Applied Biochemical Sciences at New College Swindon University Centre - UCAS

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Course summary

This course will prepare you to work in a range of higher level laboratory roles such as Technician Scientist or Laboratory Scientist with a biochemistry focus. The modules cover specific scientific content required to underpin the work in a lab such as Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry but also cover the regulatory, quality, project and laboratory management knowledge and skills required in such roles. Developed with, and for employers this course incorporates academic lectures, laboratory sessions and some work experience. It can support individuals wanting to progress their career within a range of organisations, covering roles such as research, product development and manufacturing. The emphasis of this programme is to link the knowledge and skills required to work in such roles to the work place wherever possible. This includes hands on practical skills but also the wider skills needed to be successful such as numeracy, IT and literacy. The Foundation Degree is heavily focused on the skills, knowledge and behaviours essential for working as a Technician Scientist or in another laboratory context. If you are not already working in a role in a laboratory setting it would be important to be able to get some work experience so that you are able to conduct the work based project you are required to complete in the second year, and we can support you with this.


Year 1: Biochemistry 1; Organic Chemistry 1; Numerical, Practical and Statistical Techniques; Project and Project Management; Regulatory and Quality Requirements. Year 2: Biochemistry 2; Laboratory Investigations; Plan a Work Based Project; Conduct a Work Based Project in Biochemical Sciences; Managing a Scientific Laboratory; Science, Business and ethics.

Assessment method

A range of methods will be used for both formative and summative assessment including; practical tests or assessment; exams, reports, portfolios, oral presentations; project plans; and the Work Based Project Report.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

New College Swindon is unable to accept international students that require a student visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Access to HE - PASS Mature applicants who may not meet standard entry requirements but have significant relevant experience, may be considered. They will be required to undertake a written task and attend an interview.

Additional entry requirements



Placement/hours in relevant employment.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7250 Year 1
Scotland £7250 Year 1
Wales £7250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students. *Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria: you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue
Applied Biochemical Sciences at New College Swindon University Centre - UCAS