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Contents Welcome to the University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth College

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University of the Highlands and Islands

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Principal’s Welcome

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Royal Visits

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Life as an International Student at Perth College UHI

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Supporting International Students

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Getting Involved in College Life

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Employability Centre and Careers

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Study Abroad

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Centre for Mountain Studies

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Air Service Training (AST)

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Language School

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Summer School

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Research

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Alumni

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Scholarships

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Accommodation

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Guide to Qualifications and Study Methods

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Fees, Funding and Visa Requirements

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Entry Requirements and How to Apply

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How to Find Us

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Courses Business and Accounting

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Computing

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Hospitality and Tourism

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Sport and Fitness

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Aircraft Engineering

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Creative Industries

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English for Speakers of other Languages

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Sustainable Mountain Development

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Interpretation: Management and Practice

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A-Z of Courses

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Welcome to the University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth College Situated in the very heart of Scotland, Perth College UHI boasts a lively student campus in a thriving and dynamic city with a fascinating history. With numerous restaurants, cafes and an award-winning concert hall, Perth has a vibrant environment yet remains one of the friendliest and safest cities in the UK. In July 2012, Perth was granted city status to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In the centre of Scotland, Perth is easy to reach by car, train or bus. Whichever way you travel, you will see some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and have access to the area’s rich and colourful history. There is a good range of shops, restaurants, pubs and entertainment including a theatre, cinema and concert hall and live music. If you are interested in sports, Perth and its surrounds can cater for an exhaustive list which includes tennis, cricket, badminton, football, golf, horse-riding, adventure sports, athletics, cycling, swimming, watersports, fishing and ice skating. Walking around the city is a pleasure. It is safe and friendly and there are lovely walks through parks, along the river and in the nearby hills, as well as a good city bus service. Perth has many beautiful parks and gardens and wins awards every year for its colourful floral displays. National surveys regularly rate the city of Perth as among the best places to live in the UK. Scotland is well-known for possessing dramatic scenery and spectacular culture and traditions, which makes it makes an unforgettable place to visit.


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University of the Highlands and Islands Perth College is proud to be a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), along with 12 other colleges and internationally renowned research centres. The only university based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the partnership allows students to access everything from Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) to degrees, post graduate study, research and professional qualifications. Each institution has its own character and contributes to the distinctive organisation that is the University of theHighlands and Islands. Some are relatively large colleges in the urban centres of the region such as Perth, Elgin and Inverness. Others are smaller institutions, including some whose primary focus is on research. All, however, have a student-centred culture and an individual approach to student learning. In addition to the main campuses, UHI also provides educational opportunities through a network of more than 50 learning centres located throughout the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. The partnership makes it easier for people to take part in quality higher education across the region. There is a diverse range of courses on offer, many specialist programmes taking

advantage of our region’s unique environment, landscape and culture. You can find information about the courses on offer at other UHI colleges and research centres at www.uhi.ac.uk.

In addition to courses offered at Perth College UHI, we have a number of other specialist courses across the partnership. Lews Castle College UHI: Energy Engineering, Applied Music North Highland College UHI: Equine studies/business management, Gamekeeping, Golf; Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering NAFC Marine Centre UHI: Merchant Navy Cadet programme, Aquaculture, Fisheries, Marine Policy (research areas) Shetland College UHI: Archaeology, Nordic Studies, Contemporary Textiles BAH Orkney College UHI: Archaeology, Nordic Studies Moray College UHI: Fine Art BAH, home to one of Scotland’s five art schools PERTH COLLEGE UHI

West Highland College UHI: Adventure Tourism Management BAH Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI: Gaelic language and culture honours degrees, taught in Gaelic Inverness College UHI: Sustainable Forestry, Drama, Architectural Technology, Oral Health Science SAMS UHI: Marine Science BScH Highland Theological College UHI: Theology BAH.

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“Our students are at the heart of all we do...”


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Principal’s Welcome

I am delighted that you are thinking about studying at

We’ve been educating students from around the world for

Perth College UHI. Deciding to study abroad is a big

more almost 40 years, improving career prospects and

decision and we’re with you every step of the way with

offering the perfect venue in the heart of Scotland for our

advice and guidance.

international students.

With fantastic learning facilities on our vibrant campus,

We look forward to welcoming you and helping you

our students are at the heart of all we do and we

become another one of our success stories.

recognise that as well as leaving with a high-quality academic qualification, your education will also take in

Margaret Munckton,

new cultures, experiences and friends around the world.

Principal and Chief Executive.

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Royal Visits Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited our campus in July 2012, as part of her Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. In 2013, HRH The Princess Royal visited the college as Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The Chancellor is the titular head of the University and The Princess Royal’s role is both ceremonial and ambassadorial, occasionally participating in conferring degrees at graduations as well as representing the University in the UK and overseas.


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Life as an International Student at Perth College UHI Over the years, we have been delighted to welcome hundreds of students from over 50 countries around the world. From your first enquiry until you are stepping across the stage to receive your graduation certificate, we will be there to support and help you all the way. We welcome applications for all our courses from international students and are happy to discuss their suitability and content. Our International Centre is staffed with people who have the experience and qualifications to help you with any problems or concerns. Before you make your journey to the UK, we will send you a pre-arrival booklet packed with useful information to prepare you for travelling and can arrange your accommodation on campus or with a local family. We can also pick you up from the airport and bring you directly here. Our International Induction Programme will ensure that you have all the information you need for your studies and your new life in Perth. Our international students’ social programme gives you the opportunity to visit interesting and historical places around Scotland as well as take part in fun activities such as ten-pin bowling, rock-climbing and kayaking. In the Easter and October breaks, we offer a three-day excursion in the Highlands and Islands. For more information about the International Centre, see www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/international To contact the International Centre, telephone 01738 877 753 or email perthinternational.perth@uhi.ac.uk

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Supporting International Students Over the years, we have been delighted to welcome hundreds of students from over 50 countries around the world. From your first enquiry until you are stepping across the stage to receive your graduation certificate, we will be there to support and help you all the way. Our International Centre is staffed with people who have the experience and qualifications to help you with any problems or concerns. Before you make your journey to the UK, we will send you a pre-arrival booklet packed with useful information to prepare you for travelling to Scotland. We can arrange your accommodation in our campus accommodation or with a local family and we can also pick you up from the Airport and take you directly there. From your first day in College, our International Induction Programme will ensure that you have all the information you need to settle into your studies and your new life in Perth. If you are planning to find a part-time job, we will help you to apply for a national insurance number and give you advice on when, where and how to find a suitable job. When you have settled into your classes, we will invite you to join our international students’ social programme. This will give you the opportunity to visit interesting and historical places around Scotland as well as taking part in fun activities such as 10-pin bowling, rock-climbing and kayaking. In the Easter and October breaks, we offer a residential excursion where you will spend three days exploring further afield into the Highlands and Islands. The International Centre is on the first floor of the Webster Building in the centre of the campus and you can drop in any time to speak to one of the team if you need advice on visa issues including visa extensions, accommodation, English language support, local information, work regulations, opening bank accounts or any other issues. If we cannot help directly we can point you in the direction of someone who can. In addition to the support offered by the team at Perth College International Centre, there is support available for international students through other agencies. One such agency is MEAD. Established in 2010, MEAD is a multi-agency initiative supporting black and minority ethnic and migrant communities in Perth and Kinross, as part of the Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service. Widely recognised in Scotland as an inspirational project in its field. MEAD delivers services for people on areas such as multi lingual information and advice, advocacy and case work, well-being and engagement in social activities. For more information, see www.meadproject.org.uk

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Getting Involved in College Life Perth College UHI is a diverse community with students of all age groups and from a wide variety of places, countries and backgrounds. This is reflected in the exciting range of social activities that take place each year. You can join us in celebrating events such as Chinese New Year, Diwali, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. These take place across campus and in the Union which is the main social space for students’ to relax. We also run live music events, freshers and student parties, wellbeing and other student-led events. We feel it is important for our students to be involved in all aspects of college life. Our Students’ Association has various roles available for students, both paid and voluntary. We have an active Student Representative Council. Every class elects a representative and students are consulted widely on college business and life. Many of our students take advantage of the opportunities available outwith their course. You may be interested in becoming a volunteer, helping to organise an event, or setting up a new club or society. However you get involved, you will enhance your skills and confidence as well as having fun and contributing to making a difference. For more information, see www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/studentsassociation

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Employability Centre and Careers Our Employability Centre aims to help students plan their careers and promote themselves effectively when looking for work. This can include help with interview techniques, drawing up CVs, filling in application forms or even just finding vacancies in the first place. In addition, our job shop gives students access to a wide range of local, part-time jobs. Just drop in to our Employability Centre, on the ground floor of the Brahan building, on the way to the Food Court, to take advantage of these and many other resources. Perth College UHI has a strong working relationship with the local community and provides many business and employment opportunities with local companies. Through employer engagement, students receive the best possible training for their sector, and we help them to work closely with future employers to develop a high and relevant skillset suited to their chosen career.

