Blackpool and the Fylde College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Students interested in a career as a research or laboratory scientist are well suited to this program, which continues from A-level sciences as well as Applied Science courses at level 3. Following the 2 year course, successful learners are awarded the foundation degree and can immediately enrol onto a 1 year ‘top-up’ course, which fulfils the BSc requirements. The course reflects the UK’s burgeoning life science industry and the growing demand for highly skilled scientific personnel. The program develops knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles in this field while linking with employers to ensure that skills remain current and relevant to industry. Upon successful completion, graduating students will be able to embark on scientific careers in local and central government, the food and pharmaceutical industries, forensic or laboratory sciences. Graduates might also move onto postgraduate research or opt to join the Scientist Training Program through the NHS and study for an MSc in a chosen discipline. This course is validated by Lancaster University.
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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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|Campus name||University Centre|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||excluding Functional Skills and in an appropriate discipline|
|A level||CCC||including Biology|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass full Access to Higher Education Diploma (to include either Human Physiology or Biology)|
Plus GCSEs in English Language and maths at grade C/4 or above. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8335||Year 1|