Aberdeen University has built an outstanding group of specialists in Irish and Scottish studies across a wide variety of disciplines. They provide an environment in which PhD students can engage with leading-edge and interdisciplinary research in almost all aspects of Irish and Scottish culture, and in which they can acquire the expertise to be contributors to that research.

Sir Duncan Rice Library has major collections dating back to before the University‚Äôs founding in 1495 that provide significant resources for research, and is especially strong in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century holdings.

PhD students can get information about financial support from the University of Aberdeen Graduate School.

Staff with interests in Irish and Scottish Studies at Aberdeen who would welcome PhD applications include:

Professor Cairns Craig FBA, FRSE
Glucksman Professor of Irish and Scottish Studies

Professor Patrick J Crotty
Professor of Irish and Scottish Literature

Professor David Dumville 
Professor of History, Palaeography and Celtic

Professor Marjory Harper
Professor of History

Professor Shane Alcobia-Murphy
Professor of English

Professor Michael Brown
Professor of Irish, Scottish and Enlightenment History

Dr Timothy Baker
Senior Lecturer in English 

Dr Colin Barr
Senior Lecturer in History

Dr Jackson Armstrong 
Lecturer in History