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Driven by a passion to make things better, Science at Newcastle College offers a multidisciplinary experience for students who want to specialise in applied sciences, bio-chemistry, forensics or psychology. We deliver courses for all ages, with college (16-18), adult, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Our state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities are the perfect place to turn your curiosity into discovery. Client-led opportunities offer an excellent way to gain hands-on experience. We have worked with the likes of Akzo Nobel, CPI, Nestlé, Quantum, Suez, Sterling and Parker Hannifin. Browse our courses now if you want to see where a career in science could take you.

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What can I do with a qualification in Science?

Daily tasks:

  • Develops procedures for quality control of manufactured products.
  • Tests techniques and processes for reliability under a variety of conditions.
  • Analyses results and experimental data.
  • Conducts experiments to identify chemical composition, energy and chemical changes in natural substances and processed materials.
  • Develops experimental procedures, instruments and recording and testing systems.

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Daily tasks:

  • Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team.
  • Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken.
  • Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems.
  • Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions.

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Daily tasks:

  • Records and collates data obtained from experimental work and documents all work carried out.
  • Operates and services specialised scientific equipment, undertakes prescribed measurements and analyses and ensures that sterile conditions necessary for some equipment are maintained.
  • Grows cultures of bacteria and viruses, prepares tissue sections and other organic and inorganic material for examination and stains and fixes slides for microscope work.
  • Prepares and analyses body fluids, secretions and/or tissue to detect infections or to examine the effects of different drugs.
  • Sets up and assists with the construction and the development of scientific apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes.

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Daily tasks:

  • Takes samples for clinical examination.
  • Performs related medical tasks including treating hair and scalp disorders and conducting tests on glaucoma patients.
  • Measures patients for, and fits them with, surgical appliances, hearing aids and artificial limbs.
  • Makes dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and other dental appliances according to individual patient requirements.
  • Undertakes scaling and polishing of teeth, applies medicaments, carries out post-operative hygiene work and advises on preventative dentistry.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose and record or treat hearing, heart, brain, lung and kidney ailments.

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What can I do with a qualification in Science?

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