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The Department Applied Sciences integrates a range of educational, research and consultancy opportunities that aim to enhance knowledge and skills.

The Department of Applied Sciences offers high quality courses across a broad range of study options from undergraduate, through to Masters and Doctoral degrees in applied chemical and biological disciplines to drive your career as a professional scientist.

Employability

You will attain a rich blend of subject knowledge, academic, practical, professional and transferable skills that should allow you to realise your potential and secure that rewarding career in science. 
We are committed to consulting employers when we design our courses to ensure that our graduates should be their future employees!  Most programmes can be followed in sandwich mode allowing you take up placements to gain authentic workplace experience.

Leading Research

Our staff carry out research and business consultancy. Our scientists make academic contributions through: investigating mechanisms of disease; developing therapeutics and diagnostics; synthesising novel industrial materials; using computational and physical methods to understand fundamental biological and chemical processes; improving food processing; promoting well-being through diet and conditioning; promoting well-being through environmental analyses; exploring the ecology of microorganisms in health and the environment; describing and exploiting novel microorganisms and microbial enzymes and promoting justice and validating works of art through forensic analyses.

If you're intrigued by the world around you, the composition and properties of the materials you use, or by Life and how it works then studying science at University could be for you!  If you’d like to develop a deeper knowledge of scientific principles and apply these to solving real world problems in health, well-being, industrial productivity, environmental protection or delivering justice then a career as a practicing scientist should prove very rewarding. Come and see our modern and well–equipped labs, meet our team of expert lecturers and consider training for a stimulating career with us here at Northumbria!

You can be sure of developing all the skills and knowledge you need to make an immediate impact, whatever your career aspirations. Employers tell us that our graduates are really ready to go in the workplace. We work closely with a range of employers in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as professionals from the NHS and in Forensic Science when we design and evaluate our programmes to ensure they prepare you well for the workplace or that next phase of study if you’re planning on climbing all the way to the top!  You’ll see that many of our programmes are accredited by professional bodies; this confirms that each element of your Northumbria journey is designed and delivered well to maximise your prospects.

To ensure you understand the discovery process well, we include discussions of our own and other research in the course.  We involve you in project work at undergraduate and Master’s levels and develop bespoke individual studies for doctoral candidates.

You’ll spend a lot of your time here in our various laboratories consolidating and contextualising your learning, seeing theory in action and strategically developing critical skills and competencies you’ll need to sustain your career through your working life. The opportunity to take a sandwich year in a professional placement will really enhance your prospects on graduation.

Our research programmes are varied and applied; you’ll experience these in lectures when we explain cutting edge developments and you’ll contribute through your project work at undergraduate and Master’s levels.

If you're interested in joining one of our PhD research degree programmes, you’ll find more information about these opportunities at the Graduate School and via our research pages.

 

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The Department of Applied Sciences has an exciting and extensive portfolio of subjects including biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, forensic science, food and nutritional sciences

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18 courses found

Applied Sciences Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

If you are fascinated by science, then this course offers a practical introduction to the sciences and will help you decide which degree…

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Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Biochemistry provides a foundation to our understanding of all cellular life. By combining aspects of biology and chemistry, this course…

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Biology BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

The course offers a broad and deep understanding of the scientific principles of the study of living systems and an introduction to…

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Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle

Interested in science and want to make a difference? Learn the skills to make an impact on health, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad / Sep start

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6 years part-time / Sep start

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Biotechnology MSc

Postgraduate | Newcastle

Do you want to focus your scientific career on one of the fastest moving sectors of science? The UK has hundreds of biotech companies…

1 year full-time / Sep start

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2 years part-time / Sep start

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Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Our Chemistry degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, with a strong emphasis on 'hands-on' laboratory work.

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Chemistry MChem

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Our Chemistry degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, with a strong emphasis on 'hands-on' laboratory work.

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Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Our Forensic Science course is taught by former experienced forensic practitioners and will give you the skills needed to apply scientific…

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Forensic Science MSc

Postgraduate | Newcastle

Gain knowledge and scientific skills that are directly applicable to the field of forensic science with this Masters course.

1 year full-time / Sep start

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2 or 3 years part-time / Sep start

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Microbiology MSc

Postgraduate | Newcastle

Microbiology is an important and wide-ranging discipline within the life sciences. It covers a range of subjects that are relevant…

1 year full-time / Sep start

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2 years part-time / Sep start

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Nutritional Science MSc

Postgraduate | Newcastle

The importance of good nutrition in ensuring a healthy, disease-free human life is currently very high in the public and scientific…

1 year full-time / Sep start

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2 years part-time / Sep start

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