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A university of today for the world of tomorrow

UHI received a score of 95% student satisfaction in the 2022 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, the highest rating of any Scottish university, ranking us fourth in the UK out of the 91 participating institutions. 

Join us to be inspired by our unique landscape, stunning locations and innovative teaching methods, and we will help you to achieve your ambitions. All across our region we have centres of excellence and world-class thinking that are pushing the boundaries of academic and applied knowledge, where our staff and students are playing a part in changing our region and the world. Whether you want to learn more, expand your skills, or take your career to the next level we will support and help you all the way. We look forward to welcoming you.

You don’t need to be based in the Highlands and Islands to study our postgraduate courses; many are available to study online from a full-time or part-time basis, so that you can fit your postgraduate studies into your lifestyle.

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Postgraduate research, PhD and MRes

Our postgraduate research community continues to grow, with students guided by researchers who work across teams, networks and locations throughout the region and internationally, building knowledge and skills in a supportive research culture.

Research is undertaken across the university and we are developing a strong reputation in a range of areas, supported by exceptional results in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework exercise, in which over two thirds of UHI research submitted for review achieved the top two grades: 4* (world leading) and 3* (internationally excellent). 

We offer full-time or part-time PhD or Masters by Research (MRes) degrees. When you study for a research degree with us you will work independently under the guidance of a director of studies and be based on one of our campuses, supported by a small supervisory team with specialists in your area of research.

You will also be allocated a third-party monitor – an active researcher usually based in another subject area – who will be available to offer pastoral support and guidance.

Find out more about our postgraduate research opportunities.

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