Orkney College UHI

The college's main campus is located in Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney, with a second campus in Stromness and learning centres based on the smaller islands. Orkney offers a welcoming atmosphere and a strong sense of community.

We specialise in a number of subjects, including :

Archaeology, Fine Art Textiles, Orkney and Shetland Studies, Applied Music and Viking Studies.

Discover courses available at Orkney College UHI

What our students, graduates and staff say

The literature degree offers great flexibility and freedom in terms of the works that you can study and write about. What makes the course so special is that it looks at new forms of literature and rare books, as well as the classics. It gives you the opportunity to express your opinions about the stories you love, as well as a rich knowledge of literature from early dramas to modern epics.

Morgan Geddes-Ward, 3rd year BA (Hons) Literature student

I was impressed with the subject selection; from professional training in techniques such as geophysical surveying, to historical subject-specific classes with topics as diverse as the material culture of the Norse, or burial practices. Even greater was the opportunity to apply these techniques and research methods to specific sites around the Orkney Islands.

Ian Clements, MSc Archaeological Practice graduate

A great achievement for me was winning a jewellery competition, Historic Environment Scotland and Ortak gave all students in the creative industry from across Scotland the opportunity to design a jewellery range that reflected the history and mystery of Maeshowe with the winning design being manufactured and sold online and in their shops. This really was an incredible experience and I feel so privileged to see my designs taken from sketches on paper through to final pieces of jewellery and manufactured by Ortak. This will of course help towards the professional practise aspect on my course and look great on my CV.

Norna Sinclair, 3rd year BA (Hons) Fine Art Textiles student

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