Music and the Environment

University of the Highlands and Islands


Argyll College UHI, Moray College UHI, Lews Castle College UHI, North Highland College UHI, Orkney College UHI, Shetland College UHI, West Highland College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Creative artists make a significant contribution to the sustainability of the creative economy, particularly in rural communities.

The MA Music and the Environment provides a foundation for musicians to develop new paths for creative, entrepreneurial and environmentally responsible endeavours. In addition, the course equips musicians to work within their own community, establishing effective and successful contributions to their local economy.

The course focuses on the three distinct but interrelated themes of music performance and creation; the cultural and historical context; and the creative economy and sustainability. Activities during the course encourage and demand the skills of observation, investigation, experimentation, reflection, creation, innovation and design.

You can exit at the end of 6 months with PgCert Music and the Environment.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Music and the Environment.

Entry Requirements

Relevant Honours degree. Professional musicians, composers, and creative entrepreneurs with relevant work experience are welcome to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

15 months


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Area

Performing Arts