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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Adult Loan Amount: 7395.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will give students a substantial common core of knowledge – including the fundamentals of science, scientific practical techniques, working in the science industry, scientific investigations, perceptions of science and using mathematical tools in science.

Entry requirements

You will need GCSE Maths and English at grade 5 or higher and Combined Science at grades 5,5, or Triple Sciences at grade 5 (or higher).

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Using Mathematical Tools
  • Using Statistics in Science
  • Physiology of the Human Body
  • Biochemistry

How will I be assessed?

Units will be assessed through a mixture of internally assessed assignments and externally assessed exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Yes - around £200 towards fieldtrips.

What can I do after this course?


The science sector of the economy offers huge potential for interested students, with a wealth of large employers needing the skillset developed on the Applied Science programme.

The UK is currently regarded as a world leader in renewable energy (Good Energy, Ecotricity, Utility Warehouse); space (Surrey Satellites, UK Space Agency, Starchaser - remember Rosetta?); low carbon (Energy, Green Buildings, Fabrics, Architecture, Transport, Wind, Solar, Biomass); pharmaceutical (Glaxo SmithKline, Astra Zeneca, Lilly); utilities (EON, Scottish and Southern Power); automotive (Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Vauxhall); agri-food (ICI, Fisons); bioscience (Wellcome Foundation); health care (NHS, Bupa); oil and gas (BP, Shell); and household chemical (Proctor and Gamble, Unilever).

Further study  

This is an ideal progression pathway to a variety of healthcare and science degrees in subjects such as Biomedical Science, Radiography, Pharmacy, Pathology, Nursing and Paramedic Sciences.

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