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Study for a Semester as Part of Your Degree Abroad The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) offers an opportunity for students from all over the world to complete a part of their degree studies in this beautiful part of Scotland. We are pleased to cater for students who wish to spend either a single semester or a full academic year with us. As a study abroad student you can tailor your learning according to your academic background and requirements. We have a diverse range of courses: some of which are truly unique. Choosing Modules Modules are single course units: at UHI students usually take four modules in one semester. Our full-time degree students are required to take most of the modules from within their specific area of study (a course): for example, Visual Communications, Music Business or Computing. We advise Study Abroad students to follow this path as well (that way you can integrate better with your fellow UHI students), however it is also possible to take modules from different courses. Sometimes, if the module is delivered from a different campus, you may join classes by video conferencing. Academic Calendar Our academic calendar is divided into 2 semesters: semester 1 starts in the middle of September and continues to the end of January; semester 2 starts in February and finishes in early June. There is a short term break from classes partway through the semester. If you study with us in semester 1 only and your home institution requires you to be back in January, we can make special arrangements for your assessments to be made before Christmas break. Please make sure you let us know at the stage of applying. Academic Credits One UHI module earns 15 SCQF credit points. UHI full-time students will therefore normally achieve 60 SCQF credit points in one semester. This equates to 30 ECTS credits. Academic Transcripts At the end of your studies we will issue an official transcript. We normally issue these in the middle of February and in the middle of June, once the Exam Board approved marks. For more information: please see our website – http://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk or email perthinternational@perth.uhi.ac.uk To apply: Please contact your International Office. email perthinternational@perth.uhi.ac.uk

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Centre for Mountain Studies The Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS) was established in 2000, and is recognised globally as a centre of excellence on sustainable development in mountain regions. The Centre’s Director is Professor Martin Price, the first British scientist to receive the prestigious King Albert Mountain Award, in 2012, for his mountain research and publications. With a focus on mountain environments and the people who depend on them, the staff of the CMS aim to undertake research and consistently deliver training of the highest quality. The CMS offers a unique, online MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development. Individual modules deal with topics relating to social, economic, environmental and professional development issues in mountain areas. Former students have successfully developed their careers as environmental and rural development consultants and researchers, making impacts in both local and international contexts. A Moncrieff Scholarship for the MSc is available.

Photo: Courtesy of Scottish Natural Heritage.

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Air Service Training (AST) Air Service Training Ltd has been providing training for two of the world’s most demanding professions; pilots and aircraft engineers, for over 83 years. Formed in 1931, AST has had a long and successful history of providing pilot and engineer training and consultancy for the world’s airlines, maintenance organisations and military formations. The company is approved under the European Aviation Safety Agency Part-147 and Part-FCL regulations to provide training and examinations to meet the appropriate regulatory requirements. Since coming into ownership of Perth College UHI in 1996, the two organisations have developed and delivered successful programmes in aircraft engineering over a wide range of levels, from NQ to MBA. For more information about Air Service Training, see www.airservicetraining.co.uk/index.cfm

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Language School The Language School at Perth College UHI has been providing English Language tuition for over 30 years and has British Council accreditation. We offer a range of programmes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to help you improve your English for work, study, participation in UK life, and international communication. We offer a full-time programme over the academic year, from September to June. Course details are on our website at www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/international/Language-School. Funding is available for a limited number of local students, while fee-paying students can apply to join the course for two weeks or more. Other options include short courses for EU students running throughout the academic year and evening classes lasting three months, beginning September, January and April. We also run a Summer School in July and August. You will have the support of our well-qualified teaching staff, and get help with welfare and support issues such as visas and accommodation from the International Centre at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI is an Authorised Centre for Cambridge English Language Assessment and runs Cambridge examinations in June (normally KET, PET, FCE and CAE).

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Summer school We offer our students the opportunity to learn English and experience a taste of Scotland’s culture. Enjoy a mix of English lessons, local activities and excursions to places of interest, while staying with a local host. A warm welcome awaits you in the heart of Scotland. Course includes:

• Excursions and activities in Perth and surrounding areas

• Minimum stay 2 weeks

• All the benefits of a small historic city – excellent facilities

• 15 hours tuition per week (Mon to Fri – starts at 9am) • Maximum class size 14

and beautiful surroundings • Attendance Certificate

• Homestay accommodation with all meals provided For more information about our Summer School please telephone Janis Scott on: 00 44 1738 877806 or email perthinternational@perth.uhi.ac.uk

Perth College UHI Timetable Sample Timetable Time

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Research As a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands, our research and scholarship activity is core to providing an excellent learning and teaching experience to our students. This key strand of our work is driven by Research Degree Awarding Powers application and the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission. We are proud of our Research Centre, the Centre for Mountain Studies, our research-focused staff and the breadth of the application of their work. Our academic and support staff also show considerable engagement with research and scholarship across a range of activities. The work of our students is also key to the vibrancy of the college as we develop ‘research-mindedness’, ‘intellectual curiosity’ and ‘research-orientation’ as core graduate attributes, showcased in Degree shows. We aim to develop these skills across all SCQF levels to the benefit of the student learning experience, academic skills development and employability. Recent projects include: Aircraft Engineering staff addressing the concepts of research in today’s environment; initiating a research culture within the staff of the audio department; research being undertaking with families living with dementia, believed to be the only Alzheimer family study in the UK; a study on student achievement and mental toughness. For more information about Research, please see www.uhi.ac.uk/en/research-enterprise/centres

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Alumni We are very proud of our graduates – and justifiably so. They are our greatest ambassadors. Our alumni range from local award-winning entrepreneurs to internationally recognised business people working across the world. Previous students continue to play a key role in the continued growth of the College. Many have become student mentors, returned as guest speakers or helped by passing on their professional expertise to current students. Each year, at our graduation ceremony, we proudly present the coveted Alumnus of the Year Award. This can be for outstanding achievement in the workplace or for an exceptional contribution to the community. Once you complete your course, you will automatically become a member of our global Alumni Association, where you can keep in touch with former classmates, share your career successes and enjoy a range of exclusive special offers and events. For more information about our Alumni, see www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/alumni

Tom Kitchin: photo courtesy of Shine TV.

John Mason-Strang.

Andrew Fairlie: photo courtesy of The Gleneagles Hotel.

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Scholarships Our Scholarship Scheme helps you achieve your full potential. Funding is provided by Perth College Development Trust, with donations made by entrepreneurial businesses and individuals who are willing to invest in Scotland’s talent and economic future. With a range of scholarships available to students, each award varies according to the benefactor’s wishes. Some offer a financial reward, whilst others pay for expenses towards work experience in prestigious locations within the student’s chosen field. Other awards provide support to students through mentoring. To see the full range of scholarships and our application form, visit www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/scholarships

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Accommodation We understand that moving to a new country to study can be a daunting experience but helping you to find somewhere to live where you will comfortable and happy is important to us. Our student residences provide safe, secure and comfortable accommodation in self-catering and fully furnished flats for 72 students. The accommodation is divided into 16 secure flats. Each has its own kitchen, dining and living area and either single or twin bedrooms, with their own en-suite bathroom. It’s a very sociable place to live, and students who have stayed there tell us how much they enjoyed it. Our Homestay Scheme offers you an opportunity to enjoy the enriching and rewarding experience of living with a local family. As part of their experience here in Scotland, students enjoy staying with local families and getting a true insight into the local culture and our way of living. Many of our students have remained in contact with their host family long after returning to their home country. Homestay accommodation is available on a room only or half-board (bed, breakfast and evening meal) basis. If you would prefer to live in privately rented accommodation, in an apartment in the city of Perth, which is about a 20 minute walk from the campus, we can help you with information to make the right choices. For more information about Accommodation and fees, see www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/accommodation

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Guide to Qualifications and Study Methods Perth College UHI offers UHI degrees through UHI and programmes certificated by a range of other professional bodies such as City & Guilds, Chartered Management Institute and the British Computer Society.

UHI Degrees

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

SCQF Level 7–11 Bachelors, Masters and Postgraduate degrees are available at Perth College UHI in a range of subjects. The benefits of our courses are that you can either enrol directly or progress to them through NQ, HNC, and HND courses in the relevant subjects. Degrees can be studied through a range of flexible learning options, such as full-time, part-time and distance and online learning.

This table shows how the Scottish qualifications relate to each other and how you can progress through the framework.

Industry and Vocational Qualifications We are proud of our reputation for delivering a host of industry-led qualifications, from professional cookery and hairdressing to motor vehicle engineering and the Chartered Management Institute. You can earn these qualifications through time split between coming to college and at your workplace. Vocational qualifications are based on evidence of the way you do your job, and are designed to help in your career while encouraging you to go on to further learning. Standards are set by industry training organisations and other awarding bodies appointed by the Government, and range from foundation training to senior management development. We also offer a range of qualifications from other UK awarding bodies, including City & Guilds, to meet the needs of individuals, employers and organisations.

Teaching at universities in the UK may be less formal than you are used to at home. You will have a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and will also be expected to undertake independent study. Lectures are delivered to large groups and you will be expected to listen and take notes. Tutorials and seminars will be in smaller groups and give you the opportunity to discuss the subject with fellow students, with guidance from the tutor. Independent Study means that you are expected to study on your own. This is to encourage you to consider and develop your own ideas using materials and textbooks as advised by your tutor.

Study Methods Depending on your course of study, you may use a variety of learning technologies such as: Face-to-face: Traditional classroom teaching. Work Placements: Where possible, we offer work placements, giving students a chance to develop their employability skills within a real environment. VC (video conference): Using cameras and microphones, this technology allows staff and students to see and hear each other across a network, and also to share common learning resources and materials. A VC can connect UHI campuses or sites anywhere that have the right technology. VLE (virtual learning environment): This web-based system enables you to access learning resources, online guidance and support, and access and submit assessments. You can also communicate with staff and other students through discussion boards or live “chat”.

For more information on The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit www.scqf.org.uk.

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Entry Requirements and How to Apply Each course will have specific entry requirements. In general, minimum entry level qualifications will be a Senior High School Certificate or Diploma and an IELTS score of 6 (minimum score of 5.5 for each element). Some other English language certificates are acceptable but, for visa purposes, these are limited by the Home Office. Copies of certificates should be submitted with your course application but you will need to show original certificates when making your visa application. Application forms can be found at http://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/international/Pages/ How to Apply It’s easy to apply to Perth College UHI, but if you have any questions about the process or our courses, call us using the details below.

