Physics Higher

What is special about this course?

Higher Physics provides a knowledge and understanding of applications of physics in society, experimental and investigate work and problem solving, including dynamics, astrophysics and modern electrical concepts.  The course will offer you the opportunities to gain:

  • An increased knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas, of techniques and of the applications of physics in society;
  • Skill in applying their knowledge and understanding in a wide variety of theoretical and practical problem-solving contexts;
  • Skills associated with carrying out experimental and investigative work in physics and analysing the information obtained. 

Entry requirements

While entry is at the discretion of the college, candidates will be expected to have the following:-

  • Standard Grade Physics with knowledge and understanding and problem solving at pass, or
  • Intermediate 2/ National 5 Physics at pass


  • Standard Grade Mathematics pass, or
  • Intermediate 2/ National 5 Maths at pass

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 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. 

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    Additional costs

    You will be required to purchase textbooks (approximately £10) 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?

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

    In Engineering, there is 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 full time along with two other subjects, please click here Highers and Nationals Programme Full Time

    To study this subject part time along with one other subject, please click here Highers and Nationals Programme Part Time

    To study this subject on its own please click here Higher Physics

    If you wish to study this subject individually or along with one other part time there is a cost of approximately £360 per subject. Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

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    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 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.