Normally First class or 2:1 honours degree from UK university or equivalent, or approved research experience. We may also consider others with a master’s degree. Other requirements may be in place such as evidence of your spoken and written English with IELTS minimum scoring of 6.5 or equivalent.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands are conducting studies into the social, legal and economic aspects of rural communities, both in the Highlands and Islands and elsewhere in the world.
The Centre for Rural Childhood researches the issues of children worldwide who grow up in a rural environment. It looks at the many aspects of childhood, including health, education, drugs, crime and abuse, all within a rural context. For example projects 'Child Trafficking - Scoping Study' and 'UK Refugee Determination Process – claims from minors'.
Tourism and heritage
Centre for Culture, Heritage and Tourism, based at Perth College UHI, carries out studies and supports organisations to assess and improve the economic impact of tourism and visitor experiences.
Following the Scottish Executive strategy paper on future adult ESOL provision and subsequent increase in provision, the NHC lead ESOL Programme will obtain in-depth feedback on the experiences of a group of previous and current students to give a clearer picture on the added (metalinguistic) benefit for students of greater integration within their communities. The research will explore areas of discernible impacts on the lives of migrant workers.
Recreation and Tourism
The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research, based at West Highland College UHI, has strong outdoor industry links and works closely with practitioners, landowners and NGO’s to develop and enhance Scottish tourism through a range of knowledge exchange mechanisms.
Remote and Rural studies
Researchers at the UHI Centre for Remote and Rural Studies are addressing the social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges facing remote and rural regions across the globe.
Higher Education models
University Collaboration in Regional Development Spaces (UNICREDS) is a project, funded by the INTERREG IVCprogramme, investigating how different models of higher education can benefit regional economic development.
Information for international students
UHI is emphatically a student-centred institution where research departments and support services ensure that international students are well integrated academically and socially. International students must have IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Either by application for Research Council studentships and internally-funded studentships or self-funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Information Line
- 0845 272 3600