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Science

Discover how you can use the powers of science to make a real difference in the world! Science is an exciting subject that looks at how the world works and why. Through observation and experimentation you can explore a variety of areas of science in the natural and social world.


We offer a range of courses to help you get started in this exciting industry. We cover topics like biology, psychology, forensic science and chemistry. Check out our courses below.

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What can I study?

Applied Science - Level 2

Do you have an interest in biology, chemistry and physics? This Applied Science course will develop your science and laboratory skills.  

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Applied Science - Level 3

On this applied science course, you will explore a wide range of topics from human biology, physiology and anatomy to criminal psychology, chemical laboratory techniques and biochemistry.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Applied Science with Forensic Investigation and Psychology - Level 3

Do you love true-crime documentaries or crime dramas? If they spark your interest in forensics or behavioural science, this Forensic and Criminal Investigation with Psychology course could satisfy your curiosity.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Science qualification?

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.

Median Salary

£35,281 View more

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.

Median Salary

£51,905 View more

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.

Median Salary

£23,297 View more

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.

Median Salary

£30,753 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.
  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc..
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.
  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders.
  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour.
  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics.
  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.
  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results.

Median Salary

£50,614 View more

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