We have an innovative and exciting range of business and management related degrees, many offering the opportunity for work placements or work-related activity; preparing students well for employment.

The university works closely with the business community to ensure we develop key leadership and management skills.

Mark Clark, BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management graduate

Mark Clark"I travelled up to Fort William every year to watch the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and ride bikes at the weekends. Once I found out that there was an Adventure Tourism Management degree I moved to study at the West Highland College UHI campus and simultaneously started up my own freelance mountain bike guide business…The area surrounding the college was the main driving factor for me if I am honest, it was a bonus that I could gain an honours degree while living here."

Lara Gilchrist, BA (Hons) Business and Management with Marketing graduate

Lara Gilchrist"I gained a huge amount of knowledge about every aspect of business including finance, law, HR, entrepreneurship, innovation, IT and marketing."

Lara is now Communications Manager at Decoded Fashion in New York.

Karla Urquhart, BA (Hons) Sports Management graduate

Karla Urqhart"I’ve had an excellent experience as a student at Inverness College UHI. I’ve been able to pursue my interest in sports and coaching without having to move away to study. I’ve also been presented with many opportunities to develop other important life skills."

Iain Abernethy, Career Development Director, Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants

Johnston Carmichael"Johnston Carmichael has a strong and valued working relationship with the University of the Highlands and Islands. Students undertaking work experience and training contracts have proven to be ready for the world of work, willing to learn and eager to progress their careers. These are exciting times for the University of the Highlands and Islands and we look forward to supporting the university and providing opportunities for students for many years to come."

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only university based in our region – Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. We provide access to undergraduate and postgraduate study and research opportunities through our network of colleges and research centres, offering students a natural, supportive environment during their university studies.

Many of our undergraduate courses are developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure that our graduates have the skills and experience required by employers. Others capitalise on the unique assets of our region, such as the environment, culture and heritage, and offer progression to research opportunities in these internationally important fields.


With locations spread across the Highlands and Islands, students can choose the university campus that suits. It might be close to home, or offer a course of interest, or there might be something special about a specific location. Students can also choose to create their own campus by studying online, when and where it suits them.

In 2015, 95% of the university’s graduates, who studied with us on a full time basis, entered work or further study (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

View our full range of courses.