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Applied Sciences

Athena SWAN Bronze Award - Applied Sciences receives departmental Athena SWAN award

About Applied Sciences

If you are an applicant looking for an inspirational place to study, if you are a business interested in the research or collaborative opportunities within the School, or if you are just looking for general information about our activities, we welcome you to the School of Applied Sciences website and hope you find the information you need – if not please contact us.

The School of Applied Sciences provides a vibrant teaching, learning and research environment for over 1500 students and 100 staff encompassing Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Forensic Science, and Pharmacy. We deliver an inspirational learning experience and undertake pioneering research with a practical applied emphasis.

We offer a varied and exciting portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the applied sciences and our staff pride themselves on their commitment to supporting students. This support comes not just from our Higher Education Academy qualified academic staff, but also through our tailored study support system and the technical support required for delivery of practical classes and research projects.

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. Our students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of practical based work, and may also spend time on work placements developing skills and making vital contacts. All of this contributes to our excellent student employability statistics. If you are looking to further your educational experience in science, why not check out our current course portfolio and consider where it might lead you. Alternatively if you want further information please feel free to contact us.

Staff in Applied Sciences are nationally - and internationally - recognised for their research.  They have an excellent trajectory in terms of research profile, and a record of attracting external funding from bodies such as the UK Research Councils, including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and charities such as the Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust and Yorkshire Cancer Research. 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 from colour chemistry and analytical technologies through to drug formulation and delivery. We are based in the Science Building, which houses our research and teaching laboratories, where students, staff and collaborators have access to a wide range of modern technologies.

If you're interested in our research, consultancy or the possibilities of collaboration, we look forward to hearing from you.

Professor P Jane Owen-Lynch
Dean of Applied Sciences

Get in touch

If you would like to contact the School of Applied Sciences, please call +44 1484 473138 or email  

Alternatively, our Staff profiles provide direct contact details for all members of academic staff.

If you are enquiring about our courses or studying with us, please email the appropriate admissions team:

Our postal address is:

School of Applied Sciences,
University of Huddersfield,

If you are coming to the campus and need details for how to find us, please see University Maps.  The main University Reception is very close to our buildings and the receptionist will be happy to assist you in finding the person you are visiting.

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Student Support

Academic Skills Tutors

Based in W2/44, the Academic Skills Tutors are your one-stop shop for all enquires and problems regarding academic skills. If you have a problem with referencing or would like some pointers on maths and IT skills then Rukhsana and Caroline will be happy to help.

Student Support Office

The School Student Support Office deals with all issues relating to course administration. If you have problems with your module choices or have a query about placements then the team will be happy to help.

Student Guidance Office

For support and guidance on non-academic matters


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