Shetland UHI, as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, is a regional tertiary partnership; serving the communities of the Highlands and Islands.

Our university partnership of colleges and research institutions provides seamless pathways and removes barriers for students, allowing them to find their own unique learner journey.

We offer a full range of further and higher education courses for school leavers and adult learners, from access courses to PhD.

Joined up learning is an important part of a Shetland UHI education. We design our curriculum to allow our students to stay and study in their communities, either in their local campus or online on one of our regionally networked courses.

Our blended learning approach combines video conferencing, creative approaches to learning and teaching online, real time support from lecturers and local staff and some face-to-face teaching.

We offer a full range of qualifications from SCQF levels 1-12, from access level through to HNC/HND and degree and postgraduate study and beyond.

With Shetland UHI being both a college and university, you can decide on your own unique learner journey with your own entry and exit points. This means you can leave with a nationally recognised qualification when the time is right for you, to either further study or employment. It also means you can enter second or third year of degree programmes should you wish to continue in education.