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) Environmental Sciences;BSc (Hons) Sustainable Rural Development; BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies; BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering
Months of entry
Communities have a key role to play in the development of a low carbon society. Are you keen to discover more about how renewable and low-carbon energy production can play a central role in community development? Do you want to be at the centre of and lead these developments?
This Developing Low-Carbon Communities course will enable you to do exactly that and, taught by recognised experts, you can be confident you will graduate armed with the most up-to-date information and highest quality skills.
Studying online, on a full-time or part-time basis, you will critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of renewable energy, carbon budgeting and community development.
- Modules are led by recognised experts in the field of community development and low carbon technologies
- You will study by way of online distance learning, full time or part time, which means you can fit your studies around your professional and personal life
- You can study individual modules for personal or professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree
Core modules are:
- Sustainable development
- Transition to a low carbon society
- Renewable energy technologies
Option modules, from which you will choose three, include:
- Energy, climate and carbon
- Participatory approaches to community consultation
- Developing a community energy project
- Local economic development
- Developing communities
- Research methods (strongly recommended to continue to MSc)
Option modules available subject to previous qualification/experience:
- Energy modelling for buildings
- Tidal, wind and future energy
To achieve the award of MSc Developing Low-Carbon Communities you must complete the PgDip and a research dissertation.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UHI Information Line
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