SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Applied Bioscience

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Course summary

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.

Course details

Assessment method

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

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Achieving at least 5.0 in each component

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1285* Year 1
England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Applied Bioscience at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS