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The University of Wolverhampton

HNDApplied Biology

Why choose this course?

The biological sciences are a vast and endlessly fascinating area – this course provides an in-depth education in the molecular cellular and genetic activities of micro-organisms, plants and animals.

With an emphasis on the applied aspects of the subject area, the course integrates technical, practical, problem solving and career relevant aspects of the award. Technical competence is an important aspect of the award hence you will be provided with ample opportunity to undertake hands-on experiments and computer based exercises which not only underpin theory, but also provide technical training.

Integrated throughout the course at all levels are transferable skills which range from written and oral communication to career and time management, together with numeracy and scientific writing. These skills will assist your studies and are valued by employers.

The award is technically supported by a full range of analytical equipment for the analysis of biological materials and for the investigation of microorganisms, plants and animals.

This HND Course is designed to offer a broad understanding of the subject which with either provide you with opportunities to work at the technical level in the are of the biological sciences or will offer you the opportunity to progress to one of a number of specialist degree courses (depending on the modules chosen).

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What happens on the course?

The emphasis throughout the course will be on the applied nature of the study of the biological sciences in terms of how fundamental knowledge can be applied to tangible vocational situations and problems, together with the acquisition of practical and generic skills.

The intention of this approach will be to prepare students for their chosen career in any of the varied career options made available.

To achieve this the award is structured to enable challenges to apply information effectively, to work in teams, to gain actual industrial experience, to learn from the experiences of professionals, to acquire technical competence and to develop generic and time management skills.

Why Wolverhampton?

The emphasis throughout the course will be on the applied nature of the study of the biological sciences in terms of how fundamental knowledge can be applied to tangible vocational situations and problems, together with the acquisition of practical and generic skills. The intention of this approach will be to prepare students for their chosen career in any of the varied career options made available.

To achieve this the award is structured to enable challenges to apply information effectively, to work in teams, to gain actual industrial experience, to learn from the experiences of professionals, to acquire technical competence and to develop generic and time management skills.

Career path

As a diplomate of HND Applied Biology you will have gained practical and theoretical experience of a core of biology, coupled with the ability to start to specialise in an area within biology, such as microbiology or biochemistry. As a result many diplomates use their biological science skills and knowledge to enter into employment with a range of organizations in both the public or private sectors. Thus, you could find yourself working for a range of companies in areas such as pharmaceutical development, water and waste treatment companies, biotechnology, diagnosis and bioplastics.

HND qualifications are widely recognised in the scientific establishment as vocational courses which prepare students for vocational employment. As such, the skills provided in the course will provide opportunities in the technical disciplines at technician level.

This two-year full-time course is designed to facilitate transfer between this and a range of biology-based degree courses at the end of both year 1 and the completion of this course. You can transfer onto the following BSc honours courses: BSc Biochemistry BSc Applied Biological Science, BSc Applied Microbiology, BSc Biotechnology and BSc Genetics and Molecular Biology.

HND qualifications are widely recognised in the scientific establishment as vocational courses which prepare students for vocational employment. As such, the skills provided in the course will provide opportunities in the technical disciplines at technician level.

This course is designed to articulate and progress seamlessly to the appropriate BSc (Hons) degree.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the biological relationships between the structure and activity of biomolecules and genetic organisation with the form and function of living organisms
  2. perform molecular, cellular and biochemical techniques relevant to the study of biology, including microorganisms, plants and animal cells
  3. participate in the development of science, to initiate theories, gather and formulate scientific information, reliably collate and analyse data, apply appropriate statistical tests, debate and draw conclusions
  4. use knowledge acquired to understand molecular biology and genetics, together with microbiological applications in industry, including where appropriate social and ethical considerations
  5. emphasise the employability aspects of the biological sciences

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A-Level minimum of C or EE to include a Science subject preferably Biology.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science grade PP or BTEC Level Subsidiary Diploma grade M.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma requires 60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 to include at least 18 Science credits.

  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or equivalent
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £8,250 £11,700

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

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