HND APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Are you interested in a rewarding career in applied biological science? Then this may be the course for you with potential progression to study in microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, forensics and pharmacy to name a few.
The HND Applied Biological Science programme is a two year programme covering 30 credits from the HND Applied Biological Science Framework. The programme is designed to give you a broad overview of the applied sciences area and covers subjects such as microbiology, cell biology, human body, chemistry, biochemistry, maths and statistics, immunology, animal biology, human metabolism and cellular biology.
What you need to qualify for entry...
1 higher at grade C from either Chemistry or Biology
Candidates will also have experience of science at National 5 or intermediate 2.
Students that have successfully completed all units on a NQ Applied Science L6 course would also meet the entry requirements.
Relevant experience will also be considered.
All applications will be considered.
Entry to the course will be based upon a competitive review of the applications.
Applicants should now provide detailed information on relevant life, education and employment experience within their personal statement, in addition to demonstrating a genuine interest in the subject.
Tell us what experience you have in the subject already? What about the subject interests you? What skills do you have that will make you a good candidate for the course? Give examples. If your personal statement is missing this crucial information it is likely your application will be rejected and you will be unsuccessful.
As a face to face interview may not be initially possible your personal statement will be a very large factor in determining whether you are short listed for the programme. It is likely that short listed candidates will receive a formal interview either in person or on line.
Course units include:
You will build up an excellent understanding of a broad range of scientific concepts and skills, including:
- Cell Biology
- Anatomy and physiology
- Dissertation writing.
You will also learn to perform a vast range of scientific techniques essential for industry and academia.
The full time course will run 3 days a week for 2 years.
August to June.
There are various part-time options available.
When you are finished your HND you will have the option to apply for 2nd or 3rd year of most science courses at all universities. Graduates go on to study Biomedical Science, Forensics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology as well as many others. These courses will allow you to pursue many variable and exciting career paths such as environmental microbiologist, marine biologist, biomedical scientist, industrial production scientist and many more.
You will also be able to apply for a variety of technical jobs within the science industry. These include production technician, medical laboratory assistant, school technician and industrial science technician.