Applied Biological Science (in conjuction with the University of Stirling) (2nd year entry)

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


The BSc (Hons) Applied Biological Sciences degree offers interdisciplinary training in contemporary biological sciences, including animal and plant biology and biotechnology. There is a strong focus on the cellular and molecular aspects of biological science and the development of practical skills.

It will particularly appeal to those with a desire to pursue a career in the bioscience industries, within healthcare and biotechnology.

The degree is taught jointly at Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling and also received input from employers across the Scottish life sciences community. The result is a programme which delivers highly skilled and work ready graduates.

This is year 2 of the degree and it will be delivered at Forth Valley College’s campus in Falkirk. Students will then complete years 3 & 4 at the University of Stirling.

Year 2:
DNA Molecular Techniques; Microbiological Techniques; Immunological Techniques; Protein Structure and Function; Applied Biological Sciences: Graded Unit 2; Mathematics for Science 1; Animal Biology; Plant Biology; Quality and Health & Safety Systems in Science Industries; Animal and Plant Cell Culture: An Introduction; Instrumental Techniques; Ecology and Ecosystems.

Year 3:
Microbiology; Animal Physiology; Enzymes and their Applications; Animal Cell Biology; Applied Immunology; Industrial Experience Placement.

Year 4:
Honours Project; Systems Biology; Molecular Evolution; Phylogenetics; Molecular Techniques; Cell Birth/Life/Death; Genetic Engineering for the Future.

Entry Requirements

HNC Applied Biological Science or other relevant HNC.

Progression Routes

Postgraduate study

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

3 years



SCQF Level