University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Developing Low Carbon Communities

This course aims to enable students to critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of renewable energy, carbon budgeting and community development.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in a relevant subject; applicants with an ordinary degree or other qualification and at least 3 years� relevant work experience are encouraged to apply; applicants with formal qualifications below the level of HND who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field or have demonstrated exceptional abilities may also be admitted to the course. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree Modules include: PgCert: sustainable development; transition to a low carbon society; renewable energy technologies. PgDip: energy, climate and carbon; participatory approaches to community consultation; developing a community energy project; local economic development; developing communities; research methods; energy modelling for buildings; tidal, wind and future energy.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study £ 520 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
MSc Online study £ 780 per Credit module (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Online study £ 650 per Credit module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online Learning

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0845 2723600