Faculty of Science and Technology

Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty 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 Faculty 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 Faculty 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 Faculty 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 Faculty franchises programmes to partner institutions all over the globe, including Oman, Hong Kong, Mauritius and China.

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

School of Engineering

School of Engineering


Executive Dean :
Director of Academic Development: Dr Peter Robinson
Director of Business Development: Dr Martin Brown

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences


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: TBC
Dean of the School of Psychology: Professor Linden Ball

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Contact Us

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Central Lancashire

Telephone: +44 (0)1772 201 201

School of Psychology

School of Psychology


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Innovative and world-leading research in the Faculty 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 our Research home page for more information.