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
As the newest university History department in the UK, the Centre comprises an ambitious and vibrant team of historians, committed to research of international reach and significance. All of the Centre’s lecturers are research-active, visiting archives, writing books and articles that are published by leading academic presses and presenting their research to a wider public audience through engagement with local and regional community groups and cultural organisations.
Our research focuses on the history of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland and the wider world, from the medieval period to the twentieth century. While focusing on the history of the region, lecturers at the Centre have research specialisms in the following areas:
- Irish, Scottish and British Diasporas
- Maritime and Coastal History in the North Sea and the Baltic
- Religiosity and Ecclesiastical History
- Women, Gender and the Family
- Warfare and Ethnic Conflict
- Sport History
The Centre’s research has attracted substantial funds from external sources, including the Wellcome Trust, Scottish and Southern Energy, the Forestry Commission, Carnegie Trust UK, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.
Our vibrant research culture is supported by a number of events, including our seminar series, at which historians from Scotland, the UK and the world are invited to speak.
Centre staff are also responsible, along with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen, for co-editing the peer-reviewed journal Northern Scotland, which is published annually by Edinburgh University Press
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
Either by application for Research Council studentships and internally-funded studentships or self-funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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