Media Release: University of the Highlands and Islands announces new postgraduate courses


NEW courses to meet the demands of burgeoning new industries, including sustainable energy, are featured in the 2011/12 postgraduate prospectus, just published by the University of the Highlands and Islands.

The arts also get a boost with the introduction of the MLitt in the history of the Highlands and Islands, with intakes in September and January.

September also sees the start of the MSc sustainable energy solutions course, focusing on the development and management of renewable energy projects, and the MSc developing low-carbon communities, dealing with climate change and the impact on the environment.

Both courses are fully online and offer postgraduate certificate (PgCert) and diploma (PgDip) options.

For people developing their business, the UHI Management School has introduced a flexible, online postgraduate certificate in enterprise and e-marketing.

Tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses, the course will help participants to improve their enterprise skills and appreciate the increasing impact of e-marketing on business growth.

The Centre for Rural Childhood at Perth College UHI has introduced two online postgraduate certificates, available to start in September and January.

Restorative practice will look at alternative ways to help individuals and communities affected by crime, while the PgCert socio-legal issues of childhood will explore contemporary issues and developments.

The six new courses are among 22 in the prospectus covering disciplines such as archaeology, Highlands and Islands literature, Orkney and Shetland studies, material culture and the environment, teaching, health and wellbeing, business and management, the environment and rural development.

A copy of the new postgraduate prospectus can be downloaded from the UHI website at or ordered from the information line on 0845 272 3600.

Media contact
Glenda Johnson
UHI media officer
01463 279222

Notes to editors

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) covers the region, including Moray and Perthshire, in a partnership of 13 partner colleges and research institutions, and a network of over fifty outreach learning centres.

UHI gained full university status in February 2011, evolving from the higher education institution UHI Millennium Institute.

There are currently 8,156 students studying on undergraduate and postgraduate courses or undertaking postgraduate research with UHI.

UHI is the only university based in the Highlands and Islands with a mission to strengthen and develop the social, economic and cultural prospects of the region. It uses a blend of learning methods, including traditional classroom and video-conferencing tutorials.

UHI is a limited company registered in Scotland No. 148203. Scottish charity No. SC022228. Registered office: 12B, Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ.

UHI is:

Argyll College UHI
Highland Theological College UHI, Dingwall
Inverness College UHI
Lews Castle College UHI, Lewis
Moray College UHI
NAFC Marine Centre UHI, Shetland
North Highland College UHI
Orkney College UHI
Perth College UHI
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, Skye
Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI, Dunstaffnage
Shetland College UHI
West Highland College UHI

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Contact: Glenda Johnson
Phone: 01463 279222