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Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

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CR330
Herbal Science

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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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4 Years
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The programme is focused on the production, characterisation and applications of herbal extracts and natural products. The herbal extracts and natural products are used as ingredients in the medicinal, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.

The Herbal Science course is structured along module streams where the student builds knowledge in the areas of plant science and production, human biology, food and nutrition, and herb and natural product applications.

The specific biological subjects are supported by more general analytical techniques important for laboratory and research. Foundation skills across a broad range of core science subjects provide a sound basis on which to build specialist knowledge offering a wide range of opportunities in industry, in research or in business development.


 
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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

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Three Distinctions.

Plus OB3 or better in LC Maths.

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Graduates can expect to work in a variety of sectors including

  • Healthcare/Cosmetic Industry
  • Food Industry/ Nutraceutical Industry
  • Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Quality Control/Analysis
  • Medicinal Plant Production

And following further study:

  • Dietician
  • Teaching
  • Nursing/Veterinary Nursing
  • Clinical Herbal Medicine
  • Organic Horticulture



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