The University of the Highlands and Islands Ranking

The University of the Highlands and Islands Ranking

Scores

Student satisfaction4.02Academic services spend521
Research assessment2.76Facilities spend41
Research intensity0.58Good honours64.7%
Entry standards301Graduate prospects49.6%
Student–staff ratio326.6Degree completion68.0

Given its unique collegiate structure with thirteen academic partners, it would be inappropriate for the University of the Highlands and Islands to appear in the main league table. The university does appear in the relevant subject tables.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, its distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure. Its reputation is built on an innovative approach to learning and distinctive research and curriculum – enriched by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands and its communities.

Student Mix

8,417 students in 2015–16:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 94%
  • Postgraduate 6%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 63%
  • Part Time 37%

Where students come from

  • UK 97%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 1%

Student gender

  • Male 43%
  • Female 57%

The University of the Highlands and Islands is a tertiary university composed of Academic Partners which are the 13 colleges and research institutions in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland delivering higher education. Its executive office is in Inverness.

The University of the Highlands and Islands has a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes, most of which can be studied at a range of locations across the area. There are 8,415 students who are on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and 33,000 further education students. There are 70 learning centres spread around the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.