BSc (Hons) Applied Science (Biotechnology)
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
Interested in biotechnology? Want to work in an expanding industry? Our Applied Science (Biotechnology) degree will allow you to apply your enthusiasm and aptitude for biotechnology.
You will develop specialist knowledge required to work in the fields of bioscience and biotechnology. You will expand your knowledge of cell biology, clinical and diagnostic enzymology and genetic modification and carry out practical work, including gel electrophoresis and polymerase chain reactions (PCR).
This course has been developed as a result of an increasing demand and growth from local pharmaceutical and biotechnology related companies.
- 64 UCAS points including Science subjects
- GCSE at grade 4 or above in English and maths
Must be employed in the Science industry in order to complete this course part-time.
What will I learn?
- Basic Concepts in Chemistry
- Biological Molecules
- Introduction to Biotechnology
- Personal Development
- Academic Development
- Cell Biology and Microbiology
- Maths for Scientists
- Work Related Learning
- Biochemical Interactions
- Ensuring Quality- Legislation and Statistics
- Work Based Learning
- Immunology and Pharmacology
- Protein Manufacture and Analysis
- Professional Development
- New and Emerging Science
- Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
- Science and the Environment
- Laboratory Operations and Management
- Honours Project
How is the course taught?
- Laboratory sessions
- Independent study
- Guest speakers
How am I assessed?
- Practical work
- Personal reflections
As part of our work ready guarantee you will have student membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry and during the course you will meet the criteria that will enable you to achieve Registered Scientist status which is awarded by the RSC.
You will also have the opportunity to obtain qualifications in COSHH, manual handling, working at heights and/or MS Office.
Where can I progress?
You can progress onto a PGCE in Science, an MA in Business or a Masters degree.
Course costs and information
Tuition fees for part-time degree courses vary depending on the course and mode of study. You can find detailed fee information here.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here.
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