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.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

module breakdown:

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

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Online


How long will my course last?

8 Weeks

1 hour per week

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway

Start date

January 2021


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Placenames

Please contact our Admin team for further information on:

01851 770 000

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle College 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.