Council of Scottish Clans & Associations
  Service, Education and Advocacy for Americans of Scottish Heritage

Have YOU ever wanted to:
  • Earn a Scottish heritage degree from a highly respected Scottish University?
  • Like University of the Highlands & Islands? 
  • Without ever leaving home?
  • At your own pace?
  • Tuition Discounts for COSCA Members?

  • Yep! Now you can - Here's How!
Scottish Highlands & Islands Culture & Literature
Individual Courses or Full Degree Programs
Distance Learning in an outstanding online environment  

University of the Highlands and Islands offers several Scottish Culture & Literature courses which can be accessed from all over the world.  You can access full degrees module by module or full time - whatever works for you.

What sorts of distance learning opportunities await you at University of Highlands & Islands?  How about these:
  • MLitt Highlands and Islands Culture;
  • MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature;
  • MLitt Viking Studies;
  • MLitt Orkney and Shetland Studies; and
  • MLitt Island Studies
LEARN MORE about UHI's innovative distance learning approach at

Here is a taste of what is coming up in January 2015:

 MLitt Highlands and Islands Culture

At least 55 million people world wide claim Scots descent. This exciting and unique new postgraduate course allows the culture of the Highlands and Islands to be explored wherever you are, whether you are part of the Scots diaspora keen to find out about your heritage or just want to find out more about the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Students will be studying folklore, customs, belief systems, music, song, literary heritage and much, much more. Immerse yourself in the lived experience of Highlands and islands communities wherever you are!

Special feature:

You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree.



The UHI Distance Learning program is serious learning with a serious University.  These online learning degrees are delivered by UHI Faculty entirely over the internet using the latest in online teaching and multimedia technology, offering you flexibility in your distance learning no matter what your needs or where you are in the world.


UHI is serious about reaching out to Scottish American students for these outstanding distance learning programs -

So ... great discounts on tuition for
COSCA Individual Members

What's stopping you?  You know you have always wanted to.  Just.Do.It!  



Contact UHI to find out more & get started!

E-mail Professor Heddle HERE!


Prof. Donna Heddle MA (Hons) PhD FHEA

Director, Centre for Nordic Studies

University of the Highlands and Islands

Kirkwall, Orkney     

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Council Of Scottish Clans & Associations

COSCA is a qualified and listed IRS Section 501C3 public charity incorporated in the State of Delaware, USA.  All contributions to COSCA's charitable programs are fully tax deductible by the Donor.  So let us feel the love!

COSCA was founded in 1976 by Dr. Herbert MacNeal and others for the purpose of bringing Scottish clan societies together. The initial meeting was held at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, NC and the organization continues to honor this tradition by gathering on the mountain annually.  Today COSCA welcomes all kinds of Scottish American organizations as well as interested individuals.

COSCA's primary purpose is to preserve and promote the customs, traditions, and heritage of the Scottish people. We currently serve as a clearing house for Scottish American activities throughout the US.  Through our many member clans and organizations, COSCA represents thousands of American Scots across the nation in furtherance of our mission.
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