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What are the entry requirements?

You should possess a 2:2 Honours degree or above in a relevant subject, such as Gaelic, Celtic, Geography, History, or in the Social Sciences.

We also welcome candidates without such qualifications but who possess professional experience in relevant subjects. A good standard of fluency in Gaelic is necessary.

How will I study on the course?

Part-time (structured).

You will study the degree through a course of seminars, through telephone tutorials, and on the Virtual Learning Environment of the UHI, supported by lecturers and your student advisor.

For further information, or if you have any questions regarding this MSc at the University of the Highlands and Islands, please contact us at:

How long will it take?

The MSc takes 3 years to complete, part-time @ 12 to 18 hours per week.

The number of hours indicates what will be expected of you on the course, including time spent in lectures, in individual study, and in your own research.

Where can I study the course?

The course is based in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI.

When does the course begin?

You can begin the course in September or January.

What does the course cost?

For further information regarding course fees, please visit:

There are various funding bodies that can provide support to students in paying their fees and accommodation according to their financial circumstances. For further information, go to:

What can I do on completion of the course?

Today, alumni from the degree are employed in many different careers, including work in:

  • the cultural sector
  • conservation and the environment
  • music and arts
  • PhD research