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
At our Centre for Mountain Studies, based at Perth College UHI, an international group of scientists is undertaking research in Scotland, Europe, and at the global level. A major focus is on policies for sustainable mountain development, and providing the evidence base for these. The centre hosts the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development and its world-class research underpins the MSc Managing Sustainable Mountain Development.
The Environmental Research Institute (ERI), based at North Highland College UHI in Thurso, is involved in research to address environmental issues and advance understanding of the sustainable use of the earth's natural resources. ERI's research priorities include: renewable energy; climate change; ecology; biogeochemistry; emerging contaminants; biotechnology; and bio resources.
Remote and Rural studies
Researchers at the UHI Centre for Remote and Rural Studies investigate the social, economic, environmental and cultural opportunities and challenges facing remote and rural places and people. We do this through conducting high quality research, stimulating public debate and the analysis and evaluation of policy options that secure the long term wellbeing of remote and rural regions.
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.
Sustainability Network Projects, based at Lews Castle College UHI, the SEARCH and NERD projects are sustainability projects investigating social, economic, and environmental aspects to improve sustainable lifestyles in the rural areas. As a linking theme that unites geography with aspects of health, energy, economy, and culture, the research is directed at investigating practical examples of sustainability.
Environmental Sensitivity and Risk; Climatic and Environmental Change; Biogeochemistry; Pollution and Waste; Innovation in Natural Products; Sustainable Development; Renewable Energy;
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
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Information Line
- 0845 272 3600