Applied Sciences (Biology) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The HNC Applied Science course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field of applied science. The course is offered in two pathways, each focusing on specific aspects of applied science, namely Pathway 1: Applied Science (chemistry), and Pathway 2: Applied Science (biology). The course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the key principles of applied science, as well as hands-on experience in laboratory-based techniques and methodologies. Students will gain a deep understanding of scientific theory, as well as practical skills in data analysis, experimentation, and laboratory safety. The course will also include modules on professional skills, such as communication, teamwork, and project management, which are essential for success in the scientific workplace. What sets this course apart is that it is delivered in partnership with Biograd, a leading provider of scientific research and development services. This partnership ensures that students have access to the latest scientific research and technology, as well as expert guidance from Biograd's team of experienced scientists. As a result, students will gain not only a strong theoretical foundation but also practical experience in the latest scientific techniques and methodologies. This unique partnership also provides students with valuable networking opportunities and a direct path to employment in the scientific industry.


Modules studied: • Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques • Scientific Data Handling Approaches • Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences • Sampling and Sample Preparation • Work-based investigation • Cell Biology • Fundamentals of Chemistry • Anatomy and Human Physiology

Assessment method

Assessment is in accordance with the current Assessment Regulations which operate within the Academic Framework. These are available for students to access via the VLE. It is the student's responsibility to be familiar with and understand these regulations as they apply to all forms of assessment included in the programme. Credit can only be awarded for assessed and demonstrated learning in relation to the learning outcomes of each module of study and the achievement of the standard required for award at each level. The methods of assessment to be used include research and presentation, reports and posters. Students will not be assessed by examination.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6700 Year 1
Scotland £6700 Year 1
Wales £6700 Year 1

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Applied Sciences (Biology) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS