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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI’s MRes in Gaelic and Celtic provides students with a professional grounding in the fields of Gaelic and Celtic Studies, offering them the opportunity to pursue their scholarly interests and to develop their skills in formal academic writing, analysis and communication through the medium of Gaelic.

Students on the MRes work closely with their academic supervisors on a year-long research project they design together; supervision is available in the areas of Socio-linguistics, Historical Phonology, Dialectal Studies, Onomastics, Gaelic Literature (medieval to modern), Folklore and Ethnology, History of the Highlands and Islands (early modern to modern) Material Culture, Musicology, and Rural Economy. Training in research skills and academic Gaelic writing skills will be provided. For further information see UHI’s research degree entry requirements can be found here.

We are delighted to announce scholarship funding for the academic year 2020/21, covering full fees for a full-time MRes student based at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye, working through the medium of Gaelic. Discounted accommodation fees will be available if the student wishes to stay on campus.

SMO is working carefully through a staged return in response to Covid but we anticipate that it will be possible for the MRes programme to run as planned from the usual September start date. Alternatively, a flexible start date may be possible.

In order to apply, please send a CV, covering letter, and initial project proposal to Sabhal Mòr’s Head of Research, Abigail Burnyeat at by the closing date of 15/07/20.  Please ask your academic referee to supply a reference directly to the Head of Research by the same closing date.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and you are strongly encouraged to make contact before you develop your application in order to be put in touch with and discuss your project with potential supervisors.

The successful candidate and their Director of Studies will then submit a formal application through UHI’s Graduate School.