Research course

Culture and Heritage

University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business

Entry requirements

Normally First class or 2:1 honours degree from UK university or equivalent, or approved research experience. We may also consider others with a master’s degree. Other requirements may be in place such as evidence of your spoken and written English with IELTS minimum scoring of 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Gaelic language and culture

The UK's only Gaelic medium teaching and research institution at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the Isle of Skye. It has a reputation for international excellence in 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. This initiative is led by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI in partnership with Lews Castle College UHI and the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh and is funded by Scottish Funding Council SRDG scheme.

Remote and Rural studies

Researchers at the Centre for Remote and Rural Studiesare addressing the social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges facing remote and rural regions across the globe.


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. The library at HTC contains approximately 65,000 volumes including significant special collections.

The 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.

Our REF results are available here

Our Research Centres are listed here

Information for international students

UHI is emphatically a student-centred institution where research departments and support services ensure that international students are well integrated academically and socially. International students must have IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2016/17 Full-time UK/EU science and arts subjects £4121, Non-EU arts £11490, Non-EU science £14445. Other fees may be levied.
International students
In 2016/17 Full-time UK/EU science and arts subjects £4121, Non-EU arts £11490, Non-EU science £14445. Other fees may be levied.

Either by application for Research Council studentships and internally-funded studentships or self-funding.

Please see the University Funding web site here

For fee information please see this web page

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Information Line
0845 272 3600