Lews Castle College UHI

Is located on the unique, inter-connected Western Isles off the west coast of Scotland on Europe's Atlantic edge. It offers three learning centres at Barra, Benbecula and North Uist with its main centre set in 600 acres of parkland near Stornoway.

We have centres of excellence in

renewable energy research, health, and rural development and specialise in a number of courses including Renewable Energy Systems PDA, Health Studies, Music, Gaelic, Energy Engineering and Education/pedagogical research

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What our students, graduates and staff say

The course was perfect for me as I was very interested in working in my community, for its future. I now work for the North Harris Trust as a Project Development Officer. I am currently working on a project to purchase and refurbish the former Scalpay Care Unit into two much needed houses. Affordable housing is a real issue in Harris and so this project will help the local island community.

Karen MacRae / BSc (Hons) Sustainable Rural Development / graduate

During my third year, I had the opportunity to spend a term at Cape Breton University in Canada. Cape Breton Island is a fascinating place which shares many similarities with Scotland, especially the Highlands and Islands, and I spent time my time there learning about the local fiddling and piping traditions and Gaelic culture. Being able to spend a term abroad was undoubtedly one of the most meorable and most valuable experiences of my time as a student. 

Christian Gamaulf / BA (Hons) Applied Music / graduate

The MA Health and Wellbeing course is a well thought out programme for anyone working within health provision, and the ability to tailor it to your own speciality is invaluable. This course will give you the skills and knowledge ro provide evidence based health care. The ability to study online with the support of tutors makes the course flexible enough to study alongside work and family commitments at a pace that is achievable.

Susan Macaulay / MA Health and Wellbeing / graduate

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