Higher Applications of Mathematics Higher

What is special about this course?

The Higher Application of Mathematics course covers the topics of Finance, Statistics, mathematical modelling and uses R Software for statistical analysis.  This combination makes the Higher quite unique and applicable to people seeking employment in a range of industries. 

The statistics and mathematical modelling lends itself to Science, Business and Engineering applications. 

This course is now recognised as an optional entry qualification across degree programmes.  The use of R in Digital Health data manipulation across the NHS and other Healthcare sectors in addition to Environmental science, Bioscience and research makes this programme a stepping-stone for people wanting to get started with R prior to undergraduate study.

Entry requirements

  • National 5 Mathematics or National 5 Applications of Maths, or equivalent.
  • We will accept alternative work-based qualifications or experience. Please provide further details on your application form.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Face to Face
  • Classroom/ computer suite and textbooks.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



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


    If you wish to study part time there is a cost of approximately £360 per subject. Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

    Funding - Tuition fees (uhi.ac.uk)

    Additional costs

    Scottish students

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



    Part-time (per single Higher)



    Rest of UK and International students 

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


    Part-time (per single Higher)


    Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact credit.control@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Higher Applications of Mathematics is often an essential entry requirement for further and higher education courses in a wide range of areas involving numerical skills and logical reasoning, including science, computing, engineering, accounting and more. 

    You may wish to progress to the following courses:

    • HNC Applied Sciences (with other Science Qualifications)
    • BScH Environmental Science (with other Science Qualifications)
    • BScH BioScience (with other Science Qualifications)
    • BScH Geography (with other Science/Geography Qualifications)

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.