University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Sustainable Rural Development

If you want to progress into a managerial role in rural development, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Rural Development is for you. You will study social, environmental, economic and professional development, and community engagement issues in the context of managing rural development. The MSc Sustainable Rural Development can be studied online from anywhere in the world. Special features Gain practical experience in understanding current rural development issues and working with communities Develop key research and policy skills Study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree Study online, full time or part time to suit your lifestyle

Course modules

PgCert Core modules are: Local economic development Developing communities Communities and nature PgDip Option modules, from which you must choose three, include: Biodiversity management Developing potential through placement Environmental and Social issues in mountain areas Field studies Policy analysis Research methods and techniques (strongly recommended if you intend to continue to MSc) Sustainable tourism Sustainable land use and renewable energy in rural Scotland Sustainable development An elective may also be taken from any of the university's Masters Programme, e.g. other research skills, modules such as Qualitive Inquiry or Quantative Research and Data Management MSc To achieve the award of MSc Sustainable Rural Development you must complete a research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A limited numbers of places with full tuition fee support may be available for Scottish-domiciled/EU students, studying full time, on this course starting in September 2017 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy. Fees will be funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland's Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes. To be eligible for this funding students must meet the criteria for Scottish domiciled or EU fee status and be domiciled in the Highlands and Islands Transition Region for the duration of their studies. In accordance with funding regulations, tuition fee support will only be available to students who meet the funding eligibility criteria and are self-funding i.e. who are not in receipt of funding for tuition fees from other sources, including employers. Funded places will be allocated and successful applicants notified in June. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants. Students who do not meet the eligibility for the tuition fee support, or are not successful in being allocated one of the limited places, will be responsible for paying their own fees. However, there are other potential sources of funding support available. From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500. Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year. Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April. Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-co...

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study January 2018 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 Years
MSc On-line study January 2018 GBP 852 per Module (International) 2 Years
MSc On-line study January 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc On-line study January 2018 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc On-line study January 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc On-line study January 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
MSc On-line study January 2018 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 852 per Module (International) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

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