Studying Applied Science at Hull College is your first step towards a career in an exciting and far-reaching industry at the forefront of discovery.  

Our practical courses will enable you to look at a wide range of key principles, including physics, chemistry, and biology, at a more in-depth level than you have previously covered at school. You will develop a range of scientific skills and learn how science is applied in the professional world, along with everyday life.  

With access to our dedicated and well-equipped on-site laboratories, you will have the opportunity to develop highly competent practical skills and get industry-ready with regular opportunities to research, design, and carry out experiments, alongside developing your theoretical knowledge, supported by our passionate and experienced team of tutors and technicians. You will also have the opportunity to boost your employability skills with invaluable and exciting work placements.  

Our qualifications are ideal for anyone focused on a scientific or health-related career path or for those who have a keen interest in the world of Science and are wanting to take their passion even further. So, if you want to shape the world around you and make scientific advances that benefit mankind, studying Applied Science at Hull College level will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to get employment-ready or make the step up to higher education.

Industry Insights

Science is used in a wide range of areas, including health and medicine, the food and drink industry, engineering and education. Consequently, there are many opportunities to find employment in the sector.

The UK life sciences industry employed 268,000 people across 6,330 businesses and generated a turnover of £88.9bn in 2020.

85% of the businesses in the industry are SMEs. These employ 24% of the industry total and generate 10% of the turnover.

What Careers could this lead to?

Working in a scientific role can encompass many things; from working in a lab discovering new medicines to working on new technological advances and much more! Just some of the potential careers available to you include...  

Animal Scientist, Biomedical Scientist, Criminologist, Dental Technician, Forensic Scientist, Laboratory Technician, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist, Nurse, Optician, Pharmacist, Radiographer, Research Scientist, Teacher.


English and maths are important life skills that will help you to succeed in your education, career and everyday life.

If you have not yet achieved your Grade 4 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your study programme to help you work towards this level, supported by our dedicated tutors.

Improving your skills can not only enhance your job opportunities and career prospects, but also open the doors to further study and university.

Benefits of improving your English and maths skills include...

  • They will help you to progress to higher level study
  • They will enable you to get you a better job
  • You will be able to access more career opportunities
  • They will help you earn more money in the future
  • They will provide you with better life opportunities

Success Stories

Przemyslaw J Stepien | Applied Science

Przemyslaw J Stepien spent three years studying at Hull College between 2015 - 2018, gaining Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Applied Science before completing a Bachelor's degree (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Lincoln in 2021.

He started his career as a Research and Development Operations Assistant at Reckitt in Hull in November 2021 and is already moving up in the world of science having accepted a new role as New Product Development and Ingredients Technologist at Healan Ingredients, based in North Newbald, in May earlier this year.

Przemyslaw even returned to the college in April 2022 to speak to our Applied Science students, giving them a 90-minute presentation packed with information and advice from his experiences in education and employment.

Reflecting on his time at the college, Przemyslaw said: “I loved my time at Hull College and had so much support from my tutors, who made me who I am today. I learnt so many new skills, broadened my understanding of science and had so much fun! I can’t believe how much I progressed as a person during my time here. Everything I needed to succeed, the college provided which played a big part in my journey, going on to university to get a degree and secure employment.”

Why Hull College should be your first choice..

Choosing to continue your education with us is about more than just gaining a qualification, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career - whether you are a school leaver or adult learner.

We believe in providing you with the best opportunities for development through our inspirational teaching, excellent facilities, and strong connections to employers to help set you on the path to the career of your dreams. We care about your future and want to help you achieve your full potential.




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