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The UK is widely recognised as one of the world leaders in science in sectors like bioscience and pharmaceuticals, so opportunities are plentiful for students interested in pursuing a career in the Applied Sciences.

Often a stepping stone for progression to University, courses are hands-on with students going on to develop careers in fields like radiography, pharmaceuticals, medical or chemical engineering to working with the Police in Forensic Science, Psychology, and Criminal and Fraud Investigation roles.

Students benefit from learning in a purpose-built scientific laboratory complete with state-of-the-art IT facilities. Courses have a strong practical element and numbers are limited to ensure every student has access to all of the specialist equipment available.

A big part of the Kendal College experience is the chance to benefit from away days, research trips and overseas travel opportunities to enhance learning. From working on mock crime scenes in UK forests to touring the largest particle physics laboratory in the world at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, there will never be a dull moment on an Applied Science course.

Full and part-time courses in the Applied Sciences are available at Kendal College.

‘I wasn’t big fan of Science at school but it’s interesting now and we cover a lot. All the tutors are really supportive’

Jamie Howell, Forensic Science Level 3

If you have an identified learning need and feel you may require support at college, find out about our Learning Services and the support available at college.

Meet your tutor

Sarah Spibey, Head of Department

I have worked in the criminal investigation and teaching fields for many years and I relish passing the knowledge down to the next generations. Learners will study fascinating subjects, receive first-hand knowledge of working with offenders, conduct simulated crime scene and criminal investigation practical experiments and develop analytical skills.

View our courses

Forensic Science HNC/HND
Degree-level 4/5 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

The Forensic Science HNC/D focuses on the biological, chemical and analytical techniques required to analyse forensic evidence. The course also focuses on the criminological and psychological aspects of forensic science, with the practical aspects of crime scene investigation.

Forensic & Criminal Investigation
Full-time 3 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a course ideally suited to anyone aiming to pursue a career with forensic psychology, criminology, policing, forensic science or criminal investigation. Study areas include criminology, forensic and criminal psychology, policing, fire investigation, road traffic investigation, forensic anthropology and scientific techniques. You will develop the analytical, evaluative, practical and interpretation skills to progress to university or work within forensic and criminal investigative fields.

Biomedical Science
Full-time 3 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a practical course designed for anyone who is interested in medical science. You will learn about a variety of science and medical techniques, including physiology, microbiology, genetics and other areas of science related to medicine.

The course provides good preparation for anyone wanting to progress to careers in professions such as radiography, pharmacy, healthcare science and the pharmaceutical industries.