University of Aberdeen
Irish and Scottish Studies
University of Aberdeen, Kings College
St Mary's Building
The Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies (RIISS) is the first of its kind in the world for comparative and interdisciplinary research and graduate training on the history, literatures, languages and cultures of the two countries. RIISS, as an internationally recognised centre of excellence, offers unparalleled expertise in Irish and Scottish Studies and has created a carefully regulated, interdisciplinary MLitt programme that gives graduate students rigorous, yet flexible, research training. The Institute, which is also the headquarters for the AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, offers a programme that addresses the specific research interests of individual students while, at the same time, educating them about resources outside their proposed area of interest, thus helping them to conceptualise their scholarship and set it within a wider, historical, literary, linguistic or ethnological framework.