Contact Us International Centre T: (+) 44 1738 877 753 • E: perthinternational.perth@uhi.ac.uk Applying Through An Agent You can also apply through one of our agents who will also be able to assist you with the visa application process. http://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/ international/Pages/AuthorisedRepresentatives.aspx Students from India or China may contact our international recruitment team as follows: India – Hithendra.cheetirala.perth@uhi.ac.uk China – lin.shen.perth@uhi.ac.uk QQ code: 908305227 Information is provided in Mandarin at http://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/international/Documents/UHI%20Introduction.pdf Air Service Training (Engineering) Ltd. T: 01738 877 105, E: diane.duncan.perth@uhi.ac.uk Perth College UHI Brahan Building, Crieff Road Perth PH1 2NX, Scotland www.perth.uhi.ac.uk

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Fees, Funding and Visa Requirements Fees International student fees for 2014/15 entry HNC/D: £6,375 Degree: Year 3 and 4 – BSc(Hons) and BEng (Hons) - £10,320 Degree: Year 3 and 4 – BA(Hons) - £8,700 Masters: £8,820

Funding Your two main costs will be tuition fees and living expenses. Tuition fees must be paid in full in advance for the first year and you must have evidence of this money to show at the time of visa application. Some scholarships are available for students meeting certain criteria. Please see www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/scholarships and www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/money-matters/scholarships

Visa requirements If you are a national of a country which requires a visa to study in the UK, your unconditional offer letter will contain a CAS. This is the unique reference number which you need to apply for your visa. If you have any doubts about this, please contact the International Centre, who will be happy to advise. The most up-to-date information is on the Home Office website at: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ visas-immigration/do-you-need-a-visa.

What Will my Visa Allow? A Tier 4 General Student visa allows overseas students to live and study in the UK for the duration of their course. Students with this visa are permitted to undertake a course-related work placement during their stay and can also work part time during term time (10 or 20 hours a week), and full time during the holidays.

How Can I Get a Visa? To get permission to come to the UK to study you need to apply for a Tier 4 Visa. You can download the form and guidance notes from: www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/ howtoapply. To get a Visa you will need 40 points to qualify. You earn the points as follows:

30 points Certificate of Acceptance to Study, CAS Number from Your Sponsor (University of the Highlands and Islands). You need a CAS Number and a letter that confirms your acceptance to study. You will receive this letter after you have paid your course fees. The letter contains details about you and your future course of study. This letter is very important. It shows that your education provider is both confident you are capable of undertaking this course and will be acting as your immigration sponsor thereby accepting responsibility for you while you are in the UK.

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10 points Maintenance (Funds) To gain the 10 required points for maintenance you need to show that you have enough money to support yourself through your studies: money to pay your course fees and living expenses. This is shown in the form of bank statements or bank letters. Many students find it useful to use the services of an authorised educational agent to help with the visa application process. Please contact the International Centre if you wish to make use of this free service. There have been many changes to the legislation on student visas. To make sure you have the most up-to-date information please visit: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

How do I Pay? Perth College UHI must receive full payment of your fees at least four weeks before your course starts. Proof of payment will be needed before you can start classes. Full details of our bank account for payments by bank transfer (Airmail, Telex and Swift) will be provided on request. If you are paying by bank draft, it should be sent in pounds sterling and drawn on a UK bank, payable to Perth College. If your fee status is unclear from the details that you have provided on your application form, we may contact you to request further information.


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How to Find Us

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Distances to Perth, Scotland from other major cities:

PERTH EDINBURGH GLASGOW

Beijing (China): 4921 miles Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): 6617 miles Mumbai (India): 4612 miles New York (USA): 3247 miles Paris (France): 575 miles

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You can study a wide range of high-quality courses ranging from foundation, to degree and post-graduate level.

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HNC Accounting

HND Accounting

SCQF Level 7

SCQF Level 8

About this course

About this course

Every business and organisation has to manage its finances efficiently to make the best use of their resources, so people with the right training are always in demand. Our HNC accounting programme will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification and the skills you need to work on taxation, budgeting and financial accounting. The HNC will also give you the ideal start to a career in accountancy or financial management as it provides exemption from professional qualifications.

Every business and organisation has to manage its finances efficiently to make the best use of their resources, so people with the right training are always in demand. Our HND accounting programme will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification and the skills you need to work on taxation, budgeting and financial accounting. The HND will also give you the ideal start to a career in accountancy or financial management as it provides exemption from professional qualifications.

You study

You study

Key accounting skills covered in the HNC include: financial accounting; accounting software; cost accounting; economics and law.

You will study tax and statistics and develop higher level financial and management accounting skills. You may also have the option of taking part in an overseas study trip.

Entry requirements For the HNC you should have a Higher Grade and two Standard Grades (including Maths) or a relevant NQ. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Progression On successful completion of the course you may apply to the HND Accounting then join Year 3 of our Business and Management degree, where further specialisation in finance is possible. Careers and training You will be qualified to work within financial administration practice, commerce or industry. Previous students have gone on to work for accounting departments with employers such as Aviva and Scottish and Southern Energy. Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 104N. Professional accreditation: Provides exemption from earlier parts of some UK Chartered Accountancy bodies’ exams, for example ACCA.

Entry requirements You should have two Higher Grades and two Standard Grades (English and Maths) or HNC Accounting (15 credits). If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Progression On successful completion of the course you may apply to join Year 3 of our Business and Management degree, where further specialisation in finance is possible. Careers and training You will be qualified to work within financial administration practice, commerce or industry. The HND can also provide direct entry to the third year of a number of degree programmes. Previous students have gone on to work for accounting departments with employers such as Aviva and Scottish and Southern Energy. Duration: 2 years (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 004N. Professional accreditation: Provides exemption from earlier parts of some UK Chartered Accountancy bodies’ exams, for example ACCA.

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HNC Administration and Information Technology

HND Administration and Information Technology

SCQF Level 7

SCQF Level 8

About this course

About this course

Businesses and other organisations rely upon people with good skills in administration and information technology. This programme can help your career by providing you with high-level practical and problem-solving skills and improve your job prospects. Completion of this course provides credit towards a number of professional qualifications including the Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries and Association of Secretaries.

Businesses and other organisations rely upon people with good skills in administration and information technology. This more advanced programme can help your career by providing you with high-level practical and problem-solving skills and improve your job prospects. Completion of this course provides credit towards a number of professional qualifications including the Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries, Institute of Administrative Management and Association of Secretaries.

You study The HNC covers a wide range of skills including: office administration; word processing and presentations; spreadsheets; databases; book-keeping; personal development planning; customer care and human resource management. Entry requirements A Higher Grade at C or above and two Standard Grades, preferably in English and Mathematics, or a relevant NC/NQ. If you meet these requirements, you may be invited for an interview. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Progression Upon successful completion of the HNC, you may apply to Year 2 of the HND course, which then leads you to Year 3 of BA (Hons) Business Management where further specialisation in administration and organisational management is possible.

You study The HND covers: more advanced information technology skills; ICT in business; office management; law and further development of your knowledge of human resource management. You may also get the opportunity to take part in an overseas study trip. Entry requirements Two Higher Grades, including English, and two Standard Grades including English or Maths. The HNC should provide you with direct entry to Year 2 (15 credits). If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Progression You may progress to Year 3 of BA (Hons) Business Management where further specialisation in administration and organisational management is possible.

Careers and training

Careers and training

You will be prepared for employment in administration, or in specialist areas including human resources. Previous students have gone on to work in local authorities and employers such as Santander and the Forestry Commission.

You will be prepared for employment in administration, or in specialist areas including human resources. The HND can lead to a career in administrative management. Previous students have gone on to work in local authorities and employers such as Santander and the Forestry Commission.

Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 17PN. Professional accreditation: Completion of this course provides credit towards a number of professional qualifications including the Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries and Association of Secretaries.

Business and Accounting www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses

Duration: 2 years (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 75NG. Professional accreditation: Completion of this course provides credit towards a number of professional qualifications including the Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries, and Association of Secretaries.


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HNC Business (with Marketing)

HNC Business (with Enterprise)

SCQF Level 7

SCQF Level 7

About this course

About this course

In today’s dynamic business environment, effective sales and marketing strategies are vital to boost both profitability and reputation. Our business with marketing course has been designed to give you this expertise. The course content has been put together following consultation with employers to ensure that you gain relevant competencies for entry-level marketing positions. There is also an opportunity for further studies in marketing at degree level.

Our business with enterprise course has been designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary for planning a business venture. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of events throughout the year hosted by Perth College UHI’s Centre for Enterprise. You may also go on to do further studies in enterprise at degree level.

You study

Introduction to marketing; getting started in business; economics; business accounting; IT; business law; personal enterprise skills; creating a culture of customer care; introduction to HR and communications.

Introduction to marketing; international marketing; economics; business accounting; IT; business law; personal enterprise skills; creating a culture of customer care; introduction to HR and communications. Entry requirements A Higher Grade at C or above and two Standard Grades, preferably in English and Mathematics, or a relevant NQ/NC. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Progression Upon successful completion of the HNC, you may apply to Year 2 of our HND Business course, which may then lead you towards Year 3 of our degree in Business and Management where further specialisation in marketing is possible. Careers and training You will be prepared for employment in marketing and general business, with the possibility of progressing to supervisory management positions. There is a role for marketing in every business sector including agencies specialising in advertising, PR and direct marketing. Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 001N.

You study

Entry requirements A Higher Grade at C or above and two Standard Grades, preferably in English and Maths, or a relevant NQ/NC. This course should provide you with direct entry to HND Business Year 2. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Progression Upon successful completion of the HNC, you may apply to Year 2 of our HND Business course, which may then lead you to Year 3 of the BA (Hons) Business and Management course where further specialisation in enterprise is possible. Careers and training You will be prepared for employment in a range of business-related functions. You will also have the knowledge you need to start your own business. Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 001N.

