Human Biology Higher

What is special about this course?

This Higher considers those aspects of science which have immediate relevance to the biology of the human species and the influence of humankind on the biological world.

If you are applying for this subject on its own, your initial application will be for the full time Highers programme, to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times. Your application will be updated to your final choice following interview.

Entry requirements

Standard Grade Biology or Chemistry, at 2 or above, or Intermediate 2 Biology at B or above, or National 5 Biology at B or above. 




How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) if studying full time with other subjects

What can I do on completion of my course?

Higher National programme in Sciences, undergraduate courses at universities and institutes of further and higher education.  At Inverness College UHI there is scope for progression to HNC Applied Science, BSc Applied Science or BSc Environmental Science.  Subsequent careers include those in science-based industry, lab analysis, applied science industry and conservation management. 

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Apply for Human Biology Higher

Applications for this subject are now closed for entry in 2017/18.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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