Engineering & Science

Applied & Medical Science - Foundation Degree

Start Date: 10th September 2018
Course Code: C01976 NAF1A

  • Higher Education
  • Full-time
  • Newtownabbey


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Number of weeks: 31
Start date: 10th September 2018
End date: 24th May 2019
Day: TBC
Time: TBC
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:

£2500 Click here to view payment options available

Course Content

Modules include:
• Communications & IT For Applied Sciences
• Introduction to Biology and disease
• Fundamentals of chemistry
• 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
• Labs Skills and safety
• Introduction to Evidence-based professional practice
Work based learning - this is mandatory* 

*During the second year of the course, students carry out a mandatory total of 400 hours of work based learning.  NRC has good links with the local bioscience industry.  This aspect of the course provides valuable experience of the workplace to support future study and/or employment.

Assessment Methods

Each module is assessed by using a range of assessment methods.

University Connections

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  • A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points comprising a pass grade in at least one STEM subject at GCE A level. Candidates must have studied Biology/Chemistry or equivalent to at least Level 3.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (PPP) in a Science Programme.BTEC Level 3 Diploma (MP) in a Science Programme.
  • GCSE Mathematics, grade C or above, and GCSE English, grade C or above or equivalent.
  • A qualification or set of qualifications considered by the Course Team to be equivalent to one of the above;

In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available the college reserves the right to select candidates from those achieving the highest grades.



Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.
Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria.

Students successfully completing the course will be suitable for full-time employment and/or progression to full-time and part-time degree in related disciplines. Foundation Degree students with appropriate grades will be eligible to apply for exemption from the first year of related degree programmes at the University of Ulster, such as BSc Hons Biomedical Science.

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