspora
  •  Approaches to Research: Archives and Sources
  •  Dissertation in Scottish Heritage

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Candidates should normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications (normally a 3.0 GPA in North America). However, for candidates who do not meet this admission criteria, alternative qualifications combined with relevant professional experience and supportive references may also be considered as a means for entry.
  • Applicants who do not possess the formal degree qualification are required to submit a supporting personal statement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1380 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1380 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1380 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1380 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.

This programme is charged on modular basis. Fee quoted is per 30 credits.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Our partners

Scottish Heritage
University of Aberdeen