The MSc Sustainable Mountain Development is an online, part-time interdisciplinary programme with exit awards at Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), and MSc levels.
2018/19 Academic Year
Fees and Funding
From 2017/18 students on this course who meet the Scottish residence eligibility can apply through the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a tuition fee loan (part-time students must complete the course in within two years. Further information is available here.
2017/18 fees are available here; there is likely to be a small increase in fees for 18/19.
All of the course modules are also available as standalone courses for Continuing Professional Development. Please contact us for more information. Experts from across the UHI help equip you with a qualification tailored for working in mountain areas.
Three core modules for the Pg Cert/Pg Dip/MSc:
- Environmental and social issues in mountain areas (semester 1)
- Policy analysis (semester 1)
- Sustainable development (semester 2)
A range of optional modules are available online, some of these are for skills development; others will help to develop a deeper understanding of the key issues. Please note that some optional modules do not run every year.
- Biodiversity management (semester 2)
- Developing communities (semester 2)
- Developing potential through placement
- Local economic development (semester 2)
- Communities and nature (semester 1)
- Research methods and techniques - if you are planning to continue to dissertation level, it is strongly recommended that you take this module (semester 1)
- Sustainable deer management - further information is available here (semester 2), module descriptor
- Sustainable land use and renewable energy (semester 1), module descriptor
- Sustainable tourism (semester 2)
- Water management (semester 2), this module will not run in 17/18)- further information is available here (semester 2), module descriptor
Students continuing to the MSc carry out a research dissertation into an issue of their choice, selected in consultation with a supervisor. The results are presented in a 15,000 word dissertation. This is a 60 credit module and the fee in 2017/18 is £1,560 (Scottish online); £1,950 (Rest of UK, incl EU online); £2,556 (International online).