University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Environmental

Areas of research include: mountain studies (a major focus is on policies for sustainable mountain development, and providing the evidence base for these); fisheries science (NAFC Marine Centre UHI is conducting research in fisheries science to contribute to the assessment, management and sustainable harvesting of important marine species, commercially important finfish and shellfish species); environmental research (the Environmental Research Institute's (ERI) research priorities include: Renewable energy; climate change; ecology; biogeochemistry; emerging contaminants; biotechnology; and bio resources); rivers and lochs (the Rivers and Lochs Institute, based at Inverness College UHI, works to develop integrated, multidisciplinary research projects to more rapidly advance understanding of Scottish freshwater ecosystem and to research the nature and extent of freshwater biodiversity in lochs and rivers in Scotland); remote and rural studies (researchers at the UHI Centre for Remote and Rural Studies investigate the social, economic, environmental and cultural opportunities and challenges facing remote and rural places and people); recreation and tourism (the Centre, based at West Highland College UHI, has strong outdoor industry links and works closely with practitioners, landowners and non-government organisations (NGO's) to develop and enhance Scottish tourism through a range of knowledge exchange mechanisms); agronomy (the Agronomy Institute at Orkney College UHI has a wide portfolio of research covering: cereals; biomass for fuel crops; plants for high value extracts; fruits and berries; and biodiversity); sustainability (Sustainability Network Projects, based at Lews Castle College UHI, the SEARCH and NERD projects are sustainability projects investigating social, economic, and environmental aspects to improve sustainable lifestyles in the rural areas.)

Entry requirements

A Master's degree at postgraduate level from a university in the United Kingdom or equivalent, or a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a university in the United Kingdom or equivalent, or other qualifications or experience which equate to the academic level required and sufficiently demonstrate the benefit of postgraduate research study to the applicant (to be approved by the Research Degrees Committee on the recommendation of the Principal of the Academic Partner concerned). International students from non-English speaking countries, should have an IELTS qualification with a score of 6.5 (with at least a 6 in writing), gained within 2 years prior to your registration date, unless they have prior UK degrees or can provide suitable evidence (to be approved by the University of Aberdeen) of a standard of English.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,445 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,128 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

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