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Halesowen College

Applied Chemistry

UCAS Code: H416

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


An A Level profile preferably with a subject focus within the same area as the HNC

An Access to Higher Education qualification preferably with a subject focus within the same area as the HNC

A BTEC Level 3 qualification preferably with a subject focus within the same area as the HNC

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2020

This course comprises of eight modules of study – all at level 4 and all carrying 15 credits. There are three compulsory plus five optional modules. The choice of optional modules will determine the title of the final HNC qualification. All pathways contain the following compulsory modules:

Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques – 15 credits
Scientific Data Handling – 15 credits
Regulation and Quality in Applied Sciences – 15 credits

Specific additional compulsory modules are required for each pathway, together with optional modules. Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate individual choices of optional modules, but the College cannot guarantee that every option will always be available.

**For the Chemistry pathway, there are three additional compulsory modules:**

Inorganic Chemistry – 15 credits
Organic Chemistry – 15 credits
Physical Chemistry – 15 credits
Two optional modules are also chosen from the following:

Personal & Professional Development for Scientists – 15 credits
Introduction to Material Properties & Applications – 15 credits
Introduction to Polymer Materials & Properties – 15 credits

**For the Environmental Science pathway, there are three additional compulsory modules:**

Fundamentals of Chemistry – 15 credits
Principles of Ecology & their Applications – 15 credits
Physiological Adaptation of Plants to Environmental Changes – 15 credits

Two optional modules are also chosen from the following:

Managing Environmental Resources – 15 credits
Microbiological Techniques – 15 credits
Personal & Professional Development for Scientists – 15 credits

**For the Polymer Science & Technology pathway, there are three additional compulsory modules:**

Fundamentals of Chemistry – 15
Introduction to Polymer Materials and Properties – 15 credits
Polymer Manufacturing Techniques – 15

Two optional modules are also chosen from the following:

Organic Chemistry – 15 credits
Managing Environmental Resources – 15 credits
Microbiological Techniques – 15 credits
Introduction to Material Properties & Applications – 15 credits
Personal & Professional Development for Scientists – 15 credits

**For the Biology pathway, there are three additional compulsory modules:**

Cell Biology – 15 credits

You will engage in a range of learning and assessment activities and be encouraged to become effective and independent in researching and presenting work. Assessment is through practical and theoretical assignment activities, where there are between two and four assignments set per module of study. All assignment work is both assessed and quality assured within College, as well as being subject to quality assurance sampling by the Awarding Body.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£4,880
for the whole course
EU
£4,880
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£4,880
for the whole course
Scotland
£4,880
for the whole course
Wales
£4,880
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Whittingham Road

Department:

Science

TEF rating:

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