University of the Highlands and Islands Elgin

University of the Highlands and Islands Elgin

Welcome to Moray College UHI!

As Moray’s community College we offer Further Education courses including SVQ and National Certificates focusing on learning within a realistic work environment.

We also offer HNC, HND, Degree and Postgraduate courses at our Campus as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) that can be studied full time, part-time, online or as distance learning.

Whether you are a school leaver, returning to education or looking for a new challenge our range of academic qualifications will lead you to a successful and rewarding career.

New for 2017, a purpose-built student residence is available in Elgin offering 40 en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchen and living areas, apply for student accommodation now!

University of the Highlands and Island

Moray College is a further education college based in Elgin, in Moray, northeastern Scotland. It has 1,500 full-time students and 8,100 part-time students (based on 2009–2010 academic year). It employs approximately 370 staff (266 full-time) and is a college of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Our history

In 1971 the Elgin Technical College was opened as a further education college by the local education authority. The name of the college changed to the Moray College of Further Education in 1978. When the Further and Higher Education Scotland Act was passed in 1992 the college left the ownership of the local education authority (a process known as incorporation) and the name was changed to simply Moray College.

The nature of study changed at Moray College in 1997 when it became a partner college of the UHI Millennium Institute, allowing it to offer a far wider range of subjects for study through networked courses. In 2011 the UHI Millennium Institute gained full university status, becoming the University of Highlands and Islands.

The main campus for the college is in central Elgin, with Learning Centres also located in Buckie, Nairn, Forres and Keith.