Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Applied Science: Biology

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Course summary

The HND Applied Biology, is studied on a full-time basis. The course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector, placing strong emphasis on the effective use and combination of both knowledge and skills. Students study a variety of mandatory and optional modules, ranging from Cell Biology and Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways to Laboratory Techniques and Analysis of Data. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Applied Sciences offers students a specialist pathway in Biology designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. The Higher National Diploma is referenced against professional body standards and meet the mandatory qualification requirements of the Level 5 Technician Scientist Higher Apprenticeship standard, providing apprenticeship status and progression to direct employment.

Course details


At Level 5 there are two core units, which includes one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are: • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information • Applied Sciences Research Project (Pearson-set) The specialist modules include: Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Diagnosis, Science Laboratory Management.

Assessment method

All students on the HND Applied Biology will experience a variety of assessment methods, including written assignments, poster presentations, laboratory reports and evidence based portfolios.

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

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. A level 4 qualification in a science subject is essential.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Science: Biology at Burnley College - UCAS