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Course Description

Centre for Health Science

One of the main aims of the Centre for Health Science was to build upon the health science research activity in the region which is encouraged through collaboration, knowledge transfer, improved clinical outcomes, publications and commercialisation.

Since the first phase of the Centre was opened in 2006 over 70 research projects have taken place attracting over £6m of funding, working with a wide range of partners including University of Edinburgh, University of Aberdeen, Glasgow School of Art, NHS Highland and NHS Education for Scotland.

There are always opportunities for collaborative research projects in the Centre for Health Science, in particular in the areas of:

telehealthcare and digital medicine
rural health
clinical trials

If you are looking to run a clinical trial the Highland Clinical Research Facility is ideal. Or if you are looking for a lab to run contract research UHI's Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science can help.

The Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science

The Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science based at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, is conducting extensive research, primarily into the causes and consequences of diabetes, but also into a wide range of clinical conditions; most notably cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. Led by Professor Ian Megson, the mission of the department is to undertake world class research into the causes and treatment of diabetes and the cardiovascular diseases that the condition precipitates. The department also undertakes a range ofcontract research to support commercial entities of any size.

The department is also home to the Free Radical Research Facility, and has research expertise in genetics and immunology, and lipidomics.

Rural Health and Wellbeing, Digital Health

The Rural Health and Wellbeing group (RHW) aims to advance knowledge of health and health services in rural and remote communities. Those communities currently face a number of important challenges including:

changes in demography;
changes in the nature of health care provision;
and increased expectations of the community.
RHW is developing the evidence base for rural health care by:

carrying out relevant primary research;
developing collaborative research with social scientists, geographers and policy researchers;
bringing the international perspective through appropriate collaborations.
The research group carries out innovative research and evaluation in the area of rural health, health services and community wellbeing. Based within the UHI Division of Health Research, the group collaborates with other UHI researchers in, Inverness, Moray and Lews Castle Colleges as well as being a member of the Digital Health Institute and RGU-UHI collaboration.
Using applied social science, the unit’s work in digital health focuses on how technology can be used in new ways to deliver health services in rural areas. This involves the design, testing and evaluation of technology to advance understanding of the digital infrastructure, organisational, professional and cultural barriers to the use of technology in rural services.

Lipidomics Research Facility

The Lipidomics Research Facility is a major new research unit looking at the impact of lipids, commonly known as fats, on disease development. It is the first unit in Scotland to turn the spotlight specifically on looking at the role of lipids in disease.

Developed by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), the unit has been funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the European Regional Development Fund and the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council.

The focus of the research is to apply cutting-edge techniques to explore the role of lipids in the progression of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Led by Professor Phil Whitfield, the team are actively researching with partners in the region and elsewhere in the UK, as well as Europe and USA.

How to apply

There is no national system for applying for postgraduate research study in the way that UCAS operates at undergraduate level.

Step 1: Make contact with relevant academic staff to consider your application in detail; to ensure you meet the entrance requirements; to develop a suitable research proposal, title and plan; assign a Director of Studies; establish an appropriate supervisory team; and discuss funding.

Here's a handy guide to writing a good research proposal.

Step 2: Complete an application form with your proposed Director of Studies.

Step 3: Your application will be submitted by the proposed Director of Studies to the university's Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Step 4: Approved applications are sent to the University of Aberdeen, our accrediting university for research degrees for final approval and registration.

Further information on all aspects of applying to study for a postgraduate research degree is available from the Graduate School. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like to be put in contact with an academic within your area of study.

Visit the Health page on the University of the Highlands and Islands website for more details!

Student Profiles

Carnegie Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursaries - 4 Awards

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of the Highlands and Islands and should have firmly accepted that offer. Applicants who do not hold an offer of admission by the deadline will not be considered for the award.Criteria
The bursary will be awarded on the basis of academic merit with due consideration also being given to financial circumstances.Selection Procedure
A Selection Committee will meet in June 2016 to review the applications. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June.

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £4000


The bursaries will be awarded to applicants who are accepted for admission on either a one year full-time or two year part-time basis for a taught postgraduate programme of study at the University of the Highlands and Islands. To be eligible, applicants must;Be Scottish by birth OR
Be of Scottish extraction (have at least one parent born in Scotland) OR
Have received three full years of secondary, further and/or higher education in Scotland

Application Procedure

A completed application form, together with the correct supporting documentation as outlined in Section D of the form, should be received by Michaela Gilmore by the closing date of 31st May 2016 in order to be considered for the award.

Further Information



Bursaries and special funds - No. of awards TBC

Scholarships, discretionary funds and bursaries may be available to our postgraduate students, Please check our website for more information.https://www.uhi.ac.uk/other-funding-sources

Value of Scholarship(s)



Various - see webpages

Application Procedure

Please see our website for details of the application process for any relevant funds.

Further Information



University of the Highlands and Islands Alumni Discount - No. of awards TBC

A 10% discount in tuition fee is available to degree graduates from the University of the Highlands and Islands on any of our taught postgraduate courses. The alumni discount applies only to the tuition fee element and does not apply to any additional costs which may be required to complete the course. The discount cannot be applied retrospectively and must be requested before or at the time of paying the first year fee.The alumni discount is not available in conjunction with any bursary or scholarship or combinable with any discounts from the university.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% discount on tuition fees


Degree graduates from the University of the Highlands and Islands are eligible for 10% discount on the relevant tuition fee for any of our taught postgraduate courses.

Application Procedure

Eligible degree alumni must request and have confirmation of the 10% tuition fee discount preferably during the admissions process, but certainly prior to payment of fees and/or enrolment.

Further Information



Postgraduate Research Funding - No. of awards TBC

Funding GuidesUniversity of the Highlands and Islands funding webpages - see link
Target Postgrad
Postgraduate Studentships database
British Council
Scholarships & GrantsCarnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships
Commonwealth ScholarshipsThe Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks, to free them from other forms of employment and assist them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis. For full eligibility criteria and details of the application process, visit Editex.The Presidents Fund provides grants of varying amounts to assist women in their final year of study for a degree (including postgraduate research) in a UK university. The awards are made to those who face unexpected financial hardship and are for the current study year, for courses of more than one year's duration. The Trustees of the Fund meet three times a year to consider applications; October, January and April. For further information or to request an application form please contact the Hon Secretary of the Fund Eileen Brownlie.Sponsorship from employers or other businesses
Postgraduate sponsorship makes for well-qualified, enthusiastic, committed employees and as a result an increasing number of employers are willing to fund or contribute to the costs of a postgraduate qualification. Alternatively your employer may want to support your studies by providing other forms of help such as paid leave, money for research materials or help with tuition fees.Research Councils
There are six Research Councils in the UK who offer awards for taught and research courses at Masters degree level and above. Amounts awarded vary, but all awards for UK students include tuition fees payable direct to the institution, plus a contribution towards maintenance, including travel, fieldwork and academic materials.Research Councils do not accept direct applications from individuals, and any awards available at the university will be advertised above.Funding for International students
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
Study in Scotland
European Funding Guide

Value of Scholarship(s)



Choosing to study for a postgraduate qualification is a big commitment. Help is available, through scholarships, bursaries and sponsorship. Explore possible funding options below.

Application Procedure

See our web page

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally First class or 2:1 honours degree from UK university or equivalent, or approved research experience. We may also consider others with a master’s degree. Other requirements may be in place such as evidence of your spoken and written English with IELTS minimum scoring of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course Fees

In 2016/17 Full-time UK/EU science and arts subjects £4121, Non-EU arts £11490, Non-EU science £14445. Other fees may be levied.

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