Physical Education

The university has a range of innovative degrees related to sport, leisure and tourism which are particularly suited to our local natural environment.

A new academy of sport and wellbeing is due to open at our Perth College UHI campus in September 2016.

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."

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."

Jack Nicklaus, winner of 18 Major Championships

Jack Nicklaus"Royal Dornoch has such a rich history in the landscape of golf, but it also has a legacy in the development of the game, shaping both the next generation of golfers and designers. I fully support the University of the Highlands and Islands, in association with Royal Dornoch, in their efforts to provide education within the golf industry and beyond. I hope you will agree it is in the best interest of the future of this great game."

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.