The impact of hydrostatic pressure up to 1.2 GPa on the critical current density (J
c) and the nature of the pinning mechanism in MgB 2have been investigated within the framework of the collective theory. We found that the hydrostatic pressure can induce a transition from the regime where pinning is controlled by spatial variation in the critical transition temperature to the regime controlled by spatial variation in the mean free path Furthermore, critical temperature (T c) and low field J care slightly reduced, although the J cdrops more quickly at high fields than at ambient pressure. We found that the pressure raises the anisotropy and reduces the coherence length, resulting in weak interaction of the vortex cores with the pinning centres. Moreover, the hydrostatic pressure can reduce the density of states [N s(E)], which, in turn, leads to a reduction in the T cfrom 39.7 K at P=0 GPa to 37.7 K at P=1.2 GPa.