Human Biology (Higher)

West Highland College UHI


Auchtertyre Campus, Broadford Campus, Fort William Campus, Gairloch Campus, Kilchoan Campus, Kinlochleven Campus, Mallaig Campus, Portree Campus, Strontian Campus, Ullapool Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Biology, the study of living organisms, plays a crucial role in our everyday life, and is an increasingly important subject in the modern world. Biology affects everyone, and biologists work to find solutions to many of the world’s problems. Advances in technology have made human biology more exciting and relevant than ever.

The Higher Human Biology course gives students the opportunity to understand and investigate the living world in an engaging and enjoyable way. It develops students’ abilities to think analytically, creatively and independently, and to make reasoned evaluations.

Main subject areas covered: Human cells; Physiology and health; Neurobiology and immunology.

Entry Requirements

National 5 Biology at B and Maths.

Progression Routes

Further study in relevant subjects at HNC to degree level.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals