Applied Biology is the understanding of how organisms work and how living organisms can produce useful products. Get answers to questions like, why blood is red, how to grow bacteria, and if chocolate is good for you. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of biological theories and build skills needed to effectively apply them in a future scientific career. The course aims to give those with an interest in biological sciences the practical and theoretical skills to advance their career by developing technical competence through a number of hands-on activities and experiments.
Year One: Cell Biology* (15 credits) Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways* (15 credits) Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals* (15 credits) Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology* (15 credits) Analysis of Scientific Data and Information* (15 credits) Laboratory Management (15 credits) Molecular Biology and Genetics (15 credits) Project for Applied Science* (20 credits) Year Two: Infectious Diseases (15 credits) The Immune Response System (15 credits) Neurophysiology and Homeostatic Control of the Human Body (15 credits) Human Health and Nutrition (15 credits) Industrial Microbiology (15 credits) Chemistry for Applied Biologists (15 credits) Food Molecules, Additives and their Roles (15 credits) Work-based Experience (15 credits)
Written reports Oral presentations Practical Assessments Peer assessment Production of products Portfolio/Exhibitions
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||16 - 64 points||GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Math and English may be considered, 16-64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or Level 3 qualification in related subjects or Access to HE Diploma Mature (over 21) students, who do not meet these academic qualifications but have relevant work or life experience will be considered. Non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, will take college assessment in English and math. Applicants are expected to attend an interview.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.