Course Details

  • Have you ever thought about working in the science or medical profession and becoming a zoologist, medical scientist, biochemist, or chemical engineer? If you don’t yet have the necessary qualifications to follow one of these career paths, but are eager to get started, then this Access to Higher Education Diploma in Combined Science could be the ideal course for you.

    You’ll study a variety of topics from all science disciplines; biology, chemistry, and physics, along with some units focusing on developing your maths skills. Areas you’ll look at include the human cardiovascular systems and the exchange and transport of gases, as well as organic chemistry, reacting amounts and non-ionising and medical imaging.

    The Combined Science Access to Higher Education Diploma is designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need to go on to more specialised courses, using a variety of teaching methods, both theoretical and practical, to help you succeed.

  • To be eligible for this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you’ll need to have a GCSE grade C/4 or above in both Maths and English Language. We’ll also invite you for an informal interview to check you have the suitable skills and commitment to complete the course.

    Prospective students should check the entry requirements of their preferred university to ensure the best possible opportunity for progression.

  • At the end of each unit on this course, you could be assessed in a number of different ways, including assignments, presentations, practical lab work and exams.

  • 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 in the discipline that most interests you. You may choose to focus on natural or physical sciences, pharmaceuticals, science, microbiology , to name just a few.

    Whichever path you choose, you’ll find a number of career opportunities in the science and medical sectors. You could work for the NHS or for a private company, at home in the UK or abroad as a researcher and practitioner.

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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 with The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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