City College Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Applied Biology

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Course summary

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The HNC in Applied Biology will give you knowledge and understanding of a range of biological processes, with an emphasis on biology in industry. The course has a high practical content to improve confidence and ability in practical laboratory skills including developing skills in microscope techniques, environmental sampling and analysis and microbiological techniques. With the wide range of analytical instrumentation available you will also become confident using instruments such as IR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, NMR spectrometers and flame photometers, developing the skills required for a modern laboratory in the field of biological and environmental science. Applied Biology will provide an introduction to higher level biology structured in a way to make it relevant to current industrial and commercial applied biology. The level of study links between A Level and undergraduate level, building a basic framework of knowledge that will allow academic progression in this field. It will also provide the sort of biological knowledge and laboratory skills directly applicable to an industrial setting.

Course details


The course includes the following subjects: Cell Biology, Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biologists, Employability Skills, Chemistry for Applied Biologists, Analysis of Scientific Data, Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals, Biochemistry of Macromolecules & Metabolic Pathways and Environmental Monitoring and Analysis.

Assessment method

Assessment will be through assignments and practical assessments for each unit.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants will be asked to complete a fee assessment. This allows us to confirm an applicant's nationality, immigration status and residency to correctly assess fee status. Applicant's will be asked to include copies of the relevant pages of their passport, any letters from the Home Office confirming immigration status in the UK and any other relevant documentation (copy of visa stamps, marriage certificate, etc.).

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grades A-C (4-9) in maths, English and science

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7450 Year 1
England £7450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7450 Year 1
Scotland £7450 Year 1
Wales £7450 Year 1
Channel Islands £7450 Year 1

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Applied Biology at City College Plymouth - UCAS