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.
• 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
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
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.
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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
|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
|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
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.
Clearing contact details
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