Communities have a key role to play in the development of a low carbon society. Are you keen to discover more about how renewable and low-carbon energy production can play a central role in community development? Do you want to be at the centre of and lead these developments?
This Developing Low-Carbon Communities course will enable you to do exactly that and, taught by recognised experts, you can be confident you will graduate armed with the most up-to-date information and highest quality skills.
Studying online, on a full-time or part-time basis, you will critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of renewable energy, carbon budgeting and community development.
Modules are led by recognised experts in the field of community development and low carbon technologies
You will study by way of online distance learning, full time or part time, which means you can fit your studies around your professional and personal life
You can study individual modules for personal or professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree
Core modules are: Sustainable development; Transition to a low carbon society; Renewable energy technologies
Option modules, from which you will choose three, include: Energy, climate and carbon; Participatory approaches to community consultation; Developing a community energy project; Local economic development; Developing communities; Research methods (strongly recommended to continue to MSc)
Option modules available subject to previous qualification/experience: Energy modelling for buildings; Tidal, wind and future energy
To achieve the award of MSc Developing Low-Carbon Communities you must complete the PgDip and a research dissertation.
This course is available at North Highland College UHI, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7EE
BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences
BSc (Hons) Sustainable Rural Development
BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies
BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering
Top five reasons to study at UHI
1. Do something different: our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which often reflects the unique environment and culture of our region and closely links to vocational skills required by a range of sectors.
2. Flexible learning options mean that you can usually study part time or full time. Some courses can be studied fully online from home or work, others are campus-based.
3. Choice of campuses – we have campuses across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Each campus is different from rich cultural life of the islands; the spectacular coasts and mountains; to the bright lights of our city locations.
4. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff
5. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep
Scholarships relevant to this course are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UHI, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/tuition-fees-postgraduate
How to apply
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An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international
English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands
are detailed on our English language requirements page http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
Honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with an ordinary degree or other qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience will also be considered. Applicants with formal qualifications below the level of HND who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field or have demonstrated exceptional abilities may also be admitted to the course
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits): Scottish online £520; EU and Rest of UK online £650; International online £820