The Higher National Diploma in Applied Sciences is a wide-ranging course providing a strong base for progression to further scientific study. You will study a range of topics including biology, chemistry, medical physics and microbiology. Throughout the course, you will acquire a range of practical skills and experience in science disciplines to prepare you for employment or further study. About the course This programme is a full Level 5 qualification, designed to provide the skills and knowledge for successful employment in science-based industries, further progression in higher education or training for scientists currently employed who wish to upskill. Transferable skills will include: critical and evaluative thinking, independent research and statistics. Modules may include: • Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques • Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques • Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences • Biology • Microbiology • Chemistry • Mathematics and statistics • Medical Physics Assessment Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. This may include: individual and group assignments, practical demonstrations and investigations, research and analytical projects, written essays and reports and presentations. Some modules include assessment by examination to help prepare you for further study. Qualification awarded Higher National Diploma in Applied Sciences Your career and progression After successfully completing the HND, you could continue in education by progressing to a variety of Science related BSc. (Hons) Science top-up degrees or equivalent courses. Some students progress straight to employment. The HND opens up a wide range of possible careers in the Applied Sciences, including Laboratory Technician, Research Technician, Chemist, Biologist, Biomedical Scientist, Radiographer, and Product Development Technician.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||City Hub|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) a full Level 3 science qualification or two A-level passes in the sciences - preferably Biology and Chemistry. GCSE English Language and Maths passes at grade C/4 or above are required. Mature students will be considered and a variety of other life experiences can be taken into account.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
City Campus, The Adams Building
The Lace Market