Applied Sciences

With excellent facilities and links with industry, the School of Applied Sciences aims to equip students with the key theoretical and vocational skills needed for a range of careers in the world of science.

The School of Applied Sciences encompasses the following subject areas:
The School has a strong emphasis on practical learning, so students are ready for the workplace when they graduate.

Glyntaff Biology Labs


The School hosts a range of purpose-built science and pharmaceutical laboratories, all with industry standard equipment and instrumentation for hands-on experience.

The recently built George Knox science laboratories are available to all students for research and experimentation in areas such as microbiology and DNA sequencing.

Forensic Science facilities also include a Crime Scene Investigation House which allows students to experience a range of crime scene simulations from burglaries to homicides and fatal fires.

Accredited Courses

Our Applied Sciences courses provide students with a strong scientific base that provide an excellent basis from which to launch a career, whether it is in industry, research or teaching. Many of our courses are accredited by a number of professional bodies including the Society of Biology, the Forensic Science Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Applied Sciences Staff

Head of School – Dr Dawn Story
Associate Head of School – Dr Terry Kell


Sustainable Environmental Research Centre

SERC is a groundbreaking research centre bringing together leaders from biology, engineering, chemistry, and physics united in a single academic team combining their resources and skills in order to meet the energy security and environmental challenges of the new millennium.

Life Sciences Research Unit

The Life Sciences Research Unit is an interdisciplinary grouping that is focused principally on molecular and cell biology, ecology, and agricultural biotechnology.