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Working as an outdoor guide or running a business in the outdoors can be rewarding as well as offer a great lifestyle. This practical, hands-on MSc Ecotourism has been designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to enter this fast-growing global industry. Based in and around Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, you will have the opportunity to study in the best outdoor environment in Britain.
You will be mentored by subject experts and leading research-active academics who have daily interactions with key players in ecotourism and adventure tourism in the Highlands of Scotland and beyond. There are also opportunities to participate in a range of projects in Iceland, Norway and Spain or to join a field trip to Belize, where the jungles and coral reefs are the settings for many world-class ecotourism businesses.
You will also work with professional outdoor guides, ecotourism business consultants and leading academics in the field, to enhance your knowledge, critical thinking and innovative product development ability in the industry.
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Core modules are:
For the PgCert you will study Ecotourism and choose two further modules from the above list.
You will study the remaining two core modules from those listed in the PgCert, ensuring you have completed all five core modules.
You will also choose one option module which may include:
To achieve the award of MSc Ecotourism you must complete a research dissertation.
You will learn through a combination of field work, case studies and face-to-face lectures at Fort William. You will be supported by staff at West Highland College UHI.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:
Scottish and EU
Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£650||£1,100|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,950||£3,300|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,900||£6,600|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.
Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), for more information visit: http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/postgraduate.htm
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.
Graduates of the programme will have the specialist knowledge and hands-on experience to succeed in the growing global nature-based tourism industry.
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.