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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Perth College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

What is special about this course?

If you want to make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Mountain Development is for you. It has global recognition as a key activity of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development.

You will access the latest thinking on complex mountain issues by studying modules with a focus on advanced theory and practice relating to environmental, social, economic and professional development. By the end of your studies, you will be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to help you understand and manage the real challenges faced by people living in mountainous areas today.

The course is part time; you will study all modules online with support from experts at the Centre for Mountain Studies, based at Perth College UHI, and around the university network. This allows you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. If you are not able to complete the full MSc, you can exit with a PgCert by completing the 3 core modules or a PgDip by also completing 3 optional modules.

There are also two stand-alone CPD modules, water management (starts September) and deer management, (starts end of January).

The MSc Sustainable Mountain Development can be studied online from anywhere in the world.

Special features

Develop key scientific and policy skills
Learn from experts in the field of sustainable mountain development at the Centre for Mountain Studies, including Professor Martin Price, holder of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development
Study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree
Study online, part-time to suit your lifestyle, from within the UK or internationally

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the MSc Sustainable Mountain Development, you will be equipped to pursue or further develop a career in a number of different spheres in mountain management, such as:

Management positions in the public sector or non-governmental organisations
Working in mountain areas in the UK, Europe or further afield
Work with voluntary groups, conservation bodies or the private sector
Research

How long will my course last?

Part-time (structured): 2 years @ 10-12 hours per week per module
Part-time (unstructured): 6 years @ 10-12 hours per week per module

Tuition fees

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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

    18th out of 20 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38 38%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    4th

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