BSc (Hons) Applied Science is a new degree offering skills and practical experience in subjects including biology, chemistry, laboratory practice and instrumentation and focusses on recent advances in a range of scientific fields.
You will learn a range of laboratory techniques used in disciplines such as Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Molecular Biology. On completion of the degree you will have gained experience and skills required for employment in industries such as biotechnology, food and drink, microbiology, environmental protection and scientific research
Advanced entry to year two or three of the degree:
Applied Science NC Level 6
Relevant Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) with grades CCC and eight units passed at SCQF level 6:
You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures and tutorials, as well as individual online studyvia the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE). You will be required to attend weekly practical laboratory sessions at your study location.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£9,000 p.a.|
**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,500 (2016-17).
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time per year (120 credit modules) per year||£11,000|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,520|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,840|
***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international. students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.
Once you have successfully completed your BSc (Hons) Applied Science course, you may consider a career in:
You can progress from the BSc (Hons) Applied Science to:
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.