Mathematics Higher

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to develop existing knowledge of mathematics and make a useful contribution to logical thinking processes, problem solving and communicating solutions to problems. 

It builds on material in National 5/Intermediate 2 concentrating on the topics needed for study in higher education. Calculus, vector, exponetials and logarithms are introduced with an emphasis on problem solving and evaluation skills.

Entry requirements

  • Standard Grade at 2, or above,
  • Intermediate 2 Maths at B or above for units 1, 2, 3, or
  • National 5 Mathematics at B, or above,
  • Mature students with other qualifications should email for more information.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Open Learning


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?

Higher Mathematics is often crucial for higher education courses. Students wishing to study courses including all Science and Engineering degrees would benefit from having achieved Higher Mathematics. At Inverness College UHI there is scope for progression to HNC Applied Science, BSc Applied Science or BSc Environmental Science. In Engineering, there is the potential for access to a variety of HN and BEng degrees including Civil Engineering, Power Engineering, Engineering Systems and Electrical/Mechanical Engineering.

Is there more information available online?

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To study this subject please click here Higher Maths 

I want to apply in 2019/20

This will take you to the full time Science Highers programme, to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times. For example, you can choose within this to study English and Maths. However the way you want to study (e.g full time/part time/distance) will be updated following the interview.

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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