This excellent course allows routes into a range of science degree courses and employment in the science industry. Students with HNC: Applied Sciences can articulate to year 2 of this HND course. It provides a thorough understanding of the principles of science combined with practical laboratory work and a laboratory-based project which are essential for graduates entering employment.

  • Microbiological techniques
  • DNA Molecular techniques
  • Immunological techniques
  • Human body structure and function
  • Human metabolism
  • Cellular signalling
  • Biomedical investigations
  • Mathematics for Science
  • One year full-time (after successful completion of HNC: Applied Sciences)
  • Two years part-time (day release)
  • HNC: Applied Sciences SCQF Level 7 group award

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).


  • Research and industrial laboratories
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiological
  • Pharmaceutical
  • NHS
  • In addition to the academic entrance requirements listed above, you will be required to attend and pass a selection interview