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Applied Sciences

Fife College

Venues

Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus, Dunfermline (Halbeath) Campus

Content

This is an excellent science course which prepares you to progress further in a science career. It is designed to allow you to progress in Further Education on to HND Applied Biological Sciences or HND Applied Science at Fife College or to a university degree.

Alternatively, the curriculum will provide the theoretical knowledge and the laboratory skills needed to enter employment. After semester one, you will have the option to specialise in biology options or chemistry options.

You will study: Laboratory skills for the science industry; Fundamental chemistry; Biochemistry; Information technology; Mathematics; Statistics.

Biology options: Cell biology; DNA structure and genetics; Microbiology.

Chemistry options: Organic chemistry; Inorganic chemistry; Physical chemistry; Physics for life science.

Entry Requirements

Higher Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry plus 4 subjects at National 5 including Maths, Biology and Chemistry; or Foundation Apprenticeship Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills) plus 4 subjects at National 5 including Maths, Biology and Chemistry; or Foundation Apprenticeship Food and Drink Technologies and 1 Higher in a science subject plus National 5 Maths; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND or degree programme.

Start Date

September

Qualification

HNC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Science

SCQF Level

7

Website

www.fife.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General