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We're proud to be a leading College in the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland's newest university.

Under our Principal Dr Margaret Cook, we have over 500 staff working on and off the campus, with 289 lecturers teaching more than 9000 full and part-time students.

We offer courses from access and national certificate level up to honours and postgraduate degrees. Our vibrant campus means that Perth College UHI is a popular choice for local, national and international students alike.

The age profile of our students has widened in recent years, with 26% now aged 18 or under and 48% aged 31 or over. They come from 66 countries, with the top ten nationalities being: Scottish; elsewhere in the UK; Polish; Czech; Spanish; Bulgarian; Hungarian; Slovakian; Romanian; German and South African.

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.
  • And the BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering allows our students to take advantage of our relationship with AST (Air Service Training), as they provide Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) training.