Applied Biological Science (Biomedical Route)

Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


The HND Applied Biological Sciences is a two year course with a strong emphasis on the laboratory work that complements the detailed study of scientific theory. Students develop the skills required by a laboratory scientist or technician.

The course provides excellent preparation for employment in research and industrial laboratories; biotechnology, chemical, microbiological, pharmaceutical, and environmental industries.

Subjects include: Chemistry; Statistics and Maths; Cell Biology; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Immunology; DNA and Molecular Techniques; Genetics and DNA; Proteins; Human Body Structure and Function; Laboratory Skills; Graded Unit 1 (Research based project).

Entry Requirements

Higher Biology or Human Biology and Chemistry plus National 5 English and Maths at A or B; or Foundation Apprenticeship in Science; or an NC or NQ in a science based subject. Interview.

Direct year 2 entry is based on having completed an appropriate 15 credit HNC Applied Sciences. Please contact the college to discuss further.

Progression Routes

2nd or 3rd year entry to a range of relevant degree courses. Employment in related industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



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