University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Developing Low Carbon Communities

Communities have a key role to play in the development of a low carbon society. Are you keen to discover more about how renewable and low-carbon energy production can play a central role in community development? Do you want to be at the centre of and lead these developments? This Developing Low-Carbon Communities course will enable you to do exactly that and, taught by recognised experts, you can be confident you will graduate armed with the most up-to-date information and highest quality skills. Studying online, on a full-time or part-time basis, you will critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of renewable energy, carbon budgeting and community development. • Special features • A limited number of funded places may be available for full-time, Scottish or EU fee status students. • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students. • Modules are led by recognised experts in the field of community development and low carbon technologies • You will study by way of online distance learning, full time or part time, which means you can fit your studies around your professional and personal life • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

Course modules

It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Master's degree . PgCert :- Core modules are: • Sustainable development • Transition to a low carbon society • Renewable energy technologies PgDip :- Option modules, from which you will choose three, include: • Energy, climate and carbon • Participatory approaches to community consultation • Developing a community energy project • Local economic development • Developing communities • Research methods (strongly recommended to continue to MSc) Option modules available subject to previous qualification/experience : • Energy modelling for buildings • Tidal, wind and future energy MSc :- To achieve the award of MSc Developing Low-Carbon Communities you must complete the PgDip and a research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A limited number 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 For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website. 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 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 852 per Module (International) 1 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 852 per Module (International) 2 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 Years
MSc On-line study GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 Years
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 (Wales) 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 (England) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 852 per Module (International) 1 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 852 per Module (International) 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 (Northern Ireland) 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 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc On-line study September 2018 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
North Highland College UHI KW14 7EE Scotland

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