Sustainable Development, Culture and Heritage

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)


UHI Argyll, UHI North, West and Hebrides, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The world is facing the prospect of a climate emergency, with decision-makers grappling with how to understand and respond to the pressures on our environment and society. Sustainable Development, from the local to the global, is essential if society is to tackle the challenges faced. The necessary changes will impact on every facet of society, culture and the economy; this is a critical moment to study sustainability, culture and heritage.

Our BA (Hons) Sustainable Development, Culture and Heritage considers these issues from a humanities and social science perspective, focusing on understanding the three pillars of sustainability (social, environmental, economic), in order to examine human relationships with the environment as well as the subjects of key cultural, literary, language, historical, musical and philosophical issues at a national and regional level.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand many aspects of our rapidly changing world, equipping you to tackle real-world problems in a range of organisations and sectors, with the wide curriculum developing both specialist and transferable skills. You will also be able to immerse yourself in the wealth of fascinating culture and heritage that the Highlands and Islands of Scotland has to offer, and gain an understanding of its place in a global context.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including two relevant subjects.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)



Course Length

8 years


Humanities and Social Science

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Culture and Heritage

Libraries and Information Science

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