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We're a little different...

The University of the Highlands and Islands gives you the chance to do something different, something special.

We offer a diverse range of courses, many taking advantage of our region's unique environment, landscape and culture.

Hear from students and staff studying and teaching from home

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Lecturers are very friendly and have been contactable before and during the Covid-19 pandemic which has helped ease the transition from face-to-face lectures to studying at home, which as you can imagine with three kids hasn’t been easy, but the lecturers have all been very understanding and provided support and encouragement. Iona Milne, HNC Administration and Information Technology student

Flexibility has been absolutely key to the way that we teach, both in terms of our Virtual Learning Environment and in the way that we teach by Video Conferencing and there’s been an element of continuity despite all the challenges that people are facing just now. Our taught postgraduate students have always studied from the safety and comfort of their own home, it’s the way we’ve taught them for a number of years so we’ve produced hundreds of graduates who have learnt in this flexible way with us. Professor David Worthington, Head of the Centre for History

I love the fact that you can study at a campus, and from home, and at the same time be networked with the university’s thirteen campuses across the beautiful Highlands and Islands. This degree combines three of my main interests: Scotland, history, and politics, and has taught me invaluable academic skills. I hope to continue on to a masters next. Silja Roethinger, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Politics student

Specialise at one of our campuses

We offer you the choice of studying at one of our 13 colleges and research centres, over 70 local learning centres, or online from wherever you are.

Learn online from wherever you are

The university has some of the best online learning technologies meaning you can study many of our courses from home or work, wherever you are in the world.

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Go on to achieve great things

Our close connections to local businesses will help you get into the industry you're passionate about. We work closely with employers (including SSE and NHS Scotland) to develop courses to secure your future success.