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Cornwall College

Applied Biology

UCAS Code: 83N2

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This programme is designed for people with a strong interest in biology and the environment, who would like to develop their scientific skills and knowledge before progressing to higher level qualifications, or to employment in the applied biology sector. You will study a range of modules covering the development of laboratory management, applied scientific skills, biology and ecology. As part of your HND studies you will design and carry out a research project in which you will investigate a topic of your choice.

The HND programmes at The Cornwall College Group help you to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes that are essential for successful progression to employment in scientific industries. The programmes are taught in well-equipped laboratories with small group sizes and an exceptional degree of academic tutorial support. They provide opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher level skills in a science and technological context.

Successful completion of the HND Applied Biology to a good standard provides evidence that you have obtained the skills and knowledge to work in a laboratory environment or progress onto BSc studies.

The HND Applied Biology has been designed in collaboration with employers in the UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sector and is endorsed by the Society of Biology.

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management (top-up) at Camborne

Possible Careers

– Laboratory Manager
– Quality Control Technician
– Research Assistant
– Analyst

Modules

Year 1:- Analysis of Scientific Data and Information; Laboratory Management; Employability Skills; Personal and Professional Development; Cell Biology; Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals; Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology; Ecological Principles and their Application. Year 2:- Project for Applied Science; Environmental Monitoring and Analysis; Environmental Management and Conservation; Statistics for Experimental Design; Biodiversity, Conservation and Threats; Plant Physiology and Environmental Adaptation; Applied Genetics of Industry, Agriculture and Medicine; Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Camborne

Department:

Science, Engineering and Technology

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