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  • Stromness
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Orkney College – Find Your Future Here


Study in a world-leading department right here in Orkney!

UHI Institute for Northern Studies was rated 1st in Scotland overall, equal in the UK for research impact and equal overall with the University of Cambridge in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 which reviews all the universities in the UK.

Over the past year we have continued to proudly present our series of popular online seminars, led by some of our visiting staff. Seminars are open to everyone online. Upcoming dates and topics will be available soon. Recordings of past seminars and our conferences are all available to watch on our website.

We will be holding a St Magnus Symposium in September and all are welcome!

For more information visit: www.ins.uhi.ac.uk


All our courses are full-time or part-time networked delivery:

  • MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature
  • MLitt Island Studies
  • MLitt Orkney and Shetland Studies
  • MLitt Scottish Heritage
  • MLitt Viking Studies
  • BA (Hons) Culture and Heritage, which also offers a wide range of joint Honours programmes:
  • Culture, Heritage and Archaeology
  • Culture, Heritage and Criminology
  • Culture, Heritage and History
  • Culture, Heritage and Literature
  • Culture, Heritage and Politics
  • Culture, Heritage and Scottish History
  • Culture, Heritage and Sociology
  • Culture, Heritage and Theology
  • Culture, Heritage with Gaelic Studies

Research Programmes supervised by our award-winning team:

  • MRes Northern Studies
  • PhD in a range of subjects – just call us for a chat.

Talk to us on our helpline 01856 569000 or email orkney.college@uhi.ac.uk to learn how we can find your future.