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Medical and Applied Sciences (UU) (Yr 1 of 3) (Foundation Degree)

UU
Science

Course Overview

Modules of study will include: Introduction to Biology and Chemistry for Bioscience, Scientific Communication, Maths and Statistics for Bioscience, Human Physiology & Anatomy, Chemistry, Laboratory Practice for Applied & Medical Sciences, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Human Nutrition, Professional Practice in the Laboratory, Lab Skills and Safety, Introduction to Evidence-based Professional Practice and Work Based Learning. The course will be delivered over 6 semesters which is equivalent to 3 years of study. In year 3, you are expected to complete a work based learning module which will consist of 320 hours work in a science based industry.
  • Start Date
    11 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    31 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Ulster University Foundation Degree Medical and Applied Sciences (UU) (Yr 1 of 3) Ref D200
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 11/09/2024
    (Thu:9:00AM-5:00PM / Wed:9:00AM-5:00PM) (S)
    Fees:
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £272.00

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Awarding Body
Ulster University logo

Course Modules

  • Biochemistry and Human Nutrition
  • Laboratory Skills and Safety
  • Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Professional Practice
  • Work Based Learning 1 and 2
  • Introduction to Biology and Chemistry for Bioscience
  • Introduction to Laboratory Practice for Applied and Medical Sciences
  • Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • Scientific Communication, Maths and Statistics for Bioscience
  • Chemistry and Pharmacology
  • Professional Practice in the Laboratory
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

48 UCAS points including an A level pass in a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or equivalent), and 3 GCSE level (Grades A, B or C) and/or AS Level or alternative approved qualifications (eg. Access Diploma with at least one science module) to include English Grade C or equivalent (eg. Essential skills level 2 communications) and GCSE Maths Grade C (Please note - Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy is not accepted).  Interview required.  Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be considered for entry. ROI Entry: 48 UCAS points including 1 Higher Leaving Cert Pass (Grade D/H6) in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or equivalent) + OLC (Grade 04 or above) to include Maths, English and science.  Interview required.  Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be considered for entry. 

ROI Requirements

48 UCAS points consisting of passes in five approved subjects to include a minimum of 3 at Higher Leaving Cert Pass (Grade D/H6) one of which should be in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or equivalent) + OLC (Grade 04 or above) to include Maths and English. Interview required Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be considered for entry. For more details visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required

What's Next?

Further Study

Students from this course can progress to Year 2 of a range of related degree programmes at Ulster University or elsewhere; or can enter at Year 1 of a wide range of degree courses.

Career Prospects

As a result of completing this course, you may also explore employment opportunities in this field which could include; Pharmacy Technician, Dietetic Assistant, Cardiology Technician, Audiology Technician, Basic Level Pharmacology staff, School Technicians and Assistant grade Professionals.

Additional Information

Upon completion of this course, you may progress into the second year of existing Honours degree programmes at Ulster University based on the 3 + 2 model (3 years part-time followed by 2 years at UU full-time). You can progress to similar degrees at other universities or begin to explore employment opportunities in this field including Pharmacy Technician, Dietetic assistant, Cardiology Technician, Audiology Technician, Basic Level Pharmacology staff, School technician and other similar roles.

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