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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Net Zero Communities

Institution University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Department Science, Technology and the Environment
Telephone 01463 279190
Study type Taught


What is special about this course? Communities have a key role to play in the development of a net zero society. Are you keen to discover more about how renewable energy production can play a central role in community development? Do you want to be at the centre of and leading these developments?

In May 2019, the Committee on Climate Change recommended that the UK should aim to be net zero on all greenhouse gases by 2050. A U.N-backed global campaign, the 'Race to Zero', which launched in June 2020, brings together businesses, cities and other organisations that aim to cut their planet-heating emissions to net zero by around mid-century, meaning they produce no more emissions than they can offset through different measures. A number of community groups have emerged to develop local solutions that help to meet this target. Communities will be at the centre and forefront of the new energy transition.

This MSc Net Zero Communities will enable you to take the lead and be the change in the new energy transition. You will be taught by recognised experts and supported by guest lectures from both industry and community fields. You can be confident you will graduate armed with the most up-to-date information and highest quality skills.

The course is designed to provide opportunities for both recent graduates and mature students working in relevant professions, industries, agencies or the voluntary sector to advance or update learning in sustainability issues, with a particular focus on providing net-zero solutions for communities. It aims to develop practitioners with an advanced level of knowledge and competence in planning, developing, advising and delivering sustainable solutions in relevant public sector, industry or community contexts.

Studying online, on a full-time or part-time basis, you will critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of renewable energy, carbon budgeting and community energy development.

Special features ◾Modules are led by recognised experts in the field of community development and low-carbon technologies ◾You will study fully online which means you can fit your studies around your professional and personal life, within the UK and internationally ◾You can study individual modules for personal or professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

How long will my course last? ◾Full-time (PgCert, PgDip, and MSc): 18 months @ 35 hours per week ◾Part-time (PgCert, PgDip, and MSc): 3 to 4 years @ 12 to 18 hours per week ◾Part-time (PgCert and PgDip): 2 years @ 12 to 18 hours per week ◾Part-time (PgCert only): 1 year @ 12 to 18 hours per week

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.


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