Human Biology Higher

What is special about this course?

You will consider those aspects of science which have immediate relevance to the biology of the human species and the influence of humankind on the biological world.

It will help you to develop and apply knowledge and understanding of human biology, and an understanding of human biology's role in scientific issues and relevant applications of human biology, including their impact on society and the environment.

Topics give emphasis to important development areas of human biology including:

  • molecular biology;
  • genetics;
  • immunology;
  • control mechanisms;
  • human behaviour and the impact of an increasing population.

Health issues are highlighted where appropriate.


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 and a pass in National 5 Maths.




How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

1 Year

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 with other subjects

Additional costs

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 - Course fees (

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 Bioscience 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?

QR Code - scan to visit course page

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

To study this subject along with two other subjects please click here Care Practice Highers Programme

To study this subject on its own please click here Higher Human Biology

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 - Course fees (

Please note that places are limited and some applications may be placed on a waiting list. We will inform you if this is the case.

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.