What is special about this course?
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 will benefit from lectures and seminars by local writers, and our small classes will give you a more personal experience of this Masters course in Highlands and Islands Literature.
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 study full time or part time from a distance using our online and video conference technologies, which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
What can I do on completion of my course?
Once you’ve successfully completed the MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature course, you might like to consider careers in:
- School teaching on completion of a relevant PGDE qualification
- Community education
- Adult education
- Working for government agencies
- Teaching on this or similar degrees
Can I progress into further study?
You can progress to PhD study at the University of the Highlands and Islands, and other institutions.
Core modules are:
- The Gaelic Legacy
- Writers and Place
- Literary Iconographies
Core modules are:
- Modern Scottish Gothic
- A Tour of the Highlands
You will also choose one option module which may include:
- Exploring creative writing
- The language and palaeography of older Scots
- The North Atlantic World
- The Highlands and Islands Story
- Traditional Customs and Beliefs of the Highlands and Islands
To achieve the award of MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature you must complete a research dissertation.
- 12 months
- 24 months
- 10 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
Masters degree 6 modules (120) + dissertation)
DisciplinesLiterature View 318 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in English Literature.
A bridging unit entitled "A Survey of Scottish Literature" is available for those without an English Literature degree or with non standard qualifications
If you have an Honours degree in a cognate, or strongly-related subject, your application will be considered on an individual basis.
International10700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA4680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4680 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- Rest of UK: £5,850
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