|Title:||Applied Sciences HNC|
|Application:||Applications for full-time undergraduate courses should apply through UCAS. The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website at www.ucas.com or telephone 0371 468 0468.|
|UCAS Institute Code:||B93|
|Duration:||HNC - 1 year|
A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable. This qualification will provide you with the essential subject knowledge needed to progress successfully into further study or into the world of work.
You will undertake a core of learning in Applied Science as well as the opportunity to specialise in your desired Science related pathway.
The pathways include:
Bury College University Centre is working hard to put appropriate safety measures into place and welcoming you to a safe learning environment this Autumn. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, face to face teaching will be delivered where practically possible and will follow guidelines on social distancing. In response to changing circumstances and changes in public health advice, learning will be delivered in small class sizes. Online resources will be used to support learning. In the event of further social restrictions, for example a further lockdown, delivery of courses will be taught online using a blend of learning resources and online teaching.
This course includes a wide range of practical elements. Please note, adaptations may be required to some of the practical aspects of course delivery to ensure learning is delivered in line with current regulations. Depending on government guidelines, this may include some sessions of face to face classroom learning in smaller groups for practical delivery, complemented by some sessions of virtual learning. Some modules can be delivered online or through a mixture of face to face and online if required.
You will develop knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the Applied Sciences sector through core units.
The units include:
Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques
Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques
Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences
The ‘specialist pathways’ allow you to study units from your area of interest.
These units include:
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Anatomy and Human Physiology
Inorganic or Organic Chemistry
Principles of Ecology and their Applications
Managing Environmental Resources
Human Health and Nutrition
Polymer Materials and Properties
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
You will be assessed through a range of different methods.
Study what you enjoy! The choice of Applied Science pathways ensure you are able to study the topics that interest you the most.
The course provides opportunities for students to enter employment in the Applied Sciences or the chance to progress on to further study.
Students who successfully complete their Applied Sciences HNC Chemistry pathway have a guaranteed place on the second year of a Chemistry BSc Hons at the University of Salford.
Those students who successfully complete the Applied Sciences HNC Biology pathway, also have a guaranteed place at the University of Salford on the second year of one of the following degrees; Biology BSc Hons, Zoology BSc Hons, Human Biology and Infectious Diseases BSc Hons. Please note that different fees will apply.
For all pathways, students can progress onto higher education qualifications at other universities and complete Honours degrees in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Polymers or other related areas.
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• BTEC Applied in a Science related subject minimum MMP (equivalent to
80 UCAS points) or 2 A levels (D or above) in a Science related subject – every
application is considered on an individual basis.
• Applicants should also have five GCSEs at Grade C or above (or
equivalent) including Science, English and maths
• The centre will also consider applicants who have passed a Kitemarked
Access to Higher Education course (equivalent to 80 UCAS points)
• If you do not have the standard entry requirements but have relevant
work experience or an alternative qualification you may still be eligible for
• You may be required to attend for an interview or assessment