We're a little different...

The University of the Highlands and Islands gives you the chance to do something different, something special.

We offer a diverse range of courses, many taking advantage of our region's unique environment, landscape and culture.

...but our students like that

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The University of the Highlands and Islands stands out from other universities because of its incredible locations. Fort William is home to an active outdoor community and the university feeds directly into this. The lecturers have in-depth knowledge of their subjects and are incredibly helpful. This, alongside the company of like-minded students, has really helped me to develop and grow. Louise Ferguson, BA (Hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism student

I was impressed with the subject selection; from professional training in techniques such as geophysical surveying, to historical subject-specific classes with topics as diverse as the material culture of the Norse, or burial practices. Even greater was the opportunity to apply these techniques and research methods to specific sites around the Orkney Islands. Ian Clements, MSc Archaeological Practice graduate

I perform full time with a band called 'The Red Hot Chilli Pipers' but wanted to broaden my knowledge of music. This course is perfect for my lifestyle as it allows me to combine studies while travelling and performing widely. Studying something you love in your own environment is a fantastic way of learning and not having to sit in a classroom day-to-day makes this university fun and exciting. Dougie McCance, BA (Hons) Applied Music student

Specialise at one of our campuses

We offer you the choice of studying at one of our 13 colleges and research centres, over 70 local learning centres, or online from wherever you are.

Learn online from wherever you are

The university has some of the best online learning technologies meaning you can study many of our courses from home or work, wherever you are in the world.

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Go on to achieve great things

Our close connections to local businesses will help you get into the industry you're passionate about. We work closely with employers (including SSE and NHS Scotland) to develop courses to secure your future success.