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QUB Foundation Degree in Biological Sciences

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Titanic Quarter Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

This two-year, full-time course will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of the biological sciences.

You will undertake study in a broad range of subjects, including Fundamentals of Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics and Ecology & Environmental Biology. Development of your practical skills will be a priority and you will gain experience of techniques such as gel electrophoresis, tissue culture, HPLC, GC-MS and spectroscopy. You will be assessed through practical laboratory work, coursework and written examinations. Your learning will be supported by tutorial-style teaching and will require a commitment to independent study.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability. A minimum attendance of 80 % is expected on all aspects of the course. In addition to the higher education tuition fee, an additional fee of £50 is required to defray expenses associated with residential field trips.

Career Prospects

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree with an overall weighted mark of 55% and, in addition, at least 55% in each module assessed in final year will be eligible to progress to degree programmes in the School of Biological Science at Queen’s University Belfast. The Foundation Degree allows graduates to apply to become Associates of the Royal Society of Biology and/or Registered Science Technicians. With further experience, graduates can apply for Registered Scientist or Chartered Biologist status.

Tuition fees

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£ 2,765per 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

A level : CC

The entry requirements for this programme are set by Queen’s University Belfast. A minimum of CC at A-level, including Biology, or equivalent, is required.

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University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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