Are you fascinated by the processes that shape our natural environment? Do you want to influence the response to challenges faced by society on local, national, and global scales? With environmental issues under scrutiny and solutions in high demand, you won’t find a better classroom than the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. One of the world’s best ‘living laboratories’, immerse yourself in the spectacular natural habitats of the Scottish Highlands, and develop key field skills on annual residential modules at locations throughout the region. Study subjects such as data collection and analysis, biodiversity, lab skills, conservation, freshwater and marine environments, climate change, science and society, sustainable energy and waste minimisation, and conservation of biodiversity. Develop your skills in problem-solving, construct scientific, ethical, and philosophical arguments, gather, analyse, and report on complex environmental data, and refine your written, verbal, numerical, and IT skills on this thoughtfully created programme. Careers in this field are varied and progressive - move into roles that interest you most, in areas and organisations such as Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Forestry Commission, local authorities, environmental consultancy, NGOs, and charities. Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Advanced entry to year 2 may be available with: HNC Applied Sciences HNC Countryside and Environmental Management Advanced entry to year 3 may be available with: HND Countryside Management
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional entry requirements
This course offers optional modules/units which may require PVG Scheme Membership (Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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