Postgraduate study options


Do you have a passion for a subject and want to develop your specialism, while enhancing your career prospects and boosting your potential earning power? Postgraduate study is an investment in your future and a rewarding opportunity that allows students to expand their knowledge and satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

At UHI Inverness we offer a wide range of postgraduate courses with a variety of modes of study – face-to-face on campus, online, part-time and full-time. They reflect the unique environment, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands and are often linked to academic research conducted by staff and students.  

Did you know? UHI Inverness is a partner of UHI, which was rated best in Scotland for postgraduate student satisfaction in 2022

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Joy Nicolson, MSc Applied Data Science student

“The tutors have been great around making sure they time their assessments to fit in with us. It is that kind of flexibility that means I could fit my studies around my employment. They go the extra mile to help us with our studies and provide a really good online environment," - Joy Nicolson, a full-time data analyst, who studies our MSc Applied Data Science  part-time and online from her home in Fife.

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Flexible, independent learning

Flexible, independent learning

The flexibility of postgraduate studies enables students to fit course work and assessments around busy lives, whether recent graduates or professionals wanting to enhance their accreditations, retrain or change career. 

Instead of learning a subject as an undergraduate, postgraduates contribute to the knowledge and understanding of that subject. It's an opportunity to work with and be taught by experts and academics. Our postgraduate students are supported by programme leaders, lecturers, supervisors and personal academic tutors while working individually or as part of a team. As well as deepening specialist and subject knowledge, students improve personal and professional abilities by developing skills in project management, teamwork, critical thinking and advanced research. Postgraduate degrees involve a higher level of independent study, stretching the creativity and intellectual abilities of our students and increasing their sense of personal fulfilment. For those with academic ambitions, a postgraduate degree, diploma or certificate is a stepping-stone to a higher-level qualification, such as a PHD. 

A Masters degree or alternative postgraduate qualification can enhance employment and career prospects – allowing students to gain a professional qualification that is required for a chosen professionalism or to meet the requirements of a job. For those already working in their preferred industry, a postgraduate degree allows professionals to upskill and add an extra dimension to their abilities that could lead to rapid career progression. Within the working-age population postgraduates earn, on average, £7,000 more than graduates and £16,500 more than non-graduates.