HNC Applied Sciences

Course Content

This course covers a wide range of theoretical aspects of chemistry and biology relevant to future study or a career in Life Sciences. In addition to developing knowledge in Life Sciences, this programme also offers the opportunity to develop practical and research skills, which are relevant for working within industry, and provides experience in modern laboratory techniques such as PCR and gel electrophoresis. The course acts as excellent preparation for progression towards further study at university or employment.

Entry Requirements

At least two SQA passes at Higher level C or above, one of which should be Chemistry or Higher Human Biology. Maths at National 5 level is also required. Other qualifications may be considered.

Method of Assessment

End of unit assessment or by the completion of course work. There will be no end of course assessment but continual assessment throughout the year.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of this course would allow entry into HND Applied Biological Sciences programmes Year 2 or progression to study science at university.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area


  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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