The University of the Highlands and Islands offers a range of geography-related degrees, many taking advantage of the unique environment of our region, providing graduates with transferable skills sought by employers.

Our graduates are well placed to compete for jobs in a range of sectors.

Cornelius Pelka, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science student

Cornelius Pelka"When I left school I was not entirely sure of what I wanted to do, but I was always interested in understanding the environment. The course is ideal for people that are interested in the environment as it touches on all major ecological systems. After I graduate I plan to use my studies to work for the Police as an Environmental Crime Officer."

Annabel Martin, BSc Sustainable Forest Management student

Annabel Martin"Site visits are a major component of our studies which enhance our learning and understanding of the industry. Sometimes a textbook can only tell you so much, it’s actually seeing something in action that makes you remember it! We also study in unconventional classrooms - like the middle of the Cairngorm National Park."

Steve Conolly, Cawdor Forestry

Cawdor Forestry"We have employed a number of first rate forestry graduates from the University of the Highlands and Islands. The fact that they are studying locally has enabled us to offer student placements, which has often led to full time employment when they have graduated. The course continues to evolve making sure that it remains relevant to the needs of the industry."

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.

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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 2017, 97% 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.