What is special about this course?

This course will study the place names of Scotland, exploring the different languages used to describe our landscape, and what they tell us about history as well as geography.

Module breakdown:

  • Placenames of Scotland
  • Looking at Norse
  • Gaelic
  • Brythonic
  • English names and what they tell us about the landscape and the people who lived there.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Short course
  • Online

How long will my course last?

8 Weeks

1.5 hours per week

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides
    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

Start date

25th October 2022


£50 - additional £10 for students not resident in Scotland

Additional costs


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Please contact our Admin team for further information on:

01851 770 000

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.