School of Applied Science

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What Our Students Say

“The decision that made me pick between here and other places was when I came to the open day everyone was just really friendly and open, and it just felt like a really welcoming environment to be in.”


“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”


“I decided to study at Leeds City College because I liked the equipment and the rooms that they had, and I liked how it was a whole new space – it had only recently been built so everything was brand spanking new and it looked really clean and really nice.”


Did you know!

  • There are 563 jobs in the science, engineering and production technician sector in Leeds, this means this sector is 7% above the employment national average. (EMSI, 2019)
  • By 2024, the science, engineering, and production technician sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 2.3%. (EMSI, 2019)
  • Students can put their theory into practice in wet and dry laboratories using brand new science equipment.
  • Courses cover a range of science subjects including biology, chemistry and physics allowing students to explore multiple branches of science before specialising.

About School of Applied Science

Welcome to the School of Applied Science

Here we prepare future scientists, technicians and researchers by allowing them to develop their theoretical and practical knowledge in various branches of science. Students can conduct experiments and gain practical skills in our cutting-edge laboratories.

Our mock pharmacy gives students the opportunity to practise dispensing medicines and carry out clinical consultations. Laboratories are all set up to give students chances to carry out experiments and record their findings.

Fume cupboards, incubators, an NMR machine and 3D printer, allow students to familiarise themselves with the equipment they are likely to find in working laboratories, or on university courses.

Where will I learn?

The School of Applied Science is based at our Park Lane Campus. You will study in purpose-built, fully-equipped laboratories.


  • Wet laboratories
  • Mock pharmacy including: dispensary clinical room

To get an idea about where you could be learning, come to one of our open events and tour our extensive facilities.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection, and our dedicated Safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.
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Employment Statistics

Average salaries of the careers in this subject area are:

  • Biological scientists and biochemists

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  • Physical scientists

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  • Natural and social science professionals n.e.c.

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