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.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years

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