Northumberland College

Applied Biology Northumberland College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

The programme integrates technical, practical, problem solving and work-related skills with technical competence being an essential component of achieving the
qualification. At our fully equiped STEM centre you will access a clean room and full range of analytical equipment for the analysis of biological materials and for the
investigation of microorganisms, plants and animals. You will have opportunity to undertake hands-on experiments and computer-based exercises that underpin theory, but also provide technical training.

Course details


• Cell Biology
• Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways
• Physiology of Cellular Systems in animals
• Laboratory techniques for Applied Biology
• Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
• Laboratory Management
• Quality Assurance and Quality Control
• Management of projects

Assessment method

The emphasis throughout the course will be on applied skills in biological sciences in terms of how knowledge is used in realistic work-related situations. Each unit will be assessed through set assessments including challenges requiring you to demonstrate application of knowledge effectively, team-work, real-work problems and project scenarios and to demonstrate a range of general scientific and study skills such as lab techniques, time management skills, independent and collaborative working.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C110
Institution code N78
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points You will need to have prior achievement at Level 3, including a Science subject, such as; A Level EEE or; BTEC National Diploma MPP or; Access to HE qualifications with 45 credits at pass.
Applicants will also normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C or be able to demonstrate L2 skills in both through initial assessment.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,000 * Year 1
Scotland £7,000 * Year 1
Wales £7,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Higher Education students may be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,000 per year (Full-Time) and £500 (Part-Time) to support study costs such as travel, IT, equipment, meals and books if their household income is £25,000 or less. Proof of household income is required.

Provider information

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Northumberland College
College Road
NE63 9RG

Clearing contact details

Information Centre

01670 841200

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01670 841200

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