The following subjects are currently offered for the Higher Diploma, other subjects may be added in the future, please contact the IST Office for further details:

  • Analytical chemical laboratory techniques
  • Biochemical laboratory techniques
  • Microbiological laboratory techniques.

Higher Diploma Candidate Guidelines

Higher Diploma Application Form (docx) or Higher Diploma Application Form (pdf)

Examination Fees & Conditions – all candidates for the Higher Diploma Examinations must be members of the IST. Non-members will be granted Associate membership of the Institute for one year, on registration, and they must remain members throughout their studies .

Fees (Members):

  • European Union candidate £145
  • Other candidate £160
  • Resits (per paper) £60

Fees (Non-Members):

  • European Union candidate £183
  • Other candidate £198
  • Resits (per paper) £98