New City College
Applied Science HND
New City College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Applied Science is the understanding of how organisms work and how living organisms can produce useful products. Get answers to questions like, why blood is red, how to grow bacteria, and if chocolate is good for you. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of biological theories and build skills needed to effectively apply them in a future scientific career.

The course aims to give those with an interest in biological sciences the practical and theoretical skills to advance their career by developing technical competence through a number of hands-on activities and experiments.

 Written reports  Oral presentations  Practical Assessments  Peer assessment  Production of products  Portfolio/Exhibitions

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Math and English may be considered, 16-64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or Level 3 qualification in related subjects or Access to HE Diploma Mature (over 21) students, who do not meet these academic qualifications but have relevant work or life experience will be considered. Non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, will take college assessment in English and math. Applicants are expected to attend an interview.

Qualification requirements

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Applied Science, HND.


Tuition Fees Applied Science HND

England UK £7000 year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 year 1
Scotland £7000 year 1
Wales £7000 year 1

Additional fee information

Fee subject to OfS Approval

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About New City College

New City College (NCC) is a large-scale institution that operates from campus locations in both Essex and East London. There are a total of 5 campuses in each of these locations, with specialist facilities provided for the diverse range of courses offered at each site.

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