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HND Business

BA (Hons) Business and Management

SCQF Level 8

SCQF Level 10

About this course

About this course

In the rapidly changing world of business, highly skilled employees are key to providing organisations with a competitive edge. Our business courses have been designed to give you this expertise. HND Business further improves your career prospects as a supervisor or first-line manager. Completion of this course will provide you with excellent all-round business expertise, strategies to deal effectively with change and decision-making tools.

This course provides a high-quality, broad-based business and management qualification introducing you to all aspects of today’s modern business.

You study Within this course you will study: statistics; finance; enterprise; human resources; management; business culture and strategy; ICT in business; the world economy, business projects and international marketing and you may have the opportunity to take part in an overseas study trip. Entry requirements Two Higher Grades, including English, and two Standard Grades, including English or Maths. Either of our HNC Business courses should provide you with direct entry to Year 2 (15 credits). If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Progression On successful completion of the course you may be eligible to join our BA (Hons) Business and Management. Careers and training The HND leads you to Year 3 of our Business and Management degree where a choice can be made to specialise in various areas of business, including: finance; Human Resource Management; marketing and enterprise. You will be ready to take up a career in a variety of environments including banking, finance, retail management, marketing, enterprise and human resource management. Duration: 2 years (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 101N.

You study Project work is a key element. Modules for themed areas will only run where the minimum number of students have opted to take the module. Alternatively, you may study for a general business management degree which can be gained in Year 3. The Honours year takes place in Year 4. Part-time study is possible. Year 1 (CertHE) Organisational behaviour; Financial accounting; Business law; Economics; Introduction to people management and Introduction to enterprise and marketing. Year 2 (DipHE) Research methods; Business information management; Principles of contemporary management; Management accounting; Business contractual relationships and International business economics. Year 3 (BA) Research skills; Research project; Strategic management information systems and Managing within the global environment. Finance core modules: Financial Management Project and Planning and Management. Human Resource Management core modules: Strategic human resource management and Employment law in the human resource context. Marketing core modules: International and Export Marketing and Strategic Marketing. Enterprise core modules: Small business planning and Entrepreneurship and social enterprise. Year 4 BA (Hons) Dissertation or Researching and planning a new business venture (generic degree and enterprise stream); Critical thinking in management; Strategic planning. Finance core modules: Corporate financial decision-making and Social and environmental accounting. Human Resource Management core modules: Employee relations and Learning and development in organisations. Marketing core modules: Marketing communications and E-Business. Enterprise core modules: Innovation and enterprise and E-Business. Entry requirements The following qualifications provide direct entry to the third year of the degree programme: HND Business; HND Accounting; HND Administration and Information Technology; HND Travel and Tourism and HND Hospitality Management. A small bridging element may be required. For Year 4 you need an ordinary degree in a relevant subject. We welcome applications from people with relevant qualifications and work experience. Careers and training This course aims to prepare you for a management career, gaining up-to-date business skills and knowledge to enable you to succeed within a range of management-type employment opportunities. Duration: 2 years after HND (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: NN21.

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Masters in Business Administration

Masters in Business Administration – Aviation

SCQF Level 11

SCQF Level 11

About this course

About this course

Our MBA programme which can be studied full or part-time or on a modular basis aims to provide you with the comprehensive knowledge, skills and understanding to enable you to become a senior manager. You will gain an understanding of the key areas of international business and management and apply your learning to ‘live’ situations through the use of case studies, team projects, seminars and assessments. We have an excellent international profile and a number of well-developed institutional partnerships that include: Bydgoszcz University, Poland; Andhra University, The GMR Group, India; Monmouth University, USA and Cape Breton University, Canada.

This course provides either a progression route for those graduating from the BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering degree or an opportunity for those with previous academic or industry experience to raise their attainment to a higher level. The course is taught by management and aviation specialists with considerable and varied expertise. Individual modules can be taken as CPD.

You study The MBA programme consists of modules totalling 180 credits including a dissertation. The taught stage of the full-time programme takes place over two 15-week semesters. Subjects include: understanding contemporary leadership and management; entrepreneurial strategy; global business environment; management accounting and finance; operations management and strategic marketing. The completion of the MBA is secured through a 15,000 word Research Project. Entry requirements We ask for an honours degree from a recognised university or equivalent awarding institution; or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to the above. Other qualifications will be considered if accompanied by relevant professional experience. An IELTS score of 6.5 or above if English is not your first language. It is desirable that you also have work experience. Progression

You study The course consists of three stages, the first two of which are made up of three modules,two of these are core modules and the third is chosen from two options. The core modules are: managing operations; corporate and competitive strategy; strategic marketing and quality assurance in aviation. The options for the MBA are: understanding contemporary leadership and management; global business environment; entrepreneurial strategy and business growth and management accounting and finance. This programme is part of an Aviation scheme and an MSc is also available. The completion of the MBA is secured through a Research Project. Course content may be subject to slight variations. Entry requirements We ask for an Honours degree, such as Aircraft Engineering, or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent. Other qualifications will be considered if accompanied by relevant professional experience in the airline industry, for example. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or above is required. It is desirable that you have work experience after graduation. Progression

Successful completion of three modules leads to a Postgraduate Certificate (Pg Cert). Completion of six modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip). The MBA requires successful completion of a research project.

Successful completion of two core and one optional module leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate (Pg Cert). Successful completion of four core and two optional modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma (Pg Dip). The MBA requires successful completion of a research project.

APPLICATION

APPLICATION

You should complete an application form and also provide a statement of purpose which details any work experience. You must provide copies of your qualifications and marks, and your English language certificate and academic references. International students may be interviewed in country. You may be asked to undertake a short piece of assessment work.

You should complete an application form and also provide a statement of purpose which details any work experience you have. You must provide copies of your qualifications and marks, and your English language certificate and academic references. You may be interviewed in your own country. As part of the application process, you may be asked to undertake a short piece of assessment work.

Careers and training

Careers and training

Graduates can find or further their employment in a variety of management roles within either the private, public or third sector.

Graduates can find or further their employment in the aviation industry in activities such as fleet air and ground operations or in general management functions.

Duration: 15 months for full-time

Duration: 15 months for full-time

Start date: September 2014 and January 2015.

Start date: September 2014 or January 2015.

For more information contact: Sara O’Hagan, E:sarah.ohagan.perth@uhi.ac.uk

For more information contact: Sara O’Hagan, E:sarah.ohagan.perth@uhi.ac.uk

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HNC Computing (Applications Development) or HNC Computing (Mobile Applications)

HND Computing Science SCQF Level 8

SCQF Level 7 About this course About this course This course offers an excellent opportunity to gain relevant employment in the computing industry or further study. We offer two themed HNC programmes which will allow you to experience specific areas in computing. Students will follow the same programme throughout the year but will specialise in semester 2. The areas of specialism will allow the student to investigate mobile technologies (Android applications) or gain skills in developing applications. These optional units are subject to sufficient student enrolments. You study You will study: SQL and database design; developing programming skills and strategies; problem solving (technical support and software development); developing applications (web, mobile and stand-alone products); working in a project team developing software products.

This course offers an excellent opportunity to gain relevant employment in the computing industry or to further study. As well as allowing students to specialise in a wide range of computing skills which have been identified in recent national employer surveys, students are encouraged to work with local employers on a range of projects throughout the year. The HND programme has secured scholarships which allow students to gain valuable employability skills. You study Year 1: SQL and database design, developing programming skills and strategies, problem solving (technical support and software development, developing applications (web, mobile and stand-alone products) and working in a project team developing software products.

For the HNC Computing (both options): an appropriate NC at SCQF Level 5/6 or one Higher.

Year 2: Individual project work involving engagement with local employers (no formal work placements although opportunities for placements with IT employers may arise), object oriented programming, managing a web server, cloud computing/ computer forensics, relational database management systems, advanced website design development (delivering products suitable for m-commerce).

Your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Progression The HNC (15 credits) may lead to the HND Computing Science Year 2 then on to Year 3 of our BSc (Hons) in Computing. Careers and training The award prepares you for a career in programming, web development or as a technician. It also prepares you to follow a career in business applications in a variety of areas including mobile and applications development. Duration: 1 year (full time)

Direct entry into Year 1 requires two Highers or equivalent. Direct entry into Year 2 requires an HNC Computing (15 credits) – however other HNC computing related programmes are also acceptable but may require you to carry out additional studies. Your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Progression The HND Computing Science may lead directly on to Year 3 of our BSc (Hons) in Computing.

Start date: September 2014

Careers and training

UCAS code: 304G.

The award prepares you for a career in programming and website development. It also prepares you to follow a career in business mobile and traditional web applications using relational database management systems technology, to become a database administrator or to act in a supervisory capacity tailoring and/or writing scripts to automate aspects of information technology applications for users with less expertise. These programmes are backed by most of the influential IT companies in Scotland today including Microsoft, ORACLE and ADOBE. Duration: 2 years (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 001I.

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BSc (Hons) Computing SCQF Level 10 About this course This course will prepare you for a career in computing, particularly in the areas of database theory, web and mobile design, computer forensics, web science and artificial intelligence. It has been designed to produce skilled graduates with the knowledge and experience needed to find work in more responsible technical and professional posts. Students can join this course on successful completion of HND Computing Science. In the degree and honours years, you will study a variety of subjects which are geared towards the ever-changing IT and computing job market. The degree will encourage you to expand up-to-date knowledge and skills in areas such as mobile technologies development and intelligent systems. You will also develop comprehensive techniques and skills in database and web development. Your final project could involve you working with real clients developing a wide variety of systems including intranet applications, e-commerce websites and occasionally network designs. You study At BSc level you will study: advanced databases; designing web-based applications; computer forensics; web science, multiuser operating systems; mobile applications development; intelligent systems and team project (projects will be linked to local companies). At BSc (Honours) level you will study: web programming; theoretical computational science; databases: relational, object and the web and research skills which will be linked to your dissertation. The course is aimed at producing a well-rounded graduate who has all the necessary knowledge and skills required for a professional career both locally and nationally. Entry requirements To join Year 3 directly you should have: an HND in Computer Science, Computing (Software Development), Computing (Technical Support), Computing (Networking), Information Technology or an equivalent qualification. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Careers and training Previous graduates have gone on to work as software and web developers; IT trainers; technical support team leaders; IT advisors and secondary school computing teachers and found employment in companies such as M3 Networks, DogFish, Scotland TransServ, Scottish and Southern Energy, Perth & Kinross Council, Stagecoach and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Previous students have also progressed to post-graduate study including the UHI MSc Computing Science and Web Technologies and MSc in Information Technology at St Andrews University. Duration: BSc lasts 1 year after HND (full-time); BSc (Hons) lasts 2 years after HND (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: G400.

