Environmental Science Higher

What is special about this course?

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the interactions taking place between humans and the environment, the Earth's resources and sustainability, through a scientific treatment of the principles of ecosystems and contemporary resource use by society as a whole.

You will study a range of broad and up-to-date iteas relevant to the increasingly important role of environmental science in society.

The implications of these interactions for the future wellbeing of the environment in its widest context will be a central theme of the course.

The course will develop your scientific knowledge and experience by its consideration of principles, methods, data collection, interpretation and analysis. Investigative fieldwork will be conducted in local areas.

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

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 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. 

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Apply for Environmental Science Higher

Applications for this subject are now closed for entry in 2018/19.

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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