University of the Highlands and Islands Summer School

University of the Highlands and Islands Summer School

Perth Campus

At our British Council-accredited language school at Perth College UHI, you will study intensively during the day and enjoy the vibe of the city of Perth and the stunning Highland area in the evenings and weekends.

Summer courses

The Centre for Nordic Studies has a portfolio of summer courses, which we offer as bespoke events tailored to visiting groups. We can adapt the time, length, and contents of the course to your group’s needs. We welcome university groups, study tours, learning holidays, clubs and societies, and other groups. Below you will find a description of courses we have run in the past.

If you have a group of 6 or more, we will put on a tailor-made course for you

Combining field trips, site visits and academic lectures, our summer schools merge our university courses with tour guiding to create a learning holiday or field-school experience. If you are planning a visit with a group please let us know and we can tailor course length, dates and contents to your wishes and needs as far as possible. We especially welcome groups from other universities and colleges in the UK and around the world. Get in touch with us on or (+44) (0)1856 569 302 and we can discuss how we can best tailor the experience to your group’s needs. Below is a description of some of the courses we have run so far.

What we can do for you

Below are examples of summer courses we have run in the past, to give you an idea of what your tailor-made course may contain.

A Window on Iona, 16-22 May 2015

In May 2015, the Centre for Nordic Studies for the first time offered a summer couse on the beautiful historic island of Iona, in conjunction with the Iona Community. The course week ran from the 16th to the 22nd May. Participants had the opportunity to stay in the abbey itself. They also attend lectures on the history, culture and folklore of Iona, on St Columba and the early Church, on Celtic sculpture and early Celtic literature, and went on field trips to ionic places such as Staffa. There was also a series of evening social events ranging from a ceilidh to a conversational Gaelic class for beginners! In collaboration with the Iona Community,