HNC in Applied Biology
Mode: Full-time / Part-time
Start Date: September 2020
End Date:
Time: 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time
Duration: Full-time: 2 days / week, Part-time: 1 day per week
Cost: £7,500 Full Time / £4,000 per year Part Time
Course Overview

Students who have completed a Level 3 course in Science or a related subject, who are looking to study a Higher Education programme locally to progress their career within this sector.

What will I learn?

Units in the programme may include:

• Cell Biology
• Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways
• Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals
• Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology
• Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
• Neurophysiology and Homeostatic Control of the Human Body
• Molecular Biology and Genetics
• Chemistry for Applied Biologists

How will the course be assessed?

A combination of written assignments and laboratory based practical work is assessed by your tutor and will determine your final grade.

Materials and other information

To apply for a HE loan for the HNC in Applied Biology course, please visit

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


This course offers students the opportunity to continue their study of Biological Sciences at Degree Level as a two-year top-up. Alumni students have progressed onto the second year of degrees in Biomedical Science, Microbiology and Forensic Science at specific universities.

Other students have progressed into employment or Apprenticeships using the practical nature of the course to develop their laboratory skills.


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