The London College UCK
Applied Sciences (Biology) HND
The London College UCK

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Sciences (Biology) is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. The HND in Applied Sciences (Biology) prepares you for employment in the science industry and provides you with the opportunity to gain entry to relevant Degree programmes. The learning experience is a combination of laboratory based training, field work, theoretical knowledge and e-learning.

The HND in Applied Sciences (Biology) provides a wide-ranging study of the Applied Sciences sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Applied Sciences or related fields. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the Applied Sciences sector, BTEC Higher Nationals in Applied Sciences give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training in Applied Sciences related fields.

The objectives of the course are as follows:

  • to equip students with the Applied Sciences skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global Applied Sciences environment

  • to provide education and training for a range of careers in Applied Sciences, including Laboratory Technician, Research Technician, Technical Support Chemist / Biologist, Quality Support Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Science Technician, Technologist, Instrumentation Technician and Product Development Technician

  • to provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in the Applied Sciences, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Polymers or a related area.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Applied Sciences (Biology), HND you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework, which can take forms such as essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Applied Sciences (Biology), HND, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Applied Sciences (Biology) HND

EU £6165 year 1
England UK £6165 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

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)

About The London College UCK

The London College UCK is a tertiary education institution, focused primarily on delivering courses at the BTEC and Bachelor’s degree level to their young and mature students alike. The campus is situated in the suburban area of Cranston, in London, England.

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