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MSc Computing Science and Web Technologies

MSc in Web Technologies (subject to approval)

SCQF Level 11

SCQF Level 11

About this course This course has been designed for international non-EU students and is aimed at employees hoping to gain a recognised qualification through CPD. Our MSc programme aims to provide you with the comprehensive knowledge and understanding, sector leading specialist skills and expertise that will mean that you are well prepared for a career in the computing industry. You will gain an understanding of the key functional areas of computing, computing science and web technologies and have an opportunity to apply your learning through an intensive practically-oriented programme involving individual and team projects, tutorials, practical sessions and assessments. The MSc in Computing Science and Web Technologies will greatly enhance your employment prospects. Recent study has shown that only 4.22% of IT graduates are employment ready, with only 10% of graduates considered employable by multinational companies. As a graduate of computing science and web technologies, you will be in demand within the IT sector with a course tailored to the trends of the current and future employment market. You study The course will focus on web programming (php, xml, java and mySQL), mobile technologies (application development, theory in a rapidly evolving area and cloud computing), web science (understanding the development of the web in one of the most current areas of research in computing science) and intelligent systems (in-depth analysis of artificial neural networks and other intelligent agents that are based on brain architecture and function). Entry requirements Candidates should be an international non-EU student and ideally hold an honours degree (minimum of 2:2) from a recognised university or equivalent awarding institution; or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to the above. APPLICATION You should complete an application form and also provide a personal statement detailing any relevant experience you have and outline your intentions and ambitions. You must provide copies of your qualifications and marks. Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014. For more information contact: Catherine Etri, Head of Curriculum E:catherine.etri.perth@uhi.ac.uk

Computing www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses

This MSc programme in Web Technologies is designed in response to specific domestic market demand and to meet the needs for flexible learning and CPD opportunities within the changing Computing industry. The course is intended to strengthen the student’s ability to promote independent learning whilst developing original and creative responses to problems and current complex issues within the context of emerging and web technologies. About this course The programme will have a core theme focussed upon growing trends in the computing industry where the emphasis on utilising the web and web based technologies becomes more common in recent times with the requirement for mobility throughout many sectors in industry, business, commerce and social life. The qualification will provide for the introduction of tools and web based applications, focussed upon core users as people on the move, demanding continual availability to services and the increase in the availability of wireless and mobile internet along with the emergence of cloud computing. You study You will focus on web programming applications, distributed databases, operational management of e-business, strategic management of e-business and web technologies: emerging technologies. Entry requirements An honours degree (minimum of 2:2) from a recognised university or equivalent awarding institution; or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to the above. APPLICATION You should complete an application form and also provide a personal statement detailing any relevant experience you have and outline your intentions and ambitions. Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014.


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HNC Professional Cookery SCQF Level 7 This programme has been specifically designed for chefs who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in professional cookery and kitchen management. You will experience advanced, modern cookery techniques and look at food product development. The training environment is learner-centred and focuses on current industry standards. You study With the help of our staff you will learn key skills in: production cookery; food hygiene; training skills; supervision and human resource organisation; control systems for the hospitality industry; food classification and purchase and project work. Practical classes are held in our production kitchen and award-winning training restaurant. Entry requirements You should have a Higher Grade, two Standard Grades, or equivalent, or an appropriate further education qualification including SVQ 3 Professional Chef Gold Award, an appropriate NC or City & Guilds Certificate in Culinary Skills. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility.

HND Professional Cookery (subject to approval) SCQF Level 8 About this course This two-year programme will provide you with the culinary expertise and management skills to broaden your career opportunities or start up your own business within the industry. The content covers a wide range of inspirational practical and theoretical units which are assessed throughout. The units are of a more advanced level, so if you are hardworking and want to learn more, this course will provide the qualification you need. Experience in the hospitality industry is an integral part of the course, and you will work towards the industrial experience unit. You study Production cookery, patisserie, pastry, gastronomy, management of food and beverage operations, kitchen planning and design, marketing, management of human resources, hospitality supervision, food hygiene, food classification and purchase, financial and control systems, graded units and work experience. Entry requirements To join Year one, you should have two Highers and two Standard Grades, or equivalent, or an S/NVQ 3. To join Year two you should have an HNC in Professional Cookery (15 credits).

You may progress to HND Professional Cookery at Perth College UHI.

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of the college staff to discuss your eligibility.

Careers and training

Progression

You could expect to find work at second or supervisory chef level in one of Scotland’s many high quality eating establishments.

You may progress to the BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Practice.

Duration: 1 year (full-time)

With the necessary industrial experience you could expect to find work as an Executive Chef or Head Chef in one of Scotland’s many high-quality eating establishments or start your own business in the future.

Progression

Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 122N.

Careers and training

Duration: 2 years (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 622N.

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HNC Hospitality

HND Hospitality Management

SCQF Level 7

SCQF Level 8

About this course

About this course

Hospitality is a growth industry both nationally and internationally, covering hotels, restaurants, pubs, leisure and travel. It needs good, trained staff and this course introduces you to the supervisory skills required for a successful and fulfilling career. Our hospitality programmes aim to give you an exciting and interesting practical experience in venues including our production kitchen and award-winning training restaurant. You will also enjoy working in partnership with organisations such as The Gleneagles Hotel.

This two-year programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to join this highly competitive and expanding industry, which is the largest and fastest growing profession.

You study This higher level programme includes: hospitality industry; BIIAB Staff Training qualification for the service of alcohol; hospitality supervision; hospitality financial and control systems; food hygiene intermediate; food and beverage service; hospitality graded unit 1; food production processes; accommodation servicing; hospitality front office procedures 1. Entry requirements One Higher Grade and two Standard Grades, or equivalent, or SVQ 2 Professional Hospitality Silver Award or an appropriate NC. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course.

You will also have the chance to gain added value qualifications such as REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Group Award, healthy eating and a certificate in food service and accommodation service in partnership with The Gleneagles Hotel. You study Take your hospitality skills a stage further with study of: managing financial resources in hospitality; BIIAB Staff Training qualification for the service of alcohol; hospitality financial accounting; management of food and beverage operations; accommodation management; managing hospitality organisations; alcoholic beverages; creating a culture of customer care; advanced food and beverage service; hospitality group award graded unit 2; running themed events, industrial experience in the hospitality industry; Gleneagles Added Value Certification for Food Service; Gleneagles Added Value Certification for Accommodation. Entry requirements You should have two Higher Grades and two Standard Grades, or equivalent, or HNC Hospitality (15 credits) or an appropriate N/SVQ 3.

Progression

Progression

You may apply to Year 2 of HND Hospitality Management at Perth College UHI, or the BA Tourism and Hospitality Practice.

You may progress to the BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Practice.

Careers and training

You may find work as a trainee manager in a medium or large hotel, or as a unit manager in food service management catering.

Career options are: trainee manager in hotels, restaurants, industrial catering, pubs and residential homes. Our students have gone on to work in a range of establishments including: Murrayshall House Hotel, Ballathie House Hotel, Sodexo and The Gleneagles Hotel. Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 522N.

Hospitality and Tourism www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses

Careers and training

Duration: 2 years (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: 042N.


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BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management SCQF Level 10 About this course This course is designed to provide up-to-date and innovative education for those involved in the hospitality and tourism industries within the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, the UK and globally. You may have the opportunity to undertake placements at home and abroad, study a blend of practical and theoretical skills and develop employer links. You will learn through a range of methods including face-to-face, video conference and online. You study Year 1: Consists of successfully completing our HNC Professional Cookery or Hospitality. You may also have completed an appropriate HNC Tourism, Hospitality or Business and in some cases a bridging unit may be required. Year 2: Units include: contemporary issues; event planning and organisation; marketing and a work placement. Alternatively you can choose units from the HND Hospitality Management Year 2 on a face-to-face basis. Year 3: Research skills; niche tourism; selling and promoting quality local produce; understanding visitor behaviour and a work placement. Year 4: You study tourist event management and dissertation, strategic planning/ marketing, e-business plus a range of other options. You may also study this course part-time. Entry requirements Two Higher Grades, an A level or relevant industry experience and qualifications. A relevant HNC (15 credits) programme would count as Year 1 or HND (15 credits) as Year 2. Careers and training This course prepares graduates for a variety of professional careers within the tourism and hospitality industry including hospitality operations, front of house staff and tourism centre manager. Duration: BA lasts for 3 years or 1 year after HND (full-time); BA (Hons) lasts for 4 years or 2 years after HND (full-time) Start date: September 2014 and January 2015 UCAS code: NN28.

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HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise

HND Fitness, Health and Exercise (Subject to approval)

SCQF Level 7

SCQF Level 8

About this course

About this course

You will learn the basic principles of fitness, health and exercise introducing the fundamental principles of training and science. Upon completion of this course you will also be eligible to apply to enter the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP) at Level 2 therefore better preparing you for employment in the industry.

