Human Biology Higher

What is special about this course?

Higher Human Biology is an excellent course if you are interested in accessing HNC’s and degree courses in Science or Nursing and are interested in the human body.

You will learn about:

  • cellular processes
  • reproduction
  • cardiovascular structure
  • function and diseases
  • neurobiology
  • immunology.

Special features:

  • This course provides a great range of human biology topics covering cellular process, genetics, reproductive and cardiovascular systems and diseases as well as immunology and neurobiology.
  • This provides a broad range of biology to allow a person to discover a particular interest in the biological sciences or provide a broad knowledge to progress into nursing/healthcare education.

Entry requirements

  • One National 5
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.

Please include in the personal statement of your application if you would like to study the day time class or the online delivery option.

Course content includes:

  • Human Cells
  • Physiology and Health
  • Neurobiology and Immunology

You will also complete an end of year exam and written open book assignment.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Online delivery: You will study mainly online through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with support from your lecturers, however you will be required to attend a prelim, an exam and a practical assignment which is spread over 3 to 4 days in the evenings.

Daytime delivery: You will attend a 3 hour class on campus on a Wednesday supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Online or face to face.

Wednesday afternoons (part time in day).

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Additional costs

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Higher Human Biology can lead to careers in many fields including science, nursing or healthcare.

On successful completion of this Higher you can progress to study an HNC Applied Sciences or it can be combined with other Higher achievements to apply for a science degree course at UHI Moray.

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I want to start in 2024/25

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