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Material Culture And Gàidhealtachd History MSc

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Art History Scottish History Scottish Studies

Course type

Taught

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.

Different course options

Online/Distance | Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI | 3 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Online/Distance

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Material Culture and European Ethnology - Core
Research Methods - Core
Settlement and land use - Core
Historical perspectives - Core
Contemporary issues - Core
Research Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees for: Master’s degree students need to pay £5000 (6 modules + dissertation); For Postgraduate diploma students need to pay £3,360 (6 modules, 120 credits); For Postgraduate certificate Students need to pay £1,680 (3 modules, 60 credits). Students need to pay £560 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

This course is not open to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. Fees for: Master’s degree students need to pay £8820 (6 modules + dissertation); For Postgraduate diploma students need to pay £5,880 (6 modules, 120 credits); For Postgraduate certificate Students need to pay £2,940 (3 modules, 60 credits). Students need to pay £980 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

2:2 honours degree or above in a relevant subject. Applicants without these qualifications but with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. A good standard of fluency in Gaelic is necessary.