The HND Fitness, Health and Exercise award is designed to build on the HNC award and develop your skills and knowledge. You will advance your study of fitness, health and exercise activities and related areas and specifically increase awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of fitness and health; develop an understanding of the need to involve participants fully in their own fitness and health development; apply the above in order to give ownership of programmes to individuals; develop and apply an open minded, critical and evaluative perspective enabling optimum customer service and develop and apply transferable exercise skills with specific populations.

You study Your course may include units of study such as; Exercise and Fitness: Health and Safety Management, Exercise Physiology and Anatomy, Exercise Principles and Programming, First Aid for Sport and Fitness, Health Screening, Nutrition for Fitness, Health and Exercise, Working Safely and Effectively with Clients and Fitness, Health and Exercise: Graded Unit 1. There are also a number of units based around planning, teaching and evaluating group exercise and/or gym sessions. All units of study are underpinned by transferable skills valued by the industry.

Upon completion of this course you will also be eligible to apply to enter the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP) at Level 3 therefore better preparing you for employment in the industry. Perth College UHI will give you the opportunity to make use of sport and fitness facilities across Perthshire.

Entry requirements

You study

You should demonstrate active involvement in fitness, health and exercise (for example: participating/instructing within an exercise/fitness based group) by providing a reference that supports your application from a relevant individual or organisation such as PE teacher, instructor or fitness club manager. Applicants should have a core skills profile in the following two competencies at a minimum SCQF Level 5 (Communication and ICT) and attend a recruitment day with the Sport and Fitness team which comprises practical activity and a one-to-one interview. Students must also be accepted as a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme member through the college system. Placements cannot be started without this.

Your course may include units of study such as; Applied Exercise Prescription, Applied Fitness Assessment and Diagnostic Testing, Applied Nutrition and Health Assessment, Current Exercise Trends, Getting Started in Business and Health and Exercise: Graded Unit 2. There are also a number of units based around the competencies required to become a Personal Trainer such as Core Strength and Posture, Deliver Personal Training Sessions and Planning and Management of Personal Training.

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: External applicants must also have two Highers at C grade or above which must include English or equivalent (e.g. core skills profile in communication at SCQF Level 6) and preferably Physical Education and /or Biology/ Human Anatomy plus another three standard grades at credit level (SCQF level 5/ Int.2/National 5). OR: Internal applicants must have passed the NC Sport and Fitness Level 5 group award (12 credits), PDP unit and positive reference from your PAT. Those returning to learning and who bring relevant life experience will also be considered however they will be required to submit a brief written assignment prior to interview (assignment set by Sport and Fitness team).

Entry requirements For Year 2 entry all applicants must have achieved HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise Group Award (15 credits) and be accepted as a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme member through the college system. Placements cannot be started without this. Progression This course leads to BA (Hons) Sports Management. Careers and training Jobs might include a personal trainer, gym instructor, studio instructor, active schools and working with private health clubs. Opportunities also exist within the NHS and private training providers as well as becoming self-employed.

Progression

Duration: 1 year after HNC (full-time)

This course leads to HND Fitness, Health and Exercise.

Start date: September 2014

Careers and training

UCAS Code: 006C.

Gym instructor, studio instructor, leisure attendant or active schools worker. Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS Code: 206C.

Sport and Fitness www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses


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HNC Coaching and Developing Sport (Out/Indoor) SCQF Level 7 About this course This award is designed to support applicants who wish to pursue a possible career working within the industry or other career paths. This course provides you with opportunities to experience the culture required from the sports coaching industry as defined by the National Occupational Standards. You study Your course may include units of study such as; Sports Coaching Theory and Practice, Conduct and Ethics for Sport and Fitness Practitioners, Anatomy, Physiology and Energy Systems, Coaching of Sports: An Introduction, Sports Development: An Introduction, Work Experience, Coaching Children, Research in Sport and Fitness: An Introduction and Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 1. Outdoor students will also study Safe Practice in Outdoor Activities and Foundations of Outdoor Activities. Entry requirements You should show active involvement in sporting activities (for example; participation in an sport based activity such as, football, gymnastics, badminton, canoeing or climbing) by providing a written reference that supports your application from a relevant individual or organisation such as PE teacher, instructor, sports coach or outdoor adventure club. Applicants should have a core skills profile in the following two competencies at a minimum SCQF Level 5 (Communication and ICT) and attend a recruitment day with the Sport and Fitness team which comprises practical activity and a one-to-one interview. Students must also be accepted as a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme member through the college system. Placements cannot be started without this. PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: External applicants must also have two Highers at C grade or above which must include English or equivalent (e.g. core skills profile in communication at SCQF Level 6) and preferably Physical Education/Science or Maths or equivalent (e.g. core skills profile in numeracy at SCQF Level 6) plus another three standard grades at credit level (SCQF Level 5/Int.2/National 5). OR: Internal applicants must have passed the NC Sport and Fitness Level 5 group award (12 credits), PDP unit and positive reference from your PAT. Those returning to learning with relevant life experience will be required to submit a brief written assignment prior to interview (set by Sport and Fitness team). Progression This course leads to the HND Coaching and Developing Sport. Careers and training Jobs might include sports coaches and leaders, development staff, active schools staff, community sports hub employees, outdoor facility staff. Duration: 1 year (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS Code: 16XC.

www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses Sport and Fitness


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HND Coaching and Developing Sport

BA (Hons) Sports Management (Subject to approval)

SCQF Level 8

SCQF Level 10

About this course

About this course

The HND Coaching and Developing Sports award is designed to build on the knowledge and experience gained from completing the HNC award and it will allow you to advance your knowledge and competence in the field of coaching and sports development. The award will provide a qualification recognised by employers and the public, and will allow access to employment.

The exciting new BA (Hons) Sports Management degree is designed for those seeking a broad-based management qualification that will introduce you to all aspects of today’s modern sporting business. This course will equip you with some of the skills you will need for a career in sports management, including marketing, human resources, business law and IT.

You study The HND in Coaching and Developing Sport will advance your study of the mechanics of sport, allow you to work with more advanced performers, study the theories behind different types of performers, spend more time coaching, specialise in working with various groups, such as the over 60’s clients, disabled clients, children who are physically inactive or supporting outdoor activities. Your course may include units of study such as; Fitness Conditioning in Sport, Sports Mechanics, Improving Coaching in Sport, Coaching of Sports Performance, Application of Management and Organisational Skills in Outdoor Activities, Sports Development and Research, Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 2 and Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 3. Entry requirements

You may study through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures in the classroom as well as individual online study through the UHI virtual learning environment (VLE) supported by our lecturers. You study In Years 3 and 4, subjects may include; Research Skills, Sports Science: A Critical Analysis, Research Project and/or Work Placement IV: Specialist Skills. Options may include; Critical Thinking in Management Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, Marketing Communications, Understanding Visitor Behaviour, Work Placement III: Supervision, Financial Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Niche Tourism, Management Information Systems, Project Planning and Management, International and Export Marketing, Quality Management, Expedition Management and Leadership and Employment Law in the HRM Context.

For Year 2 entry all applicants must have achieved HNC Coaching and Developing Sport Group Award (15 credits) and be accepted as a Protecting Vulnerable Adults (PVG) scheme member through the college system. Work with clients cannot be carried out without this.

Entry requirements

Progression

Graduates could anticipate jobs in public, private and voluntary organisations taking on such roles such as sports development officer, leisure centre operative, and sports manager. Students also will have the potential to become local entrepreneurs with business start-ups in the sport and tourism sectors.

You may apply to the BA Sports Management. Careers and training Jobs may include sports coaches, development staff, active schools staff, community sports hub employees, outdoor facility staff, become self-employed or work with national governing bodies and sportscotland. Duration: 1 year after HNC (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS Code: CX61.

Sport and Fitness www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses

To gain entry into Year 3 all applicants must have achieved HND Coaching and Developing Sport Group Award or HND Fitness, Health and Exercise Group Award. Careers and training

Duration: 2 years (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS Code: C6N2.


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BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering SCQF Level 10 About this course This course represents the second, third and fourth years of the BEng undergraduate programme and provides recognised qualification at Incorporated Engineer (IEng) level. It can lead to options in air transport operations or design. Year 3 further develops knowledge and skills across a mandatory core of aeronautical disciplines. Year 4 develops knowledge and skills to a more complex level across a mandatory core of aeronautical disciplines. As in Year 3, these mandatory core modules provide the capstone of transferable knowledge and skills for application in any engineering sector of the aviation industry. In semester 2 of Year 4, further electives are available to allow students to build on their specialisations developed in Year 3. You study In the BEng, four core modules are studied: avionics; aircraft structural mechanics and aerothermodynamics; airframe and propulsion systems; aviation business and management. Two electives are also studied which will determine whether you follow a design or operations route. Your chosen route in Year 3 will continue in Year 4. In the BEng (Hons), three core modules are studied: avionics; airframe and propulsion systems; engineering project (including project management). Two further electives are also studied. Entry requirements You should have achieved the HNC in Aircraft Engineering to gain direct Progression into Year 2 of the BEng programme. Alternatively, you may be able to get credit for access to Year 2 on the basis of credit for other previous learning, attainment and achievement. You should have achieved the BEng (Ord) degree in Aircraft Engineering to gain direct entry to the BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering. Direct entry into Year 3 is based on experience and qualifications. Progression Your successful achievement at BEng (Hon) level in Aircraft Engineering should give you access to a range of Masters degree level courses such as MEng, MSc and MBA. For such progression you would normally be expected to have achieved your Honours degree at 1st or Upper 2nd class. Careers and training You will be qualified and eligible to apply for a wide range of career opportunities, whether this is in the air transport operations sector or the design sector. The high-level transferable knowledge and skills that you have will also allow you to compete for employment positions in engineering industries other than aviation. Duration: BEng lasts for 3 years or 2 years after HNC (full-time); BEng (Hons) lasts for 4 years or 3 years after HNC (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: H414. For more information contact: Neil Pickthall, Subject Leader, E: neil.pickthall.perth@uhi.ac.uk

www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses Aircraft Engineering


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Pg Cert/Pg Dip/MSc Air Transport Operations and Management

