Applied Science | Bolton College

Applied Science


If you have a passion for science and are looking to learn in a dynamic, hands-on way, then our Applied Science course may be just what you’re looking for.

You'll have the opportunity to study at our STEM centre. The centre will feature the latest technology and industry-standard equipment.

Exploring a wide range of scientific fields, you’ll discover all that you need to know in order to work in a variety of laboratory and research environments, including much sought-after  practical skills.

See science come to life when you carry out experiments in our well-equipped laboratory and visit centres of scientific excellence. Our focus is on coursework, rather than exams, and we encourage students to learn through a combination of lectures, discussions, practical work, presentations and assignments.

Your study programme will cover areas, including:

  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Chemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Diseases and Infections
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Human Physiology
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Principles of Plant and Soil Science

Your course could lead you onto employment as a

  • Laboratory Technician in biomedical sciences, education or industry
  • Pathology Technician

There are also opportunities to progress into Higher Education on a number of different courses, including Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science, Microbiology or Nutrition & Health.

We’ll give you plenty of advice and support along the way and enable you to pursue your academic and career aspirations as far as you want to go.