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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location

    City Hub

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**The Higher National Diploma in Applied Sciences is a wide-ranging course providing a strong base for progression to further scientific study. You will study a range of topics including biology, chemistry, medical physics and microbiology. Throughout the course, you will acquire a range of practical skills and experience in science disciplines to prepare you for employment or further study.****About the course**This programme is a full Level 5 qualification, designed to provide the skills and knowledge for successful employment in science-based industries, further progression in higher education or training for scientists currently employed who wish to upskill.Transferable skills will include: critical and evaluative thinking, independent research and statistics.**Modules may include:**• Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques• Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques• Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences• Biology• Microbiology• Chemistry• Mathematics and statistics• Medical Physics**Assessment**Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. This may include: individual and group assignments, practical demonstrations and investigations, research and analytical projects, written essays and reports and presentations. Some modules include assessment by examination to help prepare you for further study.**Qualification awarded**Higher National Diploma in Applied Sciences**Bursaries**We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2021-22 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information.**Your career and progression**After successfully completing the HND, you could continue in education by progressing to a variety of Science related BSc. (Hons) Science top-up degrees or equivalent courses. Some students progress straight to employment.The HND opens up a wide range of possible careers in the Applied Sciences, including Laboratory Technician, Research Technician, Chemist, Biologist, Biomedical Scientist, Radiographer, and Product Development Technician.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,500per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 48

Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) a full Level 3 science qualification or two A-level passes in the sciences - preferably Biology and Chemistry. GCSE English Language and Maths passes at grade C/4 or above are required.Mature students will be considered and a variety of other life experiences can be taken into account.


University information

Nottingham College

  • Campus address

    New College Nottingham, City Campus, The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1NG, England

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