Throughout this course you will develop a strong foundation in the biology and biochemistry of animals, plants and microorganisms and skills in the practical and laboratory techniques of importance to the bioscience sector. You will gain knowledge and understanding of livestock breeding and nutrition and an understanding of measures to raise standards of animal welfare and protect against livestock epidemics as well as approaches to increase the efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of agricultural systems. You will develop specialist knowledge; understanding and practical skills in animal and plant cell culture, immunotechnology and DNA molecular techniques and learn skills in planning, conducting and reporting on practical biological investigations. You will gain an awareness of the many applications of biological sciences in crop and livestock production and the wider food, land and environmental sector. Upon successful completion of this course students may apply for direct entry into year 3 of the BSc/BSc (Hons) Agricultural Bioscience degree or the BSc/BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science degree.
Year 1: Modules are assessed independently by a combination of tests, essays, assignments and practical assessments. Typically, 25% of the year 1 assessments are practical assessments. Year 2: Modules are assessed independently by a combination of tests, essays, assignments and practical assessments. For students enrolled on HND Applied Bioscience, , practical assessments will typically comprise 15% of the year 2 assessments.
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
SRUC has a long tradition of welcoming students from outside the UK to study with us, and we find they greatly enhance the learning experience of other students and their unique viewpoint and carried life experiences. International student rules and regulations are set by national governments. For the most up to date guidance, please visit our website - www.sruc.ac.uk/internationalstudents
|A level||DE||To include Biology or Chemistry|
|Scottish Higher||CC||To include Biology or Chemistry|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4||To include Biology or Chemistry|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants should be able to offer National 5 (A-C) or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and Maths (for numeracy)|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Achieving at least 5.0 in each component|
For more information on SRUC's English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6950||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6950||Year 1|