Orkney and Shetland Studies

Orkney College UHI


Kirkwall, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This is the only course of its kind that focuses on studying the history, culture, literature, archaeology and language of the Orkney and Shetland Islands; communities of significant strategic importance through the ages.

Come with us on a journey to explore the islands’ unique culture and heritage, delivered by the prize-winning Centre for Nordic Studies team.

You will be able to progress on to research degrees once you have completed this Orkney and Shetland Studies course and you will have gained valuable personal development skills along the way.

You can exit at the end of 6 months with PgCert Orkney and Shetland Studies

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Orkney and Shetland Studies

Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject such as history, archaeology, literature or ethnology. Other subjects such as human geography and the social sciences will be considered.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Culture and Heritage

Libraries and Information Science

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