Our courses


We offer you the chance to do something different

Wherever you are starting from and whatever you hope to achieve, we can help you get there.

Our diverse range of subject areas are waiting to be explored - with many taking advantage of our region's unique environment, landscape and culture.

Sustainability, marine science, archaeology

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Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate courses

Our network of campuses and research centres, spread across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, offers you a natural, supportive environment during your university studies, helping you to achieve your ambitions.

Course specific entry requirements can be found on the "Summary" tabs on the individual course listings below, and please read our Entry Requirements and Visa Requirements for more information on general eligibility.

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Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate taught courses

Many of our postgraduate taught courses are in specialist areas reflective of the unique environment, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and often linked to academic research being carried out by our staff and students.

Course specific entry requirements can be found on the "Summary" tabs on the individual course listings below, and please read our Entry Requirements and Visa Advice for more information on general eligibility.  Students from the EU, EAA and Switzerland, please our main course list.

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Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

Our postgraduate research community continues to grow, with students guided by researchers who work across teams, networks and locations throughout the region and internationally, building knowledge and skills in a supportive research culture. These are the researchers who ensured three quarters of our research was rated 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' in the most recent assessment exercise.

Postgraduate research programmes typically require 12 to 36 months of critical investigation and research into a specific topic while supervised by a specialised academic. Our Masters by Research (MRes) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are then assessed by the final piece of research and your understanding of related investigative methods.

Graduate School

The university’s Graduate School is the focal point for the support, development and administration of our MRes and PhD students.

Please contact gradresearch@uhi.ac.uk for more information on current opportunities and application procedures.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

We offer English learners the opportunity to improve their skills through directed studies and by immersing themselves in the language outside of the classroom

English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) programmes are currently offered at our lcoal colleges in the regions listed below. These range from elementary to advanced, to Cambridge preparation, and can cover a period of two weeks up to one year.

Our specialised progammes are designed to help students improve their English for work, study, general life in the UK, and intercultural communication.

For more information on our ESOL offerings, please contact us.


Start your UHI adventure

Visit How to Apply for more information on applying to us as an international student.

Once your application is received, university admissions will email you to request supporting documentation such as English language qualifications, copies of official examination certificates and transcripts, etc. Applications will not be considered until all the supporting documentation is received.

We recommend getting your application in early to ensure that everything is in place for the start of your course.

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Support with your application

Support with your application

Our team are happy to assist as questions arise throughout the application process, contact us on international@uhi.ac.uk

We also have authorised representatives in many countries who can provide further support. They specialise in advising international applicants on selecting the right course, completing your application and navigating visa preparations.

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Application decisions

Application decisions

Applications are processed as quickly as possible while carefully considering each application individually to ensure that you can succeed on the course you have applied for.

You will be notified of our decision via email, and decision types typically include:

  • An unconditional offer: You have met our academic entry requirements and we are happy to offer you a place, but please note that additional non-academic conditions will apply. Conditions commonly include paying your tuition fees, meeting immigration requirements, and for some courses passing a criminal records check.
  • A conditional offer: You have not yet met our entry requirements so conditions may be based on achieving required academic entry criteria (e.g. passing your current qualifications with certain marks), you will also need to meet additional non-academic conditions as above, before we can offer you a place.
  • Unsuccessful: You have not met our entry requirements and therefore we are not able to offer you a place on this occasion. Depending on the conditions not met, you may be invited to re-apply.