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 Masters 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



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Online study £ 520 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Online study £ 780 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Online study £ 650 per Credit module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online Learning

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0845 272 3600