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College of Science and Technology

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The College of Science and Technology strives to be internationally recognised for excellence in teaching and research; providing an unrivalled student experience to equip confident and skilled graduates for lifelong achievement in the global market. We produce world-leading research and have an excellent track record of working with industry, the business community and the public sector to provide innovative solutions to a range of real-world problems.

The College comprises four schools, with over 4000 students and 300 members of staff on campus. We have a wide range of courses in subjects such as archaeology, biology, chemistry, computing, engineering, forensic science, geography, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, policing and psychology.

The College offers a broad course portfolio at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and current supports over 170 research students undertaking PhD, MPhil or MSc by Research programmes across these discipline areas.

Staff within the College were submitted to eight different Units of Assessment in the REF 2014 exercise, and produced research that was ranked as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

In addition, the College franchises programmes to partner institutions all over the globe, including Oman, Hong Kong, Mauritius and China.

The College provides tremendous opportunities for students to learn and develop a deeper understanding of their subject discipline, whilst getting hands-on experience of industry-standard equipment.

Find out more about the College below, select the links to learn more about the schools within the College or contact us to find out more.

Contact Us

College of Science and Technology
University of Central Lancashire
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2HE

Telephone: +44 (0)1772 201 201

 

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Key Personnel Within the College

Executive Dean : Dr Allison Jones
Director of Academic Development: Peter Robinson
Director of Research and Innovaiton: Professor Akin Akintoye
Director of Business Development: Dr Martin Brown

Heads of Schools

Dean of the School of Engineering: Rob Wallace
Head of the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences: Professor Gary Bond
Head of the School of Physical Sciences and Computing: Dr Stewart Eyres
Dean of the School of Psychology: Professor Linden Ball

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Research

Innovative and world-leading research in the College of Science and Technology spans a wide spectrum. Our research themes include: archaeology, astrophysics, built environment and sustainability, cancer research, computing, evidence-based policing, digital engineering, energy and power management, forensic science, fire and hazard science, materials science (chemistry), nanotechnology and bioengineering, physics, psychology and tribotechnology.

Our research helps to utilise and engage with our physical world more effectively and to provide real-world solutions to industry, the business community or the public sector. Our researchers address some of the biggest, and smallest, scientific and technological challenges, including:  

  • research at the interfaces of biological, chemical and physical sciences exploiting the unique advantages of nanoscale structures and materials
  • fundamental research into the physics of the Sun, stars, galaxies and the Universe
  • user-led, application-driven and cross-disciplinary research in areas such as digital manufacturing and advanced signal and image processing
  • nuclear safety and nuclear security
  • intelligent energy and the interaction between energy and society

Visit Breakthrough research – Science and Technology for more information

 

Student and Graduate Success

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We are proud of the fantastic achievements of both our current students, who excel in many areas of University life and beyond, and those of our graduates, who go on to high flying careers in a wide variety of industries and sectors. Find out more.

International

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The College welcomes students from around the world and enjoys a highly stimulating and welcoming culture. Our students also have a wealth of opportunities for international study and work experience in the UK, Europe and around the world.

Business

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We enjoy close and collaborative partnerships with a wide variety of organisations, from both the private and public sector, which enrich the learning and research environments, and offer an extensive range of work experience opportunities and graduate roles for our students.