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Higher Human Biology

Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date & time
20 Aug 2024 @ 6 - 9pm (Tuesday evenings)
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August - June)


Higher Human Biology helps 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.

What will I learn?

Higher Human Biology will build on your previous biological knowledge in the areas of the:

  • Cell
  • Genetics
  • Body systems
  • Behaviour
  • Environment.

The structure and function of many areas in the Human Body are studied in detail.

You will gain competence and confidence in applying biological techniques, experimental work and laboratory report writing.

Thinking of joining?

If you'd like a place on this course, you must:

  • Ensure you meet the entry requirements
  • Pay the full fee (£460) or a deposit (£250)

Payment Options:

  1. Pay the full fee of £460
  2. Pay the deposit of £250 online using discount code DEPOSIT
  3. After the deposit payment, you will have a balance of £210 to pay. This balance will be paid in instalments of £105 over the 2 subsequent months following your deposit payment. (payment required by the 31st of the month)
  4. Follow the instructions within your joining instructions to make your balance payments.
  5. There are no funding options or fee waivers available for this course.
  6. If you choose to make only a deposit payment, you agree to make all outstanding balances as directed.

Please see the full T&Cs below.

Private Candidates - SQA Exams 

If you are a private candidate wishing to sit an SQA exam for National 5 and Higher subjects, we may be able to support you as the presenting centre. Just use the link below to find out more.

Find out more about Private Candidates - SQA Exams

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • For Higher Human Biology we require an A or B pass at National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard grade (or equivalent), in Biology or
  • Have studied a health related subject at HE level (HNC or university) or have studied at HE level.


Please ensure you meet these entry requirements prior to making payment. If you pay but do not meet the entry requirements, the College reserve the right to refuse any refund.

You are required to provide your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN) upon booking so we can ensure you meet the entry requirements above.

Jobs and further study

  • The course is relevant if you are interested in the medical profession, teaching, science or as a laboratory technician.
  • National Course qualifications at Higher level can be used to support progression in a variety of work or study contexts.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3298