M.Litt. Online

Scottish History (distance learning)

University of Dundee

60 months
6480 GBP/year
6480 GBP/year
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Deepen your understanding of Scotland's history and heritage from home and examine the many different interpretations of Scottish History with this MLitt Scottish History (distance learning) from University of Dundee.



At the MLitt Scottish History (distance learning) from University of Dundee, we will encourage you to think critically about the various ways in which historians have researched and analysed the development of key themes in the history of the nation. From the medieval period to the present day, the topics chart the creation of a nation.

You will develop your research skills and gain a critical understanding of the major debates in Scottish history and historiography. As part of this course, you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your own interest.

You will receive a lot of online content right from the start and learn from subject experts from both within and out-with the History department at the University of Dundee. You will also benefit from our flexible teaching model that allows students to take semesters off.


We offer a wide range of core and optional modules, meaning that you can tailor your qualification to your own interests.

Content is available online and you will work through it carrying out a series of assessed, self-study, and group tasks. You will be given the opportunity to communicate with your fellow students via the discussion board and to work on embedded source material.

You will always have a subject expert as your tutor and many tutors will also offer voluntary webinar sessions.


Our courses are designed to produce graduates capable of proceeding to doctoral research.

Graduates are also capable of progressing in careers such as:

  • education
  • media
  • archives
  • heritage
  • museums
  • archaeology
  • genealogy

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Debates and Issues in Scottish History: Sources, Interpretations and Arguments
  • Scottish National Identities Since 1807
  • Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Scotland
  • Health, Politics and Society in the Scottish Highlands, 1840-1945
  • Scotland in the Age of Mary Queen of Scots
  • Scotland and Atlantic Slavery

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in History or a related discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3240 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    6480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3240 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • £ 3,240 per 60 credits, £2,010 for dissertation


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.

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Scottish History (distance learning)
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