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At the University of the Highlands and Islands our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum. At postgraduate level many of our courses can be studied fully online from anywhere in the world; others are campus-based, where you will have access to research-active subject specialists. We are a multi-campus university with centres across the north of Scotland. Some courses area available in one location only, for others you may have a choice of campus.
The university has postgraduate taught courses in a range of academic and vocational subjects, enhancing employability and career development.
We also offer: PGDE Primary and Secondary Teaching
Research is undertaken across the university and we are developing a strong reputation in a range of areas, enhanced by exceptional results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise.
The University of the Highlands and Islands has a limited numbers of places with full tuition fee support for full-time students studying in the Highlands and Islands region, starting in September 2017, on the following courses:
Tuitions fee loans (for full and part-time study) and non-income assessed living cost loans (for full-time students) may be available for eligible students our Masters programmes from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
There are other funding sources including: Professional and Career Development Loans from the UK Government and Postgraduate Loans from Student Finance England for students living in England prior to the start of the course.
We also have funded postgraduate research scholarships through our Graduate School.
As a postgraduate student with the University of the Highlands and Islands you will have access to networking and development opportunities. The services of the careers and employability centre will be available to you while you are studying with us and for two years after graduation.
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The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education.
We are not a traditional university. We are different. We are part of a new breed of tertiary institutions, the only one in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe.
Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.
Our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum - all enriched by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands and its communities.
We have 40,000 students at the heart of our university partnership and we are measured by their success. Our curriculum portfolio across both further and higher education is designed to meet current and future local and regional needs and to attract other students to the Highlands and Islands to study.
You should be able to study at university no matter what your circumstances are, which is why we offer you different, flexible ways of studying, so that you can fit your learning into your lifestyle.
At the University of the Highlands and Islands you can study part time or full time, from a distance, online, at one of our local learning centres, or come into one of our main campuses – the choice is yours.
We use technology in an innovative way to ensure maximum flexibility in our courses to allow you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.
The University of the Highlands and Islands is committed to widening access to and participation in higher education across our region. We aim to ensure that our curriculum offers flexible entry and progression routes, and that courses are available as widely as possible. Widening participation focuses on the individual and is about encouraging people into higher education and providing all the support they need to make their transition and progression as successful as possible.