Postgraduate Research


UHI Graduate School

The Graduate School provides support for all research degree students and everyone involved in the postgraduate research journey, including supervisors, examiners and colleagues across the UHI network.


Research postgraduate opportunities at Inverness College UHI

 We have the following postgraduate research opportunities open for application:

Transport Scotland Masters by Research Studentship opportunities

Applications are invited for two full time Masters by Research (MRes) funded studentships:

The studentships are part of an interdisciplinary research programme linked to the dualling of the A9 trunk road between Perth and Inverness. They will be based at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness College campus. The preferred start date is the 1st of October 2020. The studentships are fully funded by Transport Scotland.

The A9 is a major transport corridor, widely regarded as the ‘gateway’ to the Highlands. There is currently an extensive project underway to dual 80 miles of single carriage way between Perth and Inverness by 2025. The aim is to increase road safety and decrease journey time, which is expected to enhance rural development. The research programme provides a range of research opportunities associated with the socio-cultural and ecological dimensions of a major infrastructural development in an area renowned for its natural heritage and iconic landscapes. Perth College UHI, Inverness College UHI and Transport Scotland have been working in partnership to deliver the research programme. A PhD project is currently entering its third year investigating the community perceptions of landscapes and cultural heritage along the A9 corridor. The two full time MRes programmes will be undertaken during 2020-21.

Stipend of £15,285 for 1 year and full UK tuition fees are funded. Laboratory and office facilities and support will be provided at Inverness College UHI.

To apply for either studentship please send in one pdf including the following information:

  • Headed clearly with studentship you are applying for
  • 500 words explaining your reasons for interest in studying for the MRes and your relevant experience
  • A full detailed CV – including contact details: phone and email address
  • Two Academic Referees

To the following email address:

Closing date for applications: 6th July 2020

Interviews to be held week commencing:  13th July 2020

by either Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams


MRes Forest Landscapes and Society

Available (pending approval) for January 2021 start.

Contact Dr Euan Bowditch for further information.


MRes Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

Available (pending approval) for January 2021 start.

Contact Dr Victoria Pritchard for further information.