Course: FdSc Practical Life Sciences

Study Level

Level 5

Course Code



Lowestoft Campus


Two Years



The FdSc Practical Life Sciences contains a balance of the knowledge requirements, along with the practical skill development, for students to progress to work in the biological science industry at laboratory assistant/associate level (or equivalent).

The course provides a starting subject base in the area of biological sciences for students wanting to progress to a full Honours degree in a biological science subject. The course is ideal for students wanting to progress into a science industry career and also those already employed in a biological scientist role wanting further training and development.

Biological scientists can be employed in a variety of technical roles, such as veterinary and biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, research and development, or environmental impact analysis.

You will be encouraged to complete a work experience placement (if you are not currently employed in a relevant role).

You can apply for this course over on the University of Suffolk website. Click ‘Apply Now’ to be taken there.

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