University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Sustainable Mountain Development

This course focuses on complex mountain issues and advanced theory and practice relating to environmental, social, economic and professional development. It aims to equip students with the practical skills and knowledge to help them understand and manage the real challenges faced by people living in mountainous areas today.

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.

Course modules

PgCert: Environmental and social issues in mountain areas; sustainable development; policy analysis. PgDip optional modules from which you must choose 3 include: Biodiversity management; developing communities; developing potential through placement; field studies; local economic development; people and nature; research methods and techniques; sustainable deer management; sustainable rural land use and energy; sustainable tourism; water management. To achieve the award of MSc you must complete a 15,000-word research dissertation on a topic of your own choice

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) 3 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 3 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 3 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 3 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 820 per Module (International) 3 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

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0845 272 3600