Applied Science (Biology) at London South Bank University - UCAS

Course summary

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 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. This one-year Level 4 qualification in Biology is an advanced, technical qualification delivered in a supportive Technical College environment with contemporary facilities. It provides practical skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers in a modern science industry; it prepares you for employment at technician or professional level in research and industrial laboratories, including NHS laboratories. Gaining this industry-led qualification not only provides you with a direct route to Higher Education, including direct entry to some local university’s second year Bachelor of Science degrees, but also equips you with the specialised scientific knowledge and skills needed to fast-track your career progression in Biology and related disciplines such as health sciences.


You will study three core units: • Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques • Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques • Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences And three specialised mandatory units: • Cell Biology • Fundamentals of Chemistry • Anatomy and Human Physiology You will also study two further specialist units which could include: • Fundamentals of Biochemistry • Microbiological Techniques

How to apply

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London South Bank Technical College (LSBTC) Nine Elms
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSE qualifications at grade A*-C or 9-4 (to include Maths and English)

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Applied Science (Biology) at London South Bank University - UCAS