Interested in a Masters or in Doctorate Study with a Scottish Island Studies focus?
We welcome enquiries regarding any interest you may have to undertake study with UWS and networked SCIS colleagues in regard of postgraduate degree pathways. Study options are available “on site” across our campus sites including Ayr, Paisley, Dumfries and London, and ‘remote’, as well as full-time and part-time options are currently available.
Individuals interested in pursuing postgraduate at the University of the West of Scotland research as a taught Masters with an island studies focus can find more information by using UWS Island Studies in the Subject Header and emailing email@example.com .
We offer a range of postgraduate study options at University of the West of Scotland in either as a postgraduate research degrees PhD part-time or full-time, or expanding your creative practice via our suite of Arts and Creative Media taught Masters.
Masters Study with SCIS
There are a number of exciting opportunities to undertake an island studies focus in Scotland. The University of the West of Scotland offers range of taught Masters where island studies both informs and be informed by the research and learning focus of island history, culture, economy and environment and undertake an island studies creative focus on a broad range of arts and creative practice for example, creative writing including script development, performance, visual culture, screen media (film, documentary, animation), music, sound production, radio and podcasting.
Contact: Mr Tony Grace, Programme Leader, Arts and Media, University of the West of Scotland for further advice on this route. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Professor Nick Higgins, Programme Leader, Arts and Media, University of the West of Scotland for further advice on this route. Email: email@example.com
Contact: Mrs Elizabeth McLaughlin, Programme Leader, Arts and Media, University of the West of Scotland for further advice on this route. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Study with a Scottish island studies focus
Doctoral research is also undertaken in association with the centre both at UWS and in partnership with a number of Scottish and international universities.
Current funded doctoral studentships:
Scottish Centre for Island Studies and SAGES Funded PhD Studentship: 2018 – Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in island communities: engaging participatory approaches to inform community decision-making. This studentship is based at the University of Dundee with the Director of Studies Dr Alistair Geddes and will be co-supervised by Dr Kathryn A. Burnett, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), and Dr Alexandre Gagnon, Liverpool John Moores University. This studentship is funded by the Scottish Association for Geosciences, Environment, and Society (SAGES) and University of Dundee.
Julian Sartorius was appointed to this studentship in October 2018 at the University of Dundee. Julian is a post-graduate fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Contact: email@example.com
Past funded doctoral studentships:
PhD studentships funded within the Scottish Centre for Island Studies, University of the West of Scotland include:
Kirsten MacLeod (2014) Process, Practice and Participation: exploring participatory community based media as an epistemological social process, using an ethnographic, practice led approach. Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn A. Burnett, co-supervisor Mr Tony Grace
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Kirsten currently works at Edinburgh Napier University: more info here.
Rachael Flynn (2017) Points of Departure and a Remembered Edge: Representing Diasporic Cultural Memory of Irish Women through Creative Practice. Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn A. Burnett, co-supervisor Mr Tony Grace
Contact: Rachael.Flynn@uws.ac.uk. Rachael currently works at University of the West of Scotland: more info here.