AST EASA Part 66 About this course

SCQF Level 11 About this course This course provides either a progression route for those graduating from the BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering degree or an opportunity for those with previous academic or industry experience to raise their attainment to a higher level. Aimed at those who wish to gain additional management knowledge skills for application in the airline industry, including sectors such as ground and flight operations, individual modules can be taken as Continuing Professional Development. You study The course consists of three levels: the first two are of three modules, two of which are core modules and the third is chosen from two options. The choice of options determines the final qualification, with technical options leading to the MSc and management options leading to the MBA. Content may be subject to variations. Core modules for the Pg Cert are: managing operations and corporate and competitive strategy. The options for the MBA are: understanding contemporary leadership and management or global business environments. Options for the MSc are: airline crisis and active safety management or airports and ground handling. Core modules for the Pg Dip are: strategic marketing and quality assurance, safety, risk, legislation and regulation. The options for the MBA are: entrepreneurial strategy and business growth and management, accounting and finance. Options for the MSc are: airline financial accounting, revenue management, pricing and distribution management and airline flight operations and fleet planning. Completion of the MBA/MSc is secured through a Research Project. This programme is part of an Aviation scheme and an MBA is also available. Entry requirements

The European Aviation Safety Agency Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence is a professional qualification that confers upon its holder the privilege of certifying aircraft as ‘fit-for-service’. The licence has discrete Categories for differing aircraft types and modes of employment, these cover Mechanic or Technician level which are then subdivided into specific licences for aeroplanes, helicopters and avionics. The course is fully approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, under approval reference UK.147.0002, and delivers all theoretical and practical training, examinations and assessments to meet the regulations. You study The Part 66 approved course is broken down into specific modules: 1 Mathematics

10 Aviation Legislation

2 Physics

11 Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Systems and Structures

3 Electrical Fundamentals

12 Helicopter Aerodynamics, Systems and Structures

4 Electronic Fundamentals

13 Aircraft Aerodynamics, Systems and Structures

5 Digital Techniques

14 Propulsion

6 Materials and Hardware

15 Gas Turbine Engines

7 Maintenance Practices

16 Piston Engines

8 Aerodynamics

17 Propeller

9 Human Factors Not all of these modules are required for each licence category, but modules 1 to 10 are general to all licence types. Training is full time with students undertaking 30 hours per training week of formal tuition, including practical work in the AST training hangar.

We normally ask for an Honours degree, such as Aircraft Engineering, or an equivalent. Other qualifications will be considered if accompanied by relevant professional experience in the airline industry. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or above is required.

Entry requirements

Progression

Following successful graduation from the approved course, graduates are required to provide evidence of a minimum of two years appropriate maintenance experience. However, graduates may also choose to articulate onto the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aircraft Engineering, offered by Perth College UHI.

Successful completion of two core and one optional module leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate (Pg Cert). Successful completion of four core and two optional modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma (Pg Dip). The MSc or MBA (depending on the choice of optional modules) require successful completion of a research project. Careers and training Graduates can find or further their employment in the aviation industry in activities such as fleet air and ground operations or general management functions. Duration: 15 months Start date: September 2014 or January 2015 UCAS Code: H4N2.

An English language level of IELTS 5.5 is a minimum requirement, as is a thorough grounding in Mathematics, Physics and Science or Engineering subjects. Progression

Careers and Training Once issued with the initial licence, individuals are able to add additional licence privileges, in other categories or generic aircraft types by undertaking further short training and examination. Duration: 89 training weeks Start Date: Three scheduled intakes in each calendar year. For more information contact: Diane Duncan, T: 01738 877105 E:diane.duncan.perth@uhi.ac.uk

Aircraft Engineering www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses


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BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering

BA (Hons) Music Business

SCQF Level 10

SCQF Level 10

About this course

About this course

Designed by industry professionals and informed by market research, the course concentrates on recording live sound; digital broadcasts; audiovisual applications; recording techniques; studio and location; live sound applications and research. The BSc (Hons) offers a high quality learning experience, working in a well-resourced and relaxed environment with teaching staff who are active industry professionals. We aim to provide graduates with high-quality learning opportunities involving working with industry, community and placements to enhance their experience and career aims in the music industry anywhere in the world, with a particular focus on sound production disciplines. Your knowledge of research should allow you to influence developments within the industry and you should also have the skills to teach as well.

This course gives you the opportunity to study Music Business at honours degree level. Building upon the experience and skills gained from previous music business programmes, you will have the knowledge to work within the industry to a professional standard and will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of practical experience which will equip you with the skills required for employment.

You study You will learn how to: process and interpret data to a professional standard; produce reports and critically assess data; understand different techniques and the role of sound engineering within research and commercial arenas and appreciate historical contexts behind the live, broadcast and recording industries. Year 1 (HNC) Theory and Practice; Digital Audio Workstations.

You study The focus of the Honours year of the BA Music Business course is on ensuring that students gain employment in the industry after completion of the course, and you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of external placements and projects in order to allow you to gain valuable and relevant work experience. You will develop an extended research project. Year 1 (HNC) Artist development, Event Management, Music Industry Promotions, Music Industry Management, Music Industry Marketing, Music Law, Working in the Creative Industries, Creative Industry Infrastructure, Creative Project. Year 2 (DipHE) Creative industries analysis, Marketing in music and popular culture, Contemporary music law, Creative Project; E-Commerce, Industry Touring .

Year 2 (DipHE) Core modules are: a creative project; Critical industries analysis; Digital theory and applications and Analogue theory and applications.

Year 3 (BA) Event management, Entrepreneurship, Digital rights management systems and distribution, Themed research project, Managing and Leadership, Running a Music Based Company.

Year 3 (BSc) Core modules are: a themed research project; Entrepreneurship; Audio systems theory and Advanced digital audio applications.

Year 4 BA (Hons) Personal employability strategy, Global Music Consumer Behaviours, Dissertation, E-Business, Social Media Music Campaign.

Year 4 BSc (Hons) Core modules are: Personal employability strategy; Advanced systems design and a Dissertation.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements You should have an HNC (15 credits) or equivalent qualification in sound and will be invited for an interview. You may qualify for entry to Level 3 of the degree with a relevant HND in Sound Production plus a B pass in a graded unit. Other qualifications and experience will be considered. Careers and training As a graduate, you will have the skills you need to start up your own business or pursue a clear career path within the entertainment industry. Previous students have become audio engineers, producers, audio visual consultants, conference sound engineers, installation specialists, music/sound retailers, sound designers for film, TV and games, TV recording, radio engineers, (broadcast) web sound technicians, multimedia sound designers, product designers, sound editing, sound technology educationalists, programmers, stage management and lighting technicians all over the world. Duration: BSc 2 years after HNC; BSc (Hons) 3 years after HNC (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: H642.

You should have a HND Music Business (15 credits), plus a B pass in a graded unit. If you have an HND in Music Business or generic business studies, you may articulate to BA Music Business Year 3 based on qualifications and interview. Progression Complete the BA and be eligible for the Masters in Music. Careers and training This course prepares you for a variety of professional careers within the music industry and previous students have gone on to enter the industry as record company A&R scouts, record company management, event management, marketing consultancy, radio and television, local and national promotion companies, advertising agencies, web and mobile technology viral marketing, education (teaching and lecturing), working for PRS and MCPS, Government enterprise agencies and act or band management. Duration: BA lasts 2 years after HNC; BA (Honours) lasts 3 years after HNC (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: W3N1.

www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses Creative Industries


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BA (Hons) Popular Music SCQF Level 10 About this course The course covers all aspects of study for the modern musician, including performance, composition, education, production, research, management and community arts. The BA Honours will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to perform at a professional level in any popular music context; to influence and guide the industry’s development and to train other musicians to do the same. The focus is on ensuring that students gain employment in the industry after completion of the course. You study The Honours year of the BA Popular Music course focuses on specialism, allowing students to develop creative projects which are based on their interests and professional aspirations. Students create and perform an Advanced Recital programme, which showcases their individual skills. Students also create a composition portfolio and write a dissertation which focuses on their individual research interests. All students complete a 40-hour work placement which is relevant to their career aspirations. Students also have the opportunity to design and carry out individual and group community projects, providing an opportunity to develop skills in funding applications, research bids and starting your own business. Year 1 HNC Live Performance, Music Theory and Songwriting. Year 2 (DipHE) Modules include: Individual Performance, Ensemble Performance, Creative Industries Analysis, Music Theory and Analysis, Composing and Arranging Session Skills. Year 3 (BA) Modules include: Specialist Performance, Ensemble Performance, Music for Film, Games and TV, Teaching and Learning Practices, Advanced Session Project, Themed Research Project; Entrepreneurship. Year 4 BA (Hons) Modules include: Dissertation, Personal Employability Strategy, Advanced Recital, Advanced Composition, Community Project. Entry requirements You should have a HNC Music (15 credits) plus a B pass in a graded unit. You should be able to read music to a reasonable level and have two Highers or equivalent. If you have an HND Music you may be able to progress to Year 3 of the degree. Acceptance is based on qualifications, interview and audition. Careers and training Graduates can follow an interesting range of careers including performance, education, management, retail, composition, musicology, community arts, music therapy, research or postgraduate study. Duration: BA lasts 2 years after HNC; BA (Honours) lasts 3 years after HNC (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: W310.

