Biology Higher

What is special about this course?

The Higher Biology course provides a broad-based, integrated study of a wide range of biological topics and builds on concepts developed in National 5 courses. 

If you are applying for this subject on its own, your initial application will be for the full time Science 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 at 2 or above, or
  • Intermediate 2 Biology at B or above, or
  • National 5 Biology at B or above and National 5 Maths.

The course investigates what makes biology an important and fundamental area of science and provides a general basis for further study or employment in areas related to biology. 

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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Entry to many undergraduate courses (not necessarily related to the biological sciences) 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. 

Is there more information available online?

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To study this subject please click here Higher Biology

I want to apply in 2019/20

This will take you to the full time Science Highers programme, to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times. However the way you want to study (e.g full time/part time/distance) will be updated following the interview.

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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