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
  • Chemistry Intermediate 2 at B or above,
  • Chemistry National 5 at B

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



Fee information for part time Further Education courses

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

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 if you have any further questions on fees.


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

Additional costs

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. Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

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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 UHI Inverness 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 chemical 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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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.