Applied Sciences

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


This course focuses on biology and chemistry theory, but with the underpinning practical skills required to be a successful and employable scientist - be prepared to spend plenty of time in the lab conducting experiments and processing your results!

You will: look at fundamental chemistry; study the human body and its physiological processes; look at cell biology, including cell membrane, proteins and cellular communication; focus on the different types of micro-organisms; learn about the key aspects of biological molecules, enzymes and energy production within cells; look at biotechnology.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, preferably Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology, or Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Applicants with appropriate experience or other training may be accepted without formal qualifications. A place on the course is subject to an interview process.

Progression Routes

HND Biomedical Sciences or a degree course at university, through the college's articulation arrangements. You may also take up a technical level post in the NHS.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


STEM - Engineering and Science

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General