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What will I learn?

Overview

This two-year, full-time course will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of the biological sciences.

You will undertake study in a broad range of subjects, including Fundamentals of Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics and Ecology & Environmental Biology. Development of your practical skills will be a priority and you will gain experience of techniques such as gel electrophoresis, tissue culture, HPLC, GC-MS and spectroscopy. You will be assessed through practical laboratory work, coursework and written examinations. Your learning will be supported by tutorial-style teaching and will require a commitment to independent study.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability. A minimum attendance of 80 % is expected on all aspects of the course. In addition to the higher education tuition fee, an additional fee of £50 is required to defray expenses associated with residential field trips.

Career Prospects

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree with an overall weighted mark of 55% and, in addition, at least 55% in each module assessed in final year will be eligible to progress to degree programmes in the School of Biological Science at Queen’s University Belfast. The Foundation Degree allows graduates to apply to become Associates of the Royal Society of Biology and/or Registered Science Technicians. With further experience, graduates can apply for Registered Scientist or Chartered Biologist status.

Which department am I in?

Belfast Metropolitan College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£2,765.00 (US$ 3,355) per year
Academic period 2020: Tuition Fee = £2765.00; Fees are payable annually.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Titanic Quarter Campus

7 Queens Road,

Belfast,

Antrim,

BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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