Whether your interests lie in aquaculture, archaeology, marine engineering or the creative industries, Shetland has a wide variety of study options for people of all ages.

Where learning means more

As the most northerly partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Shetland provides a single point of contact for tertiary education, commercial training and research in Shetland.

A wide range of courses and learning opportunities are offered meaning students can discover "where learning means more" at UHI Shetland. Courses are all designed to ensure that you can take your next steps, whether that is directly to employment or on to further study.

UHI Shetland offers a wide range of consultancy services and training to business both in and beyond Shetland, such as a range of professionally accredited training and development courses for industry. UHI Shetland will work with employers to identify training needs, tackle potential skills shortages and training to support new or existing employees.

Vocational training and apprenticeships are supported by UHI Shetland in a wide range of specialisms.

With many years' experience supporting fishing and aquaculture, there is an understanding of the needs of the industries – two of the biggest in Shetland. There is a range of facilities such as vessels and marine hatcheries available for commercial hire. UHI Shetland also offer a wide range of marine consultancy services such as practical surveys and reviews.

UHI Shetland boasts a wide multidisciplinary research capacity. Inspired by Shetland’s land, sea and culture, researchers undertake innovative research activities. This includes renowned expertise in marine sciences and industries, fisheries, cultural and heritage research.

The college is fantastic as the class sizes are small and you get lots of contact time with your lecturers, unlike at bigger colleges and universities. Shetland is a fantastic place to live. The people are friendly and there’s lots to do. I’m into the local music scene and a keen amateur photographer.

Alasdair Bendall
Alasdair Bendall
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