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Newcastle College

Applied Science (Biotechnology)

UCAS Code: J700

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Must include a Science subject

Must include a Science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

MM

Must include a Science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MPP

Must include a Science subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

Must include a Science subject.

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

.Biotechnology is an exciting and varied area of science. Our demands for new medicines and technology means that science has to constantly evolve to meet those needs. This course was developed as a result of an increasing demand from local pharmaceutical and biotechnology related companies and this continues to be an area of increased growth. The aim of the course is to consolidate your aptitude for biotechnology and its application in different contexts, particularly within industry and research, whilst expanding your knowledge in other areas of science. The course will help you to develop the specialist knowledge and key skills 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). You will also have the opportunity to develop your communication skills through giving presentations and writing reports. As part of our work-ready guarantee you will have the opportunity to gain student membership of the Royal Society of Biology and during the course you will meet the criteria that will enable you to achieve Registered Scientist status which is awarded by the Royal Society of Biology. You will also have the opportunity to obtain qualifications in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), manual handling, working at heights and/or MS Office. You could seek employment in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries or in a medical or agricultural research establishment as technicians or production. You will be equipped with the skills necessary for a variety of roles from laboratory-based research scientist to a science journalist. You may choose to go on to further study via a PGCE or Masters qualification

Modules

Year One: Academic Development, Basic Concepts in Chemistry, Biological Molecules, Cell Biology and Microbiology, Introduction to Biotechnology, Maths for Scientists, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Biochemical Interactions, Ensuring Quality - Legislation and Statistics, Immunology and Pharmacology, Production and Analysis of Proteins, Professional Development, Work-Based Learning. Year Three: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology, Environmental Analysis, Honours Project, Laboratory Operations and Management, New and Emerging Science and Potential Applications.

Assessment methods

You will learn in a variety of way such as practical laboratory sessions, e-learning, independent study and work-based projects. You will develop your practical skills with hands on experience of a range of analytical techniques and instrumentation. You will be given the opportunity to develop your public speaking skills through presentations and posters sessions. Assessment is carried out through a number of methods including reports, essays, presentations and poster sessions.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College

Department:

Science

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