Human Biology Higher

What is special about this course?

This Higher considers those aspects of science which have immediate relevance to the biology of the human species and the influence of humankind on the biological world.

If you are applying for this subject on its own, your initial application will be for the full time Science Highers programme, to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times. Your application will be updated to your final choice following interview.

Entry requirements

Standard Grade Biology or Chemistry, at 2 or above, or Intermediate 2 Biology at B or above, or National 5 Biology 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?

Continual assessment and candidates must also pass the final 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 with other subjects

What can I do on completion of my course?

Higher National programme in Sciences, undergraduate courses 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.  Subsequent careers include those in science-based industry, lab analysis, applied science industry and conservation management. 

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

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Applications for this subject are now closed for entry in 2017/18.

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