The university has a range of science-related degrees, many taking advantage of the unique environment of our region and providing graduates with relevant skills for the jobs market.

The life sciences sector employs 30,000 people across 650 organisations in Scotland.

Cornelius Pelka,
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science student

“ I looked at universities in Aberdeen and Glasgow however studying with the University of the Highlands and Islands meant that I could stay much closer to home. Also, the Highlands provide the best place to study environmental science; you are so close to all the major environmental systems such as freshwater and marine environments.”

Annabel Martin,
BSc Sustainable Forest Management student

“ The balance between outdoor learning and class lectures combined with the compulsory placement, in second year, were my favourite aspects of the course; the experience you gain is priceless. I feel the placement year we do is why we end up being in employment straight after we graduate. Site visits are a major component of our studies which enhance our learning and understanding of the industry.”

Ashley Woodhouse,
Forestry Commission Scotland

“ The Forestry Commission has a long tradition of managing forestry for the benefit of society, the economy and for the environment. Key to achieving this is having highly trained, professional and dedicated staff - the Scottish School of Forestry has a great reputation for helping to deliver this.”

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).

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