Taught course

Sustainable Energy Solutions

University of the Highlands and Islands · Environment and Rural Resource Management

Entry requirements

◾Honours degree in a relevant subject ◾Applicants with an ordinary degree or other qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience will also be considered ◾Applicants with formal qualifications below the level of HND who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field or have demonstrated exceptional abilities may also be admitted to the course

BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences or Sustainable Development or Archaeology and Environmental Studies. ◾BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering

Months of entry


Course content

As the renewable energy sector continues to grow there is a need for trained individuals to plan, implement and manage new renewable energy projects. This course will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to place you at the centre of such ventures.

If you are already working in or are interested in a career in the renewable energy or low-carbon technology sectors, this dynamic course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of low-carbon energy production and sustainability.

Additionally the course will give you a firm understanding of the technical and economic case for renewables along with confidence to tackle the calculations required to assess their viability.

Special features

  • You will be taught by recognised experts in the field of renewable energy
  • You can study full time or part time
  • The course is delivered through online distance learning with support from expert staff at UHI, which means that you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
  • You can choose to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree
  • Part-time students can start at variable times throughout the year. Please use the apply link for applications for January, for more information on other start dates please contact North Highland College UHI.

Where can I study my course?

Information for international students

An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles.

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2016/17 per module Scottish Online £520, Rest of UK and EU Online £650
International students
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits) online: International £820


  • Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), for more information visit: http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/postgraduate.htm

Please see the course website

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
distance learning
12-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Information Line
0845 272 3600