What is special about this course?
This online programme provides a broader history award, both thematically and geographically than our MLitt History of the Highlands and Islands.
The MLitt History has been developed in response to demand from potential students for a broad taught postgraduate programme in history and features modules in, for example, maritime, sport and British history, imperial history, palaeography and languages of the North Atlantic, as well as historiography. Taught from the Centre for History in the Highlands, the MLitt History is available from anywhere in the world.
- The course is taught by a research-active and dynamic team of historians, reflecting staff research expertise.
- Successful students will be able to proceed from undergraduate study of history, through the MLitt, towards supervised postgraduate historical PhD level research.
- You will have support from the expert staff at the Centre for History throughout your studies.
- You can study from a distance online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.
- You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree.
Over two-thirds of the research conducted by the university’s Centre for History was rated at 4* and 3*, indicating ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality, in REF2014 - the latest assessment of UK university research. The ‘Impact’ of the centre's research on the broader economy and society was ranked joint 8th, higher than Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh. We are also the highest-ranked new history department in the UK.
- 2:1 honours degree or above (or international equivalent) in history.
- If you have an honours degree in a cognate, or strongly-related subject your application will be considered on an individual basis.
*Funding support notice*
Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students).
Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
To achieve the award of MLitt History you must complete a 60-credit research dissertation.
What can I do on completion of my course?
- Media, journalism and politics
- Community or adult education
- Museums and libraries
- Heritage and tourism
About the School
The University of the Highlands and Islands is an integrated university encompassing both further and higher education.