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 ideas 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 Year

Where can I study my course?

    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 credit.control@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.


    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.

    Funding - Tuition fees (uhi.ac.uk)

    Additional costs

    You will be required to purchase textbooks (approximately £25 - £30) as part of this course. If you are a full time student and are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

    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 UHI Inverness there is scope for progression to HNC Applied Science, BSc Applied Science or BSc Environmental Science. 

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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.