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Course options

  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

This course brings together plant and animal biology as well as biotechnology industrial practices. There is a strong emphasis on the development of good laboratory skills through practical work, lectures and case studies.

Career Paths

  • Research scientist
  • Scientific technician
  • Laboratory technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Haematologist
  • Virologist

Progression

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 3 of with the following degree programmes:

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science - University of the West of Scotland
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience- University of the West of Scotland
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation - University of the West of Scotland
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science - Abertay University
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology - QMU
  • BSc (Hons) Human Biology - QMU
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science - QMU
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition - QMU
  • BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences - Open University

Tuition fees

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£ 6,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

HNC (BTEC) :

HNC in Applied Sciences (15 credits) or related discipline for entry into year 2. Applicants who do not meet this criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered.

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University information

Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education

  • Campus address

    Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 9AD, Scotland

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