Applied Sciences

Our Applied Sciences programmes are ideal for students with a keen interest in science, who enjoy solving problems and investigating solutions to complex questions. 

Why choose us?

Our study programmes offer the opportunity to specialise in either Analytical Forensics or Biomedical Science. You will specialise in one of the technical pathways where you will develop a deep understanding of biology, chemistry and physics. Your focus on your pathway will then include specialist units from Criminal Psychology, diseases and infection, Genetics and genetic engineering, Biological Molecules and contemporary issues in science.

We have outstanding facilities at Bedford College and you will be supported in your studies by various trips and visits to related organisations and places to enrich your knowledge and understanding on your chosen pathway, including cutting edge science laboratories and research institutions. Our study programmes embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.

We’re now offering T Levels in Applied Sciences

T Levels are a new, two-year qualification that you can choose to do as an alternative to A- Levels, an apprenticeship or other post 16 courses. This brand-new qualification brings you a course that entails a mix of classroom learning and an extended industry placement. What’s more, the courses on offer have been designed in collaboration with businesses and employers to ensure to help you gain all the skills and knowledge you need for a career in your chosen field.

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Experienced tutors
All of our lecturers have vocational experience of working in the science sector in a huge variety of roles which gives an extra dimension to lessons and will enable you to draw on their vocational experience. The tutors always aim to teach the huge variety of topics with a vocational focus which is quite different to studying A Level Sciences.

Successful students from these study programmes progress onto undergraduate study, training or in employment in science related careers. Students also progress onto the college higher education courses.