East Coast College (Lowestoft)
Two years full-time.
Three years part-time.
80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)
The FdSc Practical Life Sciences contains a balance of the knowledge requirements, along with the practical skill development, for students to progress to work in the biological science industry at laboratory assistant/associate level (or equivalent).
The course provides a starting subject base in the area of biological sciences for students wanting to progress to a full Honours degree in a biological science subject. The course is ideal for students wanting to progress into a science industry career and also those already employed in a biological scientist role wanting further training and development.
Biological scientists can be employed in a variety of technical roles, such as veterinary and biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, research and development, or environmental impact analysis.
All students are encouraged to complete a work experience placement (if they are not currently employed in a relevant role).
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.
Fees and finance
- Full-time tuition fee: £8,220 p.a.
- Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
- International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.
- Detailed information about Tuition Fees.
- Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
- Also see Loans and Grants.
- At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
80 UCAS tariff points (or above), BB (A-Level), DM (BTEC)
All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.
If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.
Mature applicants without UCAS points/English and maths qualifications will be considered based on relevant industry experience and diagnostic assessment of English and maths. All applicants will be required to attend an interview with a member of the course team to establish that the course meets the intended progression plans of the applicant.
Also see How to Apply.
If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.