Postgraduate taught courses
Many of our postgraduate taught courses are in specialist areas reflective of the unique environment, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and often linked to academic research being carried out by our staff and students.
Course specific entry requirements can be found on the "Summary" tabs on the individual course listings below, and please read our Language and Visa Requirements for more information on general eligibility. Students from the EU, EAA and Switzerland, please our main course list.
Apply to study with us
Visit How to Apply for more information on applying to us as an international student.
Once your application is received, university admissions will email you to request supporting documentation such as English language qualifications, copies of official examination certificates and transcripts, etc. Applications will not be considered until all the supporting documentation is received.
We are happy to assist as questions arise throughout the application process and also have authorised representatives in many countries who can provide further support. These representatives specialise in advising international applicants on selecting the right course, completing your application and navigating visa preparations.
"ACES was key for me getting my job after graduation as a field biologist with PRIMAR Aquaculture, because my boss told me so! She was impressed with the resume and all the experience I had gained abroad, plus with my being fluent in another language. Getting a job in Brazil is not easy right now, especially in aquaculture. I’m really happy that I get to work doing what I love and for a company I really believe in."
Brazil, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society
Applications are processed as quickly as possible while carefully considering each application individually to ensure that you can succeed on the course you have applied for.
You will be notified of our decision via email, and decision types typically include :
- An unconditional offer: You have met our academic entry requirements and we are happy to offer you a place, but please note that additional non-academic conditions will apply. Conditions commonly include paying your tuition fees, meeting immigration requirements, and for some courses passing a criminal records check.
- A conditional offer: You have not yet met our entry requirements so conditions may be based on achieving required academic entry criteria (e.g. passing your current qualifications with certain marks), you will also need to meet additional non-academic conditions as above, before we can offer you a place.
- Unsuccessful: You have not met our entry requirements and therefore we are not able to offer you a place on this occasion. Depending on the conditions not met, you may be invited to re-apply.