The HNC Applied Sciences is a wide-ranging course, covering the theoretical and practical aspects of modern sciences. You will study ecology, environmental issues, and the core sciences; develop your laboratory skills; and improve your research and writing skills. You will learn a broad range of sciences, such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Environmental disciplines. Developing scientific theoretical knowledge and scientific communication and presentations skills. The Graded Unit gives you the opportunity to conduct specialised research in a topic that will hone your scientific knowledge in your chosen field for progression. The course includes a large amount of training in essential practical skills within the laboratory that are relevant to local and national employers. You will acquire knowledge of Health and Safety Systems and Good Laboratory Practice, developing skills of experimentation, analysis and reporting in practical sessions, skills that are highly transferrable to employment and further study. Be prepared to spend plenty of hands on time in the lab, conducting experiments and processing your results in the Laboratory Skills unit. Basic skills in Maths and Statistics are covered to enhance scientific analysis of experimental and field data. The ethical and environmental issues raised by these units will be discussed in the Environmental Awareness unit. Where possible, you will be invited on site visits to local science industries and given the opportunity to appreciate and understand the key issues and problems the industry encounters, all valuable experience for entering the science industry.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional entry requirements
You may be required to attend an interview.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0|
|PTE Academic||50||Minimum score of 50|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7110*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7110*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7110*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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