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Best Master Programs in the Scotland in the United Kingdom 2019

Earning an advanced degree, like a Master of Arts, may advance a stalled career or help someone move in a new professional direction. These programs vary in length, but most take two to three years to complete with part-time or full-time course schedules.

Master Programs in the Scotland in the United Kingdom

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University of the Highlands and Islands

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Perth
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Online
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University of the Highlands and Islands

The MLitt British Studies is the only interdisciplinary master's course in British Studies in the UK. It brings together four key disciplines from across the humanities – ... [+]

What is special about this course?

The MLitt British Studies is the only interdisciplinary master's course in British Studies in the UK. It brings together four key disciplines from across the humanities – history, literature, philosophy and archaeology. It allows students to develop their interest in any aspect of British identities, across disciplines and centuries and offers an excellent foundation for independent research.

You will explore the shifting meanings of Britishness, from the Roman era to the present day, with experts who are highly researching active. You will examine a variety of representations and articulations of Britishness, exploring how British mentalities and identities have been experienced by people from all backgrounds - both in the UK and abroad - and questioning the idea of Britishness.... [-]

United Kingdom Perth
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 6 years
Online
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University of the Highlands and Islands

The sea has often acted as a highway for people living along adjacent coasts and on islands; such communities have frequently experienced closer ties with each other than ... [+]

What is special about this course?

The sea has often acted as a highway for people living along adjacent coasts and on islands; such communities have frequently experienced closer ties with each other than with places further inland. The MLitt Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures explore these environments from an interdisciplinary perspective.

This course is based on the internationally significant and world-class research of the staff involved and is led by the university’s Centre for History, in collaboration with our Archaeology Institute and Institute for Northern Studies. MLitt students will study two modules in history, archaeology and northern studies, and then complete a dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom Perth
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 6 years
Online
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University of the Highlands and Islands

The MLitt Archaeological Studies will enable you to engage critically with current themes and debates in archaeological practice, theory and method. ... [+]

What is special about this course?

This course is unique in its focus on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It offers the opportunity to consider wider archaeological concepts and theoretical issues, utilising world-class sites in Orkney and the North Atlantic region.

The MLitt Archaeological Studies will enable you to engage critically with current themes and debates in archaeological practice, theory and method.

There is a wide range of module options which draw on the research specialisms of the Archaeology Institute staff and these provide you with the flexibility to combine taught modules and dissertation research according to your own research interests.

You can develop chronological specialisms grounded in the archaeology and heritage of the region, for example in Prehistoric Archaeology or in Celtic through to Viking/Norse and Medieval Archaeology. Or you may choose to combine period-based modules with our professional skills modules to gain a broader knowledge and understanding of the diversity of methods and theory practised within archaeology.... [-]

United Kingdom Perth
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Online
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University of the Highlands and Islands

This programme brings together the disciplines of history and archaeology through the study of a specific region, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. ... [+]

What is special about this course?

This programme brings together the disciplines of history and archaeology through the study of a specific region, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Whether you live locally, or globally, if you have an interest in developing transferable skills in the study of regional pasts, specifically of the north and west of Scotland, the MLitt History and Archaeology of the Highlands and Islands has been designed for you.

Special features Combine the two subjects of history and archaeology in a unique way, towards understanding the past of the Highlands and Islands Full time or part-time study is available to suit your circumstances You can study online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments Successful students will be able to proceed from undergraduate study, through the MLitt, towards supervised postgraduate PhD level research You will have support from the expert staff at the Centre for History and the Archaeology Institute, throughout your studies You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree ... [-]
United Kingdom Perth
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 6 years
Campus
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University of the Highlands and Islands

This online programme provides a broader history award, both thematically and geographically than our MLitt History of the Highlands and Islands. ... [+]

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.

Special features 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 ... [-]
United Kingdom Perth
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 6 years
Online
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University of the Highlands and Islands

This Masters in the History of the Highlands and Islands is the first-ever taught the postgraduate course to focus on the colourful and often conflict-driven history of t ... [+]

What is special about this course?

This Masters in the History of the Highlands and Islands is the first-ever taught the postgraduate course to focus on the colourful and often conflict-driven history of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, from medieval times to the 20th century.It is a truly interactive course that involves extensive use of primary source material including oral history testimony, material from physical and online archives and newspapers. Critical thinking is essential to the topics covered as is a sensitivity to the way history interacts with memory.You will study a range of subjects that will not only spark your interest and emotions but may also cause you to begin to question stereotypes and cherished myths.... [-]

United Kingdom Perth
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 6 years
Online
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The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The MSc by Research in Scottish History offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in Scottish History. The programme ... [+]

The MSc by Research in Scottish History offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in Scottish History.

The programme is aimed at students who have a specific topic of interest into which they wish to conduct their own research.

We provide structured research training while at the same time enabling you to pursue a research project that you design yourself, in consultation with supervisors. It serves as both a self-contained research degree and a preparation for further study for the PhD degree.

Breadth of expertise

History at Edinburgh is one of the largest and most distinguished departments of its kind and is home to the oldest established Chair in Scottish History.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
October 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The MSc by Research in History offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in your chosen field. We have strong researc ... [+]

The MSc by Research in History offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in your chosen field.

We have strong research concentrations in Scottish history, American history, global and transnational history, Irish history, intellectual history, and medieval history, and colleagues who can supervise topics spanning two millennia and five continents. Colleagues in the department welcome the opportunity to discuss their research topics with potential applicants.

Programme structure

This programme aims to introduce you to independent research. You will be assigned two supervisors with expertise in your chosen area to help you to complete your thesis.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
October 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The MSc by Research in Economic and Social History offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research. The MSc by Research in ... [+]

The MSc by Research in Economic and Social History offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research.

