Literature University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Accredited by: University of the Highlands and Islands

If you are passionate about reading, thinking and writing and would like to turn this interest into a career, the BA (Hons) Literature is ideal for you. You will explore literature in a global context, looking in depth at language and literary history within texts and on the international literary stage. Studying literature at the University of the Highlands and Islands is not 'English', and nor is it 'Scottish'. Our modules cover a wide range of authors, in English and translation, as well as theory from classic to contemporary. With a solid foundation in genres and periods in years 1 and 2, and research-based modules in years 3 and 4, our graduates are confident and enthusiastic writers, researchers and readers. We teach a range of advanced specialist modules alongside more traditional content, and you are able to combine your studies with other disciplines. You will also study language, translation and the interrelation of Scots, Gaelic, English and other languages in Scotland. You will benefit from close partnerships with local organisations such as High Life Highland, Highland Archive Centre and Literary Salon, and you will learn from internationally-recognised experts in their fields, with interests reflected in our wide variety of modules.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Orkney College UHI

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


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How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Q320
Institution code H49
Campus name Orkney College UHI

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BC Including English plus one from the list of relevant academic subjects:
English, History, Geography, Modern Studies, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Religious Education, Media Studies, Language subjects, Maths, Sciences subjects (Human Biology and Biology will be counted as 2 separate subjects)
Scottish Higher BBC Must include English plus at least one from the list of relevant academic subjects:
English, History, Geography, Modern Studies, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Religious Education, Media Studies, Language subjects, Maths, Sciences subjects (Human Biology and Biology will be counted as 2 separate subjects)

Advanced entry to year two of this degree may be possible with HNC Social Science (12 SCQF credits) with 3 additional SCQF credits at level 7 which is equivalent to 120 degree credit points, and at least grade C in the Graded Unit.

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £10,500 * Year 1
England £8,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £8,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For RUK students studying a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For 5-year integrated masters degrees these fees are incurred for 4 of the 5 years. For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/

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