Course Details

  • If you have ever thought of becoming a Pharmacologist, Medical Scientist, Biochemist, Optometrist, Scientist (natural or physical) or Operating Department Practitioner, and have the necessary experience but do not have the necessary qualifications, the Access to HE Diploma Combined and Medical Sciences course could be the one for you.

    This course is widely recognised by many higher education institutions and introduces you to a supportive learning environment using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions and private study.

    You will studying units in Modules; Biology, Chemistry and Maths. The type of units studied are aimed at preparing you for both further studies at university and employment.

  • To be eligible for this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you’ll need a GCSEs at grade C/4 or above / Functional skills at Level 2 or above in both Maths and English. You can study a GCSE alongside this diploma, if you do not have these grades in one subject or the other.

  • At the end of each unit on this course you will be assessed by a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, presentations and practical laboratory work.

  • When you have completed this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you’ll have the qualifications and the knowledge needed to enrol on a university-level course or progress into employment in the discipline that most interests you.
    Whichever path you choose, you’ll find a number of career opportunities in the science and medical sectors. You could become a pharmacist, dentist or scientist and work for the NHS or for a private company, at home in the UK or abroad.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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