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Bioscience HNC

Level: SCQF 7

UCAS Code: 017D

Available at these campuses: Ayr, Barony, Edinburgh

About the Course

Bacteria in petri dishThe HNC Bioscience will provide students with a strong foundation in biological knowledge and understanding, together with training in basic practical and laboratory techniques.

Studies cover the theory and practice of cell biology, biochemistry, and microbiology combined with optional elective modules in animal science, plant science, soil science, biotechnology or crop production.

The HNC Bioscience provides an excellent first step into higher education and for employment in the bioscience sector. It allows students to investigate which aspects of biology they are most interested in as well as the industrial applications of these subjects.

Those successfully completing the course can expect to be qualified for lab assistant postitions in industry, and may also apply to continue on to the HND Applied Bioscience, HND Agricultural Science, BSc/BSc (Hons) Agricultural Technology or BSc/BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science programmes.

Course Duration: 1 year if studied full-time.

2020: Applications have now closed for the Edinburgh campus only.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers (CC) or 2 A-Levels (DE) preferably to include a science subject.

Course Content

This one year course provides an excellent introduction into laboratory science, and includes subjects such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and biotechnology.