The MSc by Research in Economic and Social History is aimed at students who have a specific topic of interest into which they wish to conduct their own research.

The programme provides structured research training while at the same time enabling you to pursue a research project that you design yourself, in consultation with supervisors. It serves as both a self-contained research degree and as preparation for further study for the PhD degree.

Economic and social history addresses the historical processes underlying the evolution of modern society by employing a range of insights and approaches from the social sciences, including economics, sociology and social anthropology. The programme focuses on civil society, material culture, youth, gender, crime, cinema, economic growth and energy policy in a variety of historical contexts.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
October 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The MSc (by Research) in Classics supports your interest in this field to an advanced academic and professional in independent research. The MSc (by Research) in offers y ... [+]

The MSc (by Research) in Classics supports your interest in this field to an advanced academic and professional in independent research.

The MSc (by Research) in offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in your chosen field.

In Classics, we can offer you a first-class experience in graduate education and research. Only candidates with a degree in a relevant field, who submit a strong and viable research proposal, will be considered for this degree.

The MSc (by Research) in Classics is a one-year degree. It provides a grounding in the methods and techniques of investigation while at the same time allowing you to pursue your own research and complete an extended thesis, with the guidance of supervisors who are experts in the field. We welcome applications from anyone keen to work on topics that overlap with the research interests of our academic staff, including Greek social history, Greek law, Classical literature and art, Hellenistic history and archaeology, Roman slavery, Roman art and architecture, the Roman economy, late antique and Byzantine literature, history and archaeology.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
October 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The MSc (by Research) in Archaeology supports your interest in this field to an advanced academic and professional in independent research. The MScR in Archaeology provid ... [+]

The MSc (by Research) in Archaeology supports your interest in this field to an advanced academic and professional in independent research.

The MScR in Archaeology provides a unique experience in graduate education and research. This one-year degree (or 2 years part-time) provides a solid grounding in the methods and techniques of research while enabling you to pursue your own project and complete an extended thesis with the guidance of supervisors who are experts in the field.

We welcome applications from anyone keen to work in areas or on topics in which we have expertise. These include aspects of Science-based archaeology, Osteoarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, GIS projects, late hunter-gatherers and the spread of farming in Europe, megalithic monuments, early civilisations and urban societies in the Mediterranean and Europe, Near Eastern Archaeology and Egyptology, later European prehistory, the archaeology of Scotland, the Byzantine world.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
October 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Across the Pond

Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for Natural Sciences, across a variety of disciplines. The UK has long been a major contributor to the innov ... [+]

STUDY NATURAL SCIENCES IN THE UK

Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for Natural Sciences, across a variety of disciplines. The UK has long been a major contributor to the innovation of energy, including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, oceanography and physics, and students who study in the UK benefit from intensive learning, opportunities to find placements at major companies, and a concentration on both academic skill and employability.

BENEFITS OF STUDYING NATURAL SCIENCES IN THE UK

Shorter courses: Most Master’s programs are only one year long. Students can obtain a degree in a shorter amount of time compared to studying in Latin America. Funding from Latin American countries for these subjects is also available. Focus: UK universities do not require general education courses; students will be focusing on Natural Sciences from Day 1! Employment opportunities: Many universities in the UK focus on having staff that are active in their fields, helping to provide an employability perspective and to generate learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Furthermore, many courses offer the opportunity to take on a placement, whether as an additional year on their degree or as a short-term opportunity during their degree. Either way, UK Natural Sciences students graduate with readiness to work. ... [-]
United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield  + 27 More
August 2019
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Across the Pond

Across the Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for Energy, across a variety of disciplines. The UK has long been a major contributor to the innovation of e ... [+]

STUDY ENERGY IN THE UK

Across the Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for Energy, across a variety of disciplines. The UK has long been a major contributor to the innovation of energy, including oil and gas, renewable energy, and students who study in the UK benefit from intensive learning, opportunities to find placements at major Energy companies, and a concentration on both academic skill and employability.

BENEFITS OF STUDYING ENGINEERING IN THE UK

Shorter courses: Most Master’s programs are only one year long. Students can obtain a degree in a shorter amount of time compared to studying in Latin America. Funding from Latin American countries for these subjects is also available. Focus: UK universities do not require general education courses; students will be focusing on Energy from Day 1! Employment opportunities: Many universities in the UK focus on having staff that are active in their fields, helping to provide an employability perspective and to generate learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Furthermore, many energy courses offer the opportunity to take on a placement, whether as an additional year on their degree or as a short-term opportunity during their degree. Either way, UK engineering students graduate with readiness to work. ... [-]
United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield  + 27 More
August 2019
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Across the Pond

Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for engineering, across a variety of disciplines. The UK has long been a major contributor to the innovation ... [+]

STUDY ENGINEERING IN THE UK

Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for engineering, across a variety of disciplines. The UK has long been a major contributor to the innovation of engineering, and students who study in the UK benefit from intensive learning, opportunities to find placements at major engineering companies, and a concentration on both academic skill and employability.

BENEFITS OF STUDYING ENGINEERING IN THE UK

Shorter courses: Most Master’s programs are only one year long. Students can obtain a degree in a shorter amount of time compared to studying in Latin America. Funding from Latin American countries for these subjects is also available. Focus: UK universities do not require general education courses; students will be focusing on engineering from Day 1! Employment opportunities: Many universities in the UK focus on having staff that are active in their fields, helping to provide an employability perspective and to generate learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Furthermore, many engineering courses offer the opportunity to take on a placement, whether as an additional year on their degree or as a short-term opportunity during their degree. Either way, UK engineering students graduate with readiness to work. ... [-]
United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield  + 27 More
August 2019
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English