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  • Orkney College UHI, Orkney

Study

Study in Orkney to live and learn in one of the most unique locations in the UK.

If you're already living in Orkney, or planning to come here to undertake a course of study, the islands offer a tremendous range of educational opportunities at all levels.

From archaeology to marine energy, study options in Orkney are unlike anywhere else. Whether you're a school leaver, graduate, or mature student, the full and part-time options for learning in Orkney make it the ideal location in which to realise your full potential.

The islands are home to two universities which between them offer a vast range of qualifications. Orkney College UHI is part of the University of the Highlands & Islands network and has campuses in Kirkwall and Stromness. It offers higher education, degree and postgraduate courses as well as further education options.

Heriot-Watt University’s Orkney campus is found in Stromness and offers postgraduate courses on a range of marine energy-related topics.

Student life in Orkney is just as fun-filled as you’d expect it to be elsewhere in the UK, with plenty of social activities and events available, as well as the fantastic natural environment to explore and enjoy.

Find out more about Orkney’s campuses, courses and studying options with our links below.