Environmental Science Higher

What is special about this course?

The course provides a range of opportunities for candidates to investigate key areas of the living environment such as biodiversity and interdependence. Through the Earth’s systems, candidates will investigate resource issues in the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. Sustainability and sustainable development are explored through food, water and energy security; as well as investigating issues relating to waste generation and its management.

Entry requirements

A pass at National 5 Environmental Science or equivalent is preferable though other qualifications and experience will be considered

Living environment

  • investigating ecosystems and biodiversity
  • interdependence
  • human influences on biodiversity

Earth’s resources

  • the geosphere
  • the hydrosphere
  • the biosphere
  • the atmosphere


  • global challenges
  • food
  • water
  • energy
  • waste management
  • anthropogenic climate change

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face to face

Laboratory study


How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

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

What can I do on completion of my course?

With a suitable range of Highers that includes Higher Environmental Science a candidate can progress onto:

  • HNC Applied Science
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Applied Science

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Environmental Science Higher

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