Taught course

Sustainable Mountain Development

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Science, Health and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

  • Honours degree or ordinary degree in a relevant subject
  • Postgraduate diploma or professional qualification in a relevant subject
  • Other qualifications will be considered if accompanied by a minimum of three years' relevant professional experience

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you want to make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Mountain Development is for you.

You will access the latest thinking on complex mountain issues by studying modules with a focus on advanced theory and practice relating to environmental, social, economic and professional development. By the end of your studies, you will be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to help you understand and manage the real challenges faced by people living in mountainous areas today.

The course is part time; you will study all modules online with support from experts at the Centre for Mountain Studies, based at Perth College UHI, and around the university network. This allows you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. If you are not able to complete the full MSc, you can exit with a PgCert by completing the 3 core modules or a PgDip by also completing 3 optional modules.

There are also two stand-alone CPD modules, water management (starts September) and deer management, (starts end of January).

The MSc Sustainable Mountain Development can be studied online from anywhere in the world.

Special features

  • Develop key scientific and policy skills
  • Learn from experts in the field of sustainable mountain development at the Centre for Mountain Studies
  • Study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree
  • Study online, part-time to suit your lifestyle, from within the UK or internationally

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College UHI
Email
info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1738 877761