University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Sustainable Rural Development

This course explores social, environmental, economic and professional development, and community engagement issues in the context of managing rural development.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or ordinary degree in a relevant subject. Postgraduate diploma or professional qualification in a relevant subject. Other qualifications will be considered if accompanied by a minimum of 3 years' relevant professional experience. A bridging module is available to people with substantial professional experience, but no undergraduate 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: Local economic development; developing communities; people and nature. PgDip: biodiversity management; developing potential through placement; environmental and social issues in mountain areas; field studies; policy analysis; research methods and techniques; sustainable tourism; sustainable land use and renewable energy in rural Scotland; sustainable development.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 820 per Module (International) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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University Admissions Office
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0845 272 3600