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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?

The Vikings have been incredibly influential in world history and culture. The Institute for Northern Studies' team will be using their recognised expertise in this area to create this unique and exciting course on offer to students all over the world and to re-evaluate the Vikings; past, present, and future.

Students will be able to critically evaluate key historical, economic, and social developments in the Viking world and analyse the significance and legacy of the cultural history of the Vikings both in isolation and in a wider context temporally and geographically. You will look at Viking iconography in text and film, the role of women, and the significance of runes among other fascinating topics.

As part of the degree, you will study a set of core modules and also have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules, bringing the study of the Viking period into a wider perspective.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed your MLitt Viking 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:

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

How long will my course last?

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

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to PhD study at the University of the Highlands and Islands, and other institutions.

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

Students can also exit with PGcert and PGDip Awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 90 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    132 68%

    31st

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    64th

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    41st

    40

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