Developing Low Carbon Communities

North Highland College UHI


Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Communities have a key role to play in the development of a low carbon society. Are you keen to discover more about how renewable and low-carbon energy production can play a central role in community development? Do you want to be at the centre of and lead these developments?

This Developing Low-Carbon Communities course will enable you to do exactly that and, taught by recognised experts, you can be confident you will graduate armed with the most up-to-date information and highest quality skills.

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 development.


Core modules are:
Sustainable development; Transition to a low carbon society; Renewable energy technologies

You can exit after 12 months with PgCert Developing Low Carbon Communities


Option modules, from which you will choose three, include:
Energy, climate and carbon; Participatory approaches to community consultation; Developing a community energy project; Local economic development; Developing communities; Research methods (strongly recommended to continue to MSc).

You can exit after 18 months with PgDip Developing Low Carbon Communities

Entry Requirements

Honours degree in a relevant subject; or ordinary degree with minimum 3 years' relevant work experience.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2-3 years


Energy, Engineering and Construction

SCQF Level


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