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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    North Highland College UHI

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is special about this course?

Communities have a key role to play in the development of a net zero society. Are you keen to discover more about how renewable energy production can play a central role in community development? Do you want to be at the centre of and leading these developments?

In May 2019, the Committee on Climate Change recommended that the UK should aim to be net zero on all greenhouse gases by 2050. A U.N-backed global campaign, the 'Race to Zero', which launched in June 2020, brings together businesses, cities and other organisations that aim to cut their planet-heating emissions to net zero by around mid-century, meaning they produce no more emissions than they can offset through different measures. A number of community groups have emerged to develop local solutions that help to meet this target. Communities will be at the centre and forefront of the new energy transition.

This MSc Net Zero Communities will enable you to take the lead and be the change in the new energy transition. You will be taught by recognised experts and supported by guest lectures from both industry and community fields. You can be confident you will graduate armed with the most up-to-date information and highest quality skills.

The course is designed to provide opportunities for both recent graduates and mature students working in relevant professions, industries, agencies or the voluntary sector to advance or update learning in sustainability issues, with a particular focus on providing net-zero solutions for communities. It aims to develop practitioners with an advanced level of knowledge and competence in planning, developing, advising and delivering sustainable solutions in relevant public sector, industry or community contexts.

Studying online, on a full-time or part-time basis, you will critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of renewable energy, carbon budgeting and community energy development.

Special features

  • Modules are led by recognised experts in the field of community development and low-carbon technologies
  • You will study fully online which means you can fit your studies around your professional and personal life, within the UK and internationally
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

How long will my course last?

Full-time (MSc): 1 year @ 35 hours per week
Part-time (MSc): 2 to 3 years @ 12 to 18 hours per week
Part-time (PgDip): 2 years @ 12 to 18 hours per week
Part-time (PgCert): 1 year @ 12 to 18 hours per week

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this Masters in Net Zero Communities, you will be well-equipped to take up positions in the management of community development projects, and in the public and private sectors .

Tuition fees

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£ 8,820per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    91st out of 110 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    73rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    35th

    50

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