HNC Applied Chemistry (Part-time) - 2019 Entry

Reasons to study Chemistry

  • Small class sizes, offering unrivalled student to lecturer contact time.
  • Access to multi-purpose laboratories, containing all of the equipment needed to undertake a variety of practical tasks.
  • This HNC is available with a part-time study mode, allowing students to study at a higher level around work and family commitments.
Start and End Date: September 2019 - May 2021
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
2019 Tuition Fee: £2,750 per year
Entry Requirements:
  • A BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science (with a minimum grade of MM/MMM)
  • A GCE level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject (or adequate performance in more than one subject). Supported by A to C GCSE grades. Required grades: GCE A-level Chemistry at D or above or GCE A/S-level Chemistry at C or above alongside other relevant A/S-Level such as Biology/Physics/Maths
  • An Access to HE Certificate in a relevant subject
  • For mature learners related work experience will be taken into consideration
  • GCSE A-C in English, maths and science
Course Contact: Tracey Turner
Telephone: 01744 623127
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Validated by: Pearson

The HNC Applied Chemistry has been developed to ensure students who successfully complete the programme leave as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in a diverse, varied and in demand industry.

Highly respected by employers nationwide, the HNC brings together a range of Chemistry elements, providing those who complete the HNC with a range of opportunities for career progression, as well as enhancing and widening access to HND or Foundation degree level study.

Course in-depth

What will I study?

All students on the HNC Applied Chemistry will study a range of modules, made up of compulsory, specialist and optional modules. Covering everything from Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Laboratory Techniques to Analysis of Scientific Data and Information, students with be equipped with the skills needed to progress into a range of industry specialist roles. In total, students will study 120 credits over the two years.

How will I study?

Students enrolled on the HNC Applied Chemistry will study with University Centre St Helens for one day per week, as an extended day, for two years. The day, a Wednesday, typically runs from 9am - 6pm, with appropriate breaks.

How will I be assessed?

The HNC Applied Chemistry employs a range of assessment methods. Typically, these include written reports, coursework, exams, group projects, presentations and posters. The exact type of assessment employed, will vary from module to module and will also be determined, in part, by a student's choice of optional modules.

Who will be teaching me?

Experienced lecturers, who are industry experts, with a natural passion for their subject, will be teaching you. As industry experienced professionals, the lecturing team understand the commitments students make when combining part-time study with employment commitments.

Ref: Tracey Turner

Open Day - 19th June 2019