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Highlands and Islands Literature

The University of the Highlands and Islands

12 months
560 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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This exciting taught postgraduate Highlands and Islands Literature course from The University of the Highlands and Islands 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.

In the Highlands and Islands Literature program at The University of the Highlands and Islands you will benefit from lectures and seminars by local writers, and the team at the Institute for Northern Studies. Our small classes will give you a more personal study experience during this masters course in Highlands and Islands Literature.

Special features

  • Lectures and seminars by local writers
  • A creative writing module
  • The chance to study and explore the Highland and Islands at the same time
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full masters degree
  • You can attend the course full time or part time or from a distance using our online and video conference technologies, which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments

Programme Structure

  • You will learn through a combination of video conference lectures and tutorials, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors and student advisor
  • International students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study with us must be based at Orkney College UHI during their studies. International students undertaking the course from their home country can study online and by video conference, in real-time or recordings
  • All other students can choose to study at Orkney College UHI or Lews Castle College UHI in Stornoway, or from their own location studying online and by video conference in real-time or recordings
  • An online induction will be offered at the start of your course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    560 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 560 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • 650 GBP Rest of UK on-campus
  • 650 GBP UK online

Living costs for Inverness

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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