What food is good for you? Why is blood red? How is disease transmitted? How do animals reproduce? What molecules are in your food? How is does the environment work? If you are asking questions like this and have a keen interest in biology, this course could be just for you. As a student on this course you will join our higher education community and be taught by highly experienced and professional lecturers. The course focuses actively encourages independent, critical thinking and a mixture of group and individual work, allowing you to develop your understanding of key concepts, principles and practices in biology. Our HNC/HND focuses on equipping individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in or advance your employment in biologically-based industries or complete a top-up course at University . Through the study of mandatory core and relevant specialist units learners will cover much of the underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding required for success progression into higher level study or entry into vocationally relevant employment. Areas of study Learners will study a varied of units across the biological sciences including core units: • Cell biology • Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways • Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals • Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information In addition to these mandatory core units, learners will study a variety of specialist units giving a broad technical knowledge and understanding of aspects of applied biology. Staff expertise Our HNC is taught is small groups, by well qualified and industry linked lecturers, with a wide range of industry backgrounds. The teaching team have adopted a hands-on, flexible learning approach to best familiarise you with industry and academic practice. Industry links Our close links to the science sector as a whole means that you will benefit from the knowledge and insight of industry experts and guest lecturers.
• Cell biology • Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways • Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals • Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||32 points||• 32 UCAS tariff points including a science / biology subject OR • Applied science BTEC Level or a related discipline OR • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification and industry experience|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Not accepted|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5895||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Tresham College - Kettering Campus
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