Applied Chemical Sciences

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This course is a chemistry based HND that is intended for students looking to find employment in the life sciences or chemical science industries or to progress to further study at degree level.

The course provides students with knowledge and skills related to all areas of chemistry along with some biology based units to support chemistry/biology links. Students will develop a wide range of practical laboratory skills in addition to gaining a strong underpinning theoretical knowledge.

Course content includes:
Lab Skills for Science Industries; Organic Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Chemical Analysis; Maths/ Statistics; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Project work.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including Biology or Chemistry; or Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies plus 1 Higher; or NC Applied Science (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Preference given to applicants with a strong science background.

Progression Routes

2nd or 3rd year entry on a BSc or MSc in Chemistry or related subject

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level