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Welcome from the Dean

Professor Michael Ginger

The School of Applied Sciences provides a vibrant teaching, learning and research environment for over 1500 students and 100 staff encompassing Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Geography, Forensic Science, and Pharmacy. We deliver an inspirational learning experience and undertake pioneering research with a practical applied emphasis. The School is currently in the process of a £30million expansion of our facilities, adding a suite of research laboratories, general teaching space, a student hub and a four storey teaching laboratory block to enable us to enhance our delivery of scientific knowledge through modern practical technologies. This links with our emphasis on work placements and developing graduate skills leading to excellent employment prospects for our graduates. Our established research profile and industry links allow us to maintain the quality and contemporary nature of our courses, keeping pace with an ever changing and increasingly technological world. Staff in Applied Sciences are internationally recognised for their research with a track record of attracting external funding from bodies such as the UK Research Councils, including EPSRC, AHRC, and NERC, and charities such as The Leverhulme Trust. We also have a large portfolio of research and consultancy work with local, national and international industries. Much of our work has a focus on applications in society ranging from colour chemistry and analytical technologies to sustainable living and through to drug formulation and delivery.

Our departments

Biological and Geographical Sciences

Teaching and research across Biological disciplines

Chemical Sciences

including Chemical Engineering and Forensic Sciences


Teaching and research in Pharmacy


Our staff

Staf listings and profiles



Our research centres and consultancy opportunities


Athena SWAN

Our commitment to equality and diversity

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