University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Culture and Heritage

Gaelic language and culture - It has a reputation for it's' research into Celtic studies and house an impressive collection of Gaelic, Celtic and Highland resources and archives. Soillse - a research capacity building project to support and revitalise the Gaelic language and culture. Remote and Rural studies - Researchers at the Centre for Remote and Rural Studies are addressing the social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges facing remote and rural regions across the globe. History - In the historic town of Dornoch in Sutherland, the UHI Centre for History is building a strong research base in all aspects of Highlands and Islands history. The UHI Centre for History is committed to research that impacts civil society, cultural life, public discourse and public policy in the Highlands and Islands region and Scotland more broadly. Through close collaboration with cultural heritage bodies, policy makers, schools and local communities, the Centre for History disseminates its research to a wide range of audiences and aims to influence public understanding of the past in the region and its diaspora. Archaeology and geophysics - Our Archaeology Institute, based at Orkney College UHI, combines research with professional expertise in all aspects of archaeology and geophysics. Although the Institute covers a wide range of periods, regions, and research themes, the Archaeology Institute functions in research-groups within four core themes: Archaeology and sustainability; world heritage management; landscape and environment; monuments; artefacts and cultural identity; Scottish archaeology. Theology - At the Highland Theological College UHI Biblical studies, church history and pastoral theology are particular areas of study. The reformed, evangelical ethos of the college is often reflected in the conference papers, articles and books published by HTC staff. Centre for Culture, Heritage and Tourism - based at Perth College UHI, carries out studies and supports organisations to assess and improve the economic impact of tourism and visitor experiences.

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.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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
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

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Key information

Contact: 
University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0845 2723600