Chemistry Higher

What is special about this course?

This course can make an important contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the physical and natural world. You will benefit from studies of the social aspects of the discipline, which include energy sources and pollution, as well as from the development of a wide range of transferable skills such as laboratory techniques, numerical problem solving and scientific writing.

Entry requirements

  • Chemistry at Standard Grade 2 or above or Intermediate 2 at B or above or National 5 at C or above and
  • Mathematics at Standard Grade 2 or above or Intermediate 2 at B or above or National 5 at B or above

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

You must pass an end-of-unit written assessments and a practical abilities assessment for each unit.  Both are assessed internally.  The final grade is then determined by the external SQA examination.

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

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

What can I do on completion of my course?

Entry to many undergraduate courses (not necessarily related to chemistry) 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.  The varied skills, knowledge and discipline that the course can provide will give students a firm foundation for careers in such areas as medicine, chemical manufacturing, chemical engineering and chemcial research.  The challenging theoretical and practical aspects of the course will also prove an excellent introduction to undergraduate courses in food sciences, health and technology.

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