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,
  • and National 5 at B 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

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 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 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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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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