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CR335
Common Entry Biological Sciences

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The Biological Sciences Common Entry programme is a two-year course designed for students interested in Biological Sciences as a career, but who may be unsure of which discipline to follow. The scheme gives students the opportunity to see the three disciplines areas, first hand, through the various modules on offer, interaction with lecturers, and industrial site visits.  This allows the student to make an informed decision on their discipline of study. On successfully completing this 2-year programme, students can enter the third year programme of their choice from any of the following Honours Biological Science Degrees: CR330 BSc (Honours) in Herbal Science or CR333 BSc (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science or CR325 BSc (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

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Possible Areas of Employment:
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Biopharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries
Food and Healthcare Industries
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