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Perth College UHI is an anchor institution for Perth and Kinross, supporting individuals of all ages and backgrounds to gain skills and qualifications, helping students unlock their potential, and supporting the growth of the local economy by delivering the skilled workforce that local businesses need.

Under our Principal Dr Margaret Cook, we have over 500 staff working on and off the campus. In the academic year 2020/21 we had 6,161 students made up of 3,525 full-time and 2,636 part-time. 

We offer courses from access and national certificate level up to honours and postgraduate degrees. We are an active and committed partner within UHI and brings our enthusiasm and expertise to the partnership as we work for shared success. 

Our vibrant campus means that Perth College UHI is a popular choice for local, national and international students alike.

We offer a wide and varied curriculum and host a number of courses with unique features:

  • MSc Managing Mountain Sustainable Development and MSc Interpretation: Management and Practice are the only such courses in Scotland.
  • The BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance was the first such course in Scotland.
  • BA Child and Youth Studies was the first fully on-line undergraduate programme to receive mainstream funding within the UK.