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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    Orkney College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is special about this course?

This is the only course of its kind that focuses on studying the history, culture, literature, archaeology and language of the Orkney and Shetland islands; communities of significant strategic importance through the ages.

Come with us on a journey to explore the islands’ unique culture and heritage, delivered by the prize-winning Institute for Northern Studies team.

You will be able to progress on to research degrees once you have completed this Orkney and Shetland Studies course and you will have gained valuable personal development skills along the way.

Special features

  • Unique course content not available anywhere else
  • You are taught by local experts in Orkney and Shetland
  • We use video conferencing and a virtual learning environment to deliver the course at a distance
  • Small class sizes
  • You can also choose options in language, literature, creative writing and the North Atlantic world
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree.

How will I study my course?

Full-time:1 year @ 20 hours per week
Part-time structured: 2 years @ 10 hours per week

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 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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed your MLItt Orkney and Shetland Studies, there are a variety of careers you might like to consider. Here is just a taster of the kind of opportunities available to you:

School teaching on completion of relevant PGDE qualification
Community education
Adult education
Journalism – particularly newspaper and radio
Working for government agencies
Tourism
Teaching on this or similar degrees.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 8,820per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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

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