Environmental Science Higher

What is special about this course?

The aim of the Higher is to extend students' knowledge and understanding of the environment.  It seeks to demonstrate the interactions taking place between humans and the environment through a scientific treatment of the principles of ecosystems and contemporary resource use by society as a whole.

Entry requirements

Candidates would normally be expected to have attained at least one of the following:-

  • Standard Grade Biology at 2 or above, or Intermediate 2 at B or above/National 5 at B or above
  • Standard Grade Geography at 2 or above, or Intermediate 2 at B or above/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?

Continuous assessment plus externally set exam

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 environmental science/studies) 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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