University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Nordic Studies

The UHI Centre for Nordic Studies is engaged in interdisciplinary research in, of and for the Highlands and Islands, with an international team of lecturers and researchers that are committed to research of international reach and significance. As well as scholarly activity, such as gathering new research and writing for leading academic publications, the team also shares their research with a wider public audience through engagement with local and regional community groups and cultural organisations.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree at postgraduate level from a university in the United Kingdom or equivalent, or a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a university in the United Kingdom or equivalent, or other qualifications or experience which equate to the academic level required and sufficiently demonstrate the benefit of postgraduate research study to the applicant (to be approved by the Research Degrees Committee on the recommendation of the Principal of the Academic Partner concerned). International students from non-English speaking countries, should have an IELTS qualification with a score of 6.5 (with at least a 6 in writing), gained within 2 years prior to your registration date, unless they have prior UK degrees or can provide suitable evidence (to be approved by the University of Aberdeen) of a standard of English.

Course modules

Research examples: Orkney and Shetland community digital heritage; the assembly project (TAP) - meeting-places in northern Europe AD 400-1500; 2013 - the Orkney Viking heritage project; the Hjaltland research network; Nordic regions of culture: intercultural links between Scotland and Norway after 1707; ongoing: An exploration of lighthouses; Vikings in stone? Art, aesthetics and identity in Northern England 850-1050. Public engagement examples: Nordic Seminars - a series of public lectures by renowned international and local scholars held in Orkney and Shetland; the Orkney Heritage society's year of Orkney dialect initiative.; publication of small boats of Shetland, based on and written by one of our MLitt Orkney and Shetland Studies alumni, Alison Munro.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,490 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

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