The biological sciences are a vast and endlessly fascinating area – this course provides an in-depth education in the molecular cellular and genetic activities of micro-organisms, plants and animals. With an emphasis on the applied aspects of the subject area, the course integrates technical, practical, problem solving and career relevant aspects of the award. Technical competence is an important aspect of the award hence you will be provided with ample opportunity to undertake hands-on experiments and computer based exercises which not only underpin theory, but also provide technical training. Integrated throughout the course at all levels are transferable skills which range from written and oral communication to career and time management, together with numeracy and scientific writing. These skills will assist your studies and are valued by employers. The award is technically supported by a full range of analytical equipment for the analysis of biological materials and for the investigation of microorganisms, plants and animals. This HND Course is designed to offer a broad understanding of the subject which with either provide you with opportunities to work at the technical level in the are of the biological sciences or will offer you the opportunity to progress to one of a number of specialist degree courses (depending on the modules chosen).