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Material Culture And Gàidhealtachd History MSc

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

What is special about this course?

This ground-breaking, internationally acclaimed masters programme offers you a unique opportunity to investigate Gaelic culture – entirely through the language of the Gaels themselves.

The course gives you the chance to study in-depth the extraordinary transformations affecting the Gaelic world during recent centuries up to the present day, drawing upon the wealth of material culture, literature, tradition, and language of the people of the Highlands.

You may already be knowledgeable on the tradition, material culture and history of different Highland districts. By placing them in a wider regional context through your studies, with a specific focus on material culture – the many objects made and used in the Highlands – you will attain a deeper understanding of the world of the Gaels, both past and present.

The course is taught in Gaelic, from a Gaelic perspective, by internationally recognised scholars, therefore communicative ability in the language is essential.

Special features

It is available to study entirely online
You can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
Emphasis on developing skills in fieldwork, oral interviewing and archival research
Building strong links with local communities, local and national museums and agencies
You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or masters degree.

How long will my course last?

Part-time (structured): 3 years @ 12-16 hours per week
Part-time (unstructured): 6 years @ 10 hours per week

What can I do on completion of my course?

Positions within the heritage sector; museums; community groups; the media; creative industries; the public sector; developmental and environmental agencies; and PhD research.

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University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 9

    76th out of 93 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 199
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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.44 89%

    6th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    120 58%

    42nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45 45%

    85th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    81st

    4

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