highland cattle thumbThe University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Scotland is offering a scholarship to cover the tuition fees for its MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development. Application deadline is 31 May. 

The MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development at UHI is an online, part-time interdisciplinary programme with exit awards at Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), and MSc levels. The programme offers advanced theory and practice to give students a clear understanding of the complex issues of mountain areas.

Students will engage with aspects of practice common to many disciplines and situations, and apply their newly acquired skills to their areas of expertise and interest. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to help them understand and manage the real challenges faced by people living in mountainous areas today.

The MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development can be studied online from anywhere in the world, with support from experts at the Centre for Mountain Studies, based at Perth College UHI, and around the university network.

Full details of the course can be found on the UHI website. 

A scholarship towards the costs of studying this course is being offered by the UHI for one student starting in September 2018. It is available to candidates anywhere in the world, with a preference for those working in a UNESCO biosphere reserve in a mountain area, thus contributing to the aims of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development.

The scholarship will pay all tuition fees for a student to complete the MSc. The successful candidate will be responsible for paying all other costs (books, travel to induction, etc.).

Candidates for the scholarship should send a CV and cover letter (maximum 500 words), describing the benefits a) they would derive from the degree and b), if relevant, for the biosphere reserve where they work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2018. 

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by phone or Skype in early June 2018. The successful candidate will have to commit to taking at least two modules a year (September to December and late January to May) for three years and to undertake a dissertation in the fourth year (or sooner, if more modules are taken). If the successful candidate does not have a previous degree from an English-speaking university, s/he will have to prove competence in English (see UHI’s PG English Language requirements)

For further information, visit the course webpage, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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