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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. 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 and working in mountainous areas today. The course can be studied full-time or part time; you will study all modules online with support from experts at the Centre for Mountain Studies, based at UHI Perth, 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 resources in a changing climate (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 ◾Benefit from modules on diverse contemporary topics, delivered by experts across UHI  ◾Study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree ◾Study online, full-time or part-time to suit your lifestyle, from within the UK or internationally How long will my course last? ◾Full-time: 1 year @ 10-12 hours per week per module ◾Part-time (structured): 2 years @ 10-12 hours per week per module ◾Part-time (unstructured): 6 years @ 10-12 hours per week per module


Entry requirements

◾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 three years' relevant professional experience


Fees and funding

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Sustainable Mountain Development at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS