Human Biology Higher

What is special about this course?

This course hopes to develop learners’ interest and enthusiasm for human biology in a range of contexts. The course provides a broad-based, integrated study of a range of biological topics which develop the concepts of human biology.

Entry requirements

National 5 biology, National 5 English, National 5 Maths or equivalent.

Alternative entry requirements will be considered.

  • Human Cells
  • Physiology and Health
  • Neurobiology and Communication
  • Immunology and Public Health

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

You will study through short internet-supported lectures, group discussions, individual exercises, carrying out psychological research and personal study.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

One year – one day a week. Mondays from 11am to 4.00pm.

Where can I study my course?

    • Lerwick Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

For more information see the funding page. 

What can I do on completion of my course?

Academic: Learners can progress to study Higher National programmes in sciences, undergraduate courses at universities and other institutes of further and higher education.

Employment/Career: Subsequent careers include those in science-based industry, lab analysis, applied science industry and conservation management.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Human Biology Higher

I want to start in 2023/24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Shetland. UHI Shetland 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.