Combined & Medical Science

Access to Higher Education Diploma Science & Medical Sciences

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Access to Higher Education Diploma
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Science & Medical Sciences
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(Full Time - 1 year)

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If you have ever thought of becoming a Pharmacologist, Medical Scientist, Biochemist, Optometrist, Scientist (natural or physical), 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 study module in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 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 in both Maths and English Language. We will also accept IELTS at 6.5 or above with no aspect under 6.0 in place of GCSE English.

There will be a variety of assessment methods which may include examinations, assignments, presentations and practical laboratory work. You will be assessed at the end of each unit.

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. Choose to pogress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.

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Whichever path you choose, you'll find a number of career opportunities in the science and medical sectors. You could become a pharmacist, dental hygiene therapist, or scientist and work for the NHS or for a private company, at home in the UK or abroad.

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Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.

There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition here at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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Science & Medical Sciences

Science is a vital part of almost every industry in one way or another, and it's also the lifeblood of our medical and healthcare professions.

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