Creative Industries www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses


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MMus Music (Popular Musicology or Composition for Film, TV and Media) SCQF Level 11 About this course The MMus Music programme will provide an opportunity for learners to develop their professional skills in one of two fields: Popular Musicology or Composition for Film, TV and Media. These programmes prepare graduates for the next stage in their careers, whether further academic or professional study, or entering /returning into employment in a range of fields. It will produce graduates with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of their chosen pathway in musical study/practice, informed by current scholarship and research, including a critical awareness of current issues. Students attend a range of external conferences, performances and workshops and have the opportunity to participate in external collaborations with other organisations and individuals throughout their study. You study Students who choose the Popular Musicology route will study a range of modules which are designed to allow students to develop an individual research profile and professional skills in musicological study. Modules include: Contemporary Musicology Issues and Analysis; Research in Context: External Engagement; Contemporary Music Journalism; Music: Power and Protest; Film, TV and Media Musicology; Highland Voices – Music and Song; Popular Music: Gender and Sexuality and Dissertation. Students on the Composition route will develop professional skills in composing for film, TV and media and will be involved in a range of external projects. Modules on this strand of the course include; Composition techniques for film, TV and media; Composition in Context– External Engagement, Arranging and Film Scoring, Music Business for Film Composers, Post Production Sound Design, Film, TV and Media Musicology and Major Project. Entry requirements You need a relevant 2.1 Honours degree (minimum) and will be invited for interview.

BA (Hons) Visual Design and Communication SCQF Level 10 About this course This conceptually driven degree will equip students to enter the world of professional design as visual thinkers and problem-solvers. It encourages the development of concept, research, experimentation, analysis and critical awareness. This course will explore the changing concept of visual design and communication and the role of the designer within society. In its many forms, visual communication makes an increasing contribution to the cultural and economic life of contemporary society. Our focus is to provide opportunities for you to develop a clear understanding of the creative design process, techniques and business in order to equip you with the ability to produce powerful and emotive solutions that impact on society. You study You will explore topics such as: theory and practice; multidisciplinary visual design; professional practice; research methods and social impact design. The emphasis is on each individual interpreting and contextualising theory and technical skills through a range of practical projects to translate effective messages to the target audience. You will be required to undertake a placement and will be given the opportunity to define your own creative identity and explore future opportunities for meeting the evolving demands of the industry. An opportunity for national and international study trips enhances the experience. Year 1: HNC Visual Communication: web design, photography, illustration Year 2: HND Visual Communication: video, visual research, industry practice Year 3: (BA) Modules include: Theory and Practice (Visual Design); Creative Design Practice (Visual Design); Research Methods; Professional Practice; and Creative Practice. Year 4: BA (Hons) You will complete a dissertation and participate in a degree show, as well as entering an industry accredited competition as part of professional practice (creative solutions). Entry requirements

Composer, writer, research and development, lecturer, journalist, education and community arts.

Entry on to this course is by interview and portfolio evidence. Requirements for the programme are the HND in Visual Communications or an equivalent discipline including a Graded Unit result of B or above.

Duration: 1 year (full-time)

Careers and training

Careers and training

Start date: September 2014.

You may further your study on a Masters at university. This course prepares you for a career in digital media, design, broadcast, graphics or illustration. Duration: 2 years after completion of HND Visual Communication (full-time) Start date: September 2014 UCAS code: W213.

www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses Creative Industries


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English for Speakers of Other Languages SCQF Level 2–6 About this course Our full-time, academic-year programme (September – June) helps you learn the English language you need to achieve your goals in study, work, or everyday life. If you are a local resident, you may be able to apply for a funded place. Fee-paying students can apply to join the course for two weeks or more. The course involves around 18 hours of classroom time per week, spread over four mornings and three afternoons. You study Our systematic programme is based on published course-books but also draws on a wide range of additional sources. You take assessments for SQA ESOL Units at an appropriate level and may be prepared for Cambridge ESOL examinations if your English reaches a high enough level. Perth College UHI is a Centre for Cambridge ESOL examinations. If you achieve a suitable level of English, you may be able to join classes in other subjects in Semester 2. Many of our students attain a level of English which enables them to progress to other college courses the following year. Materials for self-study are available on the college’s Virtual Learning Environment. Entry requirements Funded students must be able to attend the full-time (around 18 hours per week) course for the full ten months and spend additional time studying and revising on a regular basis. Progression You may be eligible to progress to further courses of vocational or academic study. Careers and training You will have access to information about and help with a wide range of career opportunities. Duration: 10 months Start date: September 2014 Methods of teaching: Face-to-face teaching. Evening classes are also available: Monday 6.45-8.45pm Beginners/Elementary Level Tuesday 6.45-8.45pm Low Intermediate/Intermediate Level Thursday 6.45-8.45pm Upper Intermediate/Advanced Level To find out more call us on 01738 877806 or email janis.scott@perth.uhi.ac.uk

Language School www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses

Students learning on campus.


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Pg Cert/Pg Dip/MSc Sustainable Mountain Development

Pg Cert/Pg Dip/MSc Interpretation: Management and Practice

SCQF Level 11

SCQF Level 11

About this course

About this course

This Masters course comprises six modules and a dissertation. It is a part-time, on-line, interdisciplinary course created for those with an interest in mountain environments, their people, and their future. The course recognises the growing international attention being given to mountain regions, and is taught by experts from across the UHI network. It aims to meet the needs of mountain communities by bringing together professional skills with economic, social and environmental knowledge, to offer a qualification for practitioners and agency officials working in mountain areas. Individual modules can be taken for Continuing Professional Development, and intermediate awards are available.

People’s engagement with their environment, culture and heritage can enrich and transform lives. Individuals and communities can be empowered to discover their stories, developing their sense of place, self-belief, identify and aspirations. Tourists can enjoy authentic experiences which motivate visits and deliver economic benefits. This ground-breaking course in Interpretation: Management and Practice aims to meet the demand for interdisciplinary training required by those whose role it is to understand, deliver and manage public engagement with the environment, culture, heritage and collections to deliver social and economic benefits.

You study You can receive a Postgraduate Certificate by completing three core modules – environmental and social issues in mountain areas; sustainable development; and policy analysis – or a Postgraduate Diploma by completing the three core modules and three optional modules. The MSc requires successful completion of a 15,000 word dissertation in addition to the six modules. Optional modules: biodiversity management; developing communities, developing potential through placement; people and nature; public engagement in decision making; research methods and techniques; geographical information systems; local economic development; sustainable deer management; sustainable rural land use and energy; sustainable tourism and interpretation; water management. You should allow around ten to twelve hours study time per week per module. Entry requirements We normally ask for an Honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to an Honours degree. Other qualifications may be considered if accompanied by relevant professional experience. You must also have good computing skills (word processing and internet) and access to a computer with broadband. Careers and training Graduates can expect to find employment in local and national government Agencies or environment and conservation organisations, as National Park Officers or environmental and rural development consultants, or to continue their studies towards a doctorate. Graduates have gone on to work for a range of employers including the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland. Duration: 2-6 years Start date: September 2014 UCAS Code: 91L7 Methods of teaching: Online.

You study Taught online for maximum flexibility, you will study with people from around the world, sharing experiences and networking. Designed to meet industry needs, the course has three award levels: Postgraduate Certificate suitable for practitioners looking to develop their understanding of key theories, policies and practices; Postgraduate Diploma suitable for practitioners and career entrants wanting to develop specialist knowledge and skills; and Master of Science suitable for those wanting to reflect on the discipline. Year 1: (Postgraduate Certificate) You study three core modules: Communication Strategies and Theories; Interpretation: Purpose and Planning; Project Design and Implementation. Year 2: (Postgraduate Diploma) You study three modules from the following: Interpretive Methods, Media and Design; Interpreting the Natural Environment; Interpreting the Historic Environment; Heritage Education and Engagement; Visitor Studies; Sustainable Tourism; Research Methods and Techniques. Year 3: (MSc) you complete a research dissertation. Entry requirements You will need an Honours degree or relevant professional experience or qualifications. Careers and training If you are already working then you can gain a professional qualification to advance your career. For career entrants, the course provides you with the knowledge and skills to secure employment in the cultural heritage and environmental sectors. Duration: 1-6 years Start date: September 2014, January 2015 UCAS Code: N210 Methods of teaching: Online.

For more information contact: Professor Martin Price E: info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/mountainstudies

www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/courses Mountain Studies


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A-Z of Courses Page Accounting HNC

33

Accounting HND

33

Administration and Information Technology HNC

34

Administration and Information Technology HND

34

Air Transport Operations and Management Pg Cert/Pg Dip/MSc

48

Aircraft Engineering BEng (Hons)

47

AST EASA Part 66

48

Audio Engineering BSc (Hons)

49

Business (with Enterprise) HNC

35

Business (with Marketing) HNC

35

Business Administration – Aviation Masters

37

Business Administration Masters

37

Business and Management BA (Hons)

36

Business HND

36

Coaching and Developing Sport (Out/Indoor) HNC

45

Coaching and Developing Sport HND

46

Computing (Applications Development) HNC

38

Computing (Mobile Applications) HNC

38

Computing BSc (Hons)

39

Computing Science and Web Technologies MSc

40

Computing Science HND

30

English for Speakers of Other Languages

52

Fitness, Health and Exercise HNC

44

Fitness, Health and Exercise HND (Subject to approval)

44

Hospitality HNC

42

Hospitality Management HND

42

Interpretation: Management and Practice MSc

53

MMus Music (Popular Musicology or Composition for Film, TV and Media)

51

Music Business BA (Hons)

49

Popular Music BA (Hons)

50

Professional Cookery HNC

41

Professional Cookery HND (subject to approval)

41

Sports Management BA (Hons) (Subject to approval)

46

Sustainable Mountain Development Pg Cert/Pg Dip/MSc

53

Tourism and Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

43

Visual Design and Communication BA (Hons)

51

Web Technologies MSc (subject to approval)

40

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