The programme aims to provide thorough background training in the various Scottish Studies disciplines. You will learn to analyse and synthesise this knowledge in an interdisciplinary context, question assumptions about the primacy of one specific discipline over others and receive an introduction to subjects which you may not have experienced at undergraduate level.
This interdisciplinary programme is run by the Research Institute in the Culture, History and Ethnology of Scotland (RICHES).
You have the opportunity to take taught courses in subjects offered both by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and undertake full research training in Scottish Studies.
Learning Outcomes Students who complete this programme will be:
* introduced to interdisciplinary approaches to culture and historiography;
* encouraged to present the results of their research in an academic environment;
* given a phased introduction to research, presentation and writing skills, based on the investigation of primary sources;
* taught how to synthesise findings from a variety of sources;
* taught to identify and address problems encountered in research;
* offered an introduction to archival/ resource management/museum skills and gain practical experience in this field.
The programme combines a core seminar series with optional specialist courses, including the possibility of an archival internship.
Assessment is by a combination of assignments and a dissertation totalling approximately 30,000 words. A supervisor will be assigned for your dissertation.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.