MRes and PhD opportunities

MRes:

We offer an MRes (Master by Research) within areas related to the culture, history, archaeology, literature, languages and area studies of the North Atlantic areas.

MRes students may work from anywhere in the world or be based at one of the Institute for Northern Studies’ campuses in Orkney, Shetland or Perth. All MRes students work with a supervisor team, who is an expert in the field in order to produce a substantial piece of independent research. Please view our staff pages for more information about available supervisors and their individual areas of expertise.

Once completed, an MRes degree can be counted as the first year of a PhD. MRes students are in regular contact with the university's Graduate School, which offers a large number of relevant training courses and workshops as well as general support.

Practical information: An MRes should be completed within 1 year of full-time study (or 2 years part-time).  More information can be found on the UHI website.

Application: Please contact Dr Alexandra Sanmark on +44 (0)1856 569 301 or email for an initial chat about ideas and possibilities.

Fees information: Research postgraduate tuition fees

PhD:

We offer PhD provision within areas related to the culture, history, archaeology, literature, languages and area studies of the North Atlantic areas.

PhD students may work from anywhere in the world or be based at one of the Institute for Northern Studies’ campuses in Orkney, Shetland or Perth. All PhD students have a supervisory team consisting of a Director of Studies and one or two additional supervisors, with whom they meet either in person, or via our video-conferencing facilities, at regular and frequent intervals. PhD students are also in regular contact with the university Graduate School, which offers a large number of relevant training courses and workshops as well as general support.

Practical information : A PhD should normally be completed within 3 years of full-time study (part-time options are also available). Within this time, students are required to undertake a substantial piece of independent research under the guidance of  the supervisory team.

Application: Please contact us on +44 (0)1856 569 300 or email for an initial chat about ideas and possibilities. If you have a specific supervisor in mind, please contact them directly. Please see our staff pages for more information about available supervisors and their individual areas of expertise.

Fees information : Research postgraduate tuition fees

 

Dr Alexandra Sanmark, Reader in Medieval Archaeology

“Our students undertake unique programmes delivered by world leading experts. Their study at both masters and PhD level also equips them with a range of soft transferable skills which makes them very employable in today’s interdisciplinary and digital workplace. We are very much looking to the future as well as the past at the Institute for Northern Studies.”

Dr Alexandra Sanmark, Reader in Medieval Archaeology, Institute for Northern Studies