Why study with us


The numbers speak for themselves.

82% undergraduate student satisfaction 85% postgraduate student satisfaction content Student Satisfaction

82% undergraduate student satisfaction

85% postgraduate student satisfaction

69% of research 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' content Research

69% of research 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading'

97% graduate employment content Graduate Employment

97% graduate employment


Situated across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, a place of outstanding natural beauty, the university boasts centres of excellence and world-class thinking that are pushing the boundaries of academic and applied knowledge in many subjects. Study and research with us, and you could play a part in changing the world.

Our reputation is built on an innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum, which often reflects the unique environment and culture of the region. Pioneers of blended learning, we connect our student community at home and across the world through a combination of video conferencing, online technologies and face-to-face teaching and support.

Combining academic excellence, vocational training, and industry expertise with a personalised approach, we help students find their unique learner journey, building their skills and confidence and preparing them for their chosen path.

We are a multi-campus university with stunning study locations across the North of Scotland, giving access to an amazing outdoor adventure playground. 

We are proud to be a different type of university. A university of today for the world of tomorrow. 


The Highlands, Western Isles, and Orkney named the top three happiest places to live in Scotland in 2018One of the safest and friendliest places in the world.Unmatched student support and opportunities.Scotland’s Highlands and Islands named in Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions for 2019