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If you want to make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Mountain Development is for you.
You will access the latest thinking on complex mountain issues by studying modules with a focus on advanced theory and practice relating to environmental, social, economic and professional development. By the end of your studies, you will be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to help you understand and manage the real challenges faced by people living in mountainous areas today.
The course is part time; you will study all modules online with support from experts at the Centre for Mountain Studies, based at Perth College UHI, and around the UHI network. This allows you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. If you are not able to complete the full MSc, you can exit with a PgCert by completing the 3 core modules or a PgDip by also completing 3 optional modules.
There are also two stand-alone CPD modules, water management and deer management, apply here to start these modules in January.
The MSc Sustainable Mountain Development can be studied online from anywhere in the world.
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Core modules are:
Optional modules, from which you must choose three, include:
To achieve the award of MSc Sustainable Mountain Development you must complete a 15,000 word research dissertation on a topic of your own choice.
If possible, you are strongly encouraged to attend a two-day induction in Scotland at the start of your course. However, if this is not possible, online/phone induction can be arranged.
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course.
This includes time online to view weekly lectures and other online materials; to participate in module discussion boards; and your own time spent on individual study and research.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:
|Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£650||£852|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,950||£2,556|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,900||£5,112|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£4,680||£5,850||£7,660|
|Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£650||£820|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,950||£2,460|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,900||£4,920|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£4,680||£5,850||£7,380|
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 Perth College UHI for more information.
You will be equipped to pursue or further develop a career in a number of different spheres in mountain management, such as:
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I have really enjoyed the course and it has been a worthwhile experience. It is a really good course and the only one of its kind.
What's special about this course is that it is delivered entirely online, meaning that students can take part from anywhere in the world. It is also a part-time course, so that most students complete the programme alongside their everyday responsibilities. Professor Martin Price, Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies
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
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