Postgraduate Certificate in Scottish Culture and Heritage
This new postgraduate certificate in Scottish Culture and Heritage, delivered through collaboration between Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands, is the first of its kind to be offered through a distance learning format.
It offers a unique opportunity to engage with the culture of Scotland through its wealth of popular tradition in Scots, English and Gaelic, to study original sound archives that are available for the first time in digital format and the engage with international debates concerning the role of tradition and heritage in the 21st century.
The flagship resource is the digital audio archive website, Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o Riches, which currently holds more than 33,000 recordings in Scots, English and Gaelic, covering traditional music, song, folklore, social history and all forms of cultural tradition.
The programme is offered through collaboration between Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO), a college of the University of the Highlands and Islands. Both institutions have a worldwide reputation for the quality of their teaching and research and the resources for the study of Scotland, particularly relating to languages, cultures and heritage.
The research environment is built on the growing availability of both e-journals and e-books and the full range of digitised resources for the study of Scotland, including extensive digitised audio resources and visual archival resources supported by library services of both institutions. All materials will be available at your fingertips whenever you have online access.
Skills gained on this programme are relevant to employers both in a national context and overseas. It opens up a variety of career possibilities including broadcasting and other media, heritage and conservation organisations, publishing, arts, development, tourism, local or national government, research, management or education.
The ability to undertake original research through cultural fieldwork as well as professional media editing, emphasised in several of the courses on this programme, is a key skill within many modern professions. Or, you may simply wish to study with us for your own satisfaction, development and enjoyment.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 60
In State Tuition (per year): 3100 USD
Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Midsize City