School of Physical Sciences and Computing Courses

Equipped For Industry

Our students benefit from our approach that makes their learning relevant to real applications – in business, industry or research. By linking our work to the interests of industry, the wider community or international research, we equip our graduates with the knowledge and skills to progress in their chosen careers. Our teaching is underpinned with internationally excellent research and public engagement, and an excellent experience that supports and challenges our students to excel.

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Prepare yourself for an exciting career at the forefront of the digital revolution with UCLan. Our innovative approach to teaching and learning means you’ll graduate with the technical skills the industry demands, and the entrepreneurial and social skills needed to succeed. Our specialist courses have accreditation leading to MBCS, CITP and partial CEng exemption from the British Computer Society, the computing professional body.

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Our Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) accredited programmes are exclusive in the way they blend together both fundamental chemistry concepts with cutting-edge specialist topics such as drug design and development, nanotechnology and environmental and sustainable chemistry. This gives you a unique advantage when planning your future within the chemical sciences.

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Study physics and astrophysics at UCLan in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and you will not only receive high-quality teaching from world-leading researchers, you will also form part of our history – physics and astronomy have been taught continuously in Preston for over 130 years; and we trace our heritage back to Jeremiah Horrocks who made the first scientific observation of the Transit of Venus in 1639.

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Gain a deeper understanding of mathematics – the most fundamental of all subjects – and its applications on our mathematics degrees. These degrees cover all the main areas of mathematics, along with selections from a diverse range of mathematical specialities. On top of the mathematical skills you’ll develop, you’ll also be taught transferable skills like writing complex technical reports, giving presentations, group working and team building.

Our Courses

Our computing courses produce creative professionals with the skills to work with rapidly changing technology.
Our courses develop the human skills necessary to apply technology effectively. To enhance their employability with valuable experience, we help students undertake an industrial placement. Most placements are UK based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe, and sometimes further afield such as Australia, Japan and the USA.

Our research in agile software development and interaction design, including the internationally-recognised Centre for Child-Computer Interaction, and our industrial links underline our practical approach.

Our courses in Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are rigorous programmes equipping students with sought-after knowledge and skills they can apply in industry. These disciplines are strongly defined by research pursued in Universities, and our staff engage in their subjects to the highest levels.

All teaching teams include staff who participated in the 2015 nation-wide Research Excellence Framework, with our work rated Internationally Excellent and World Leading following extensive scrutiny. We are involved in international research programmes, including the chemistry of fire safety, the formation, structure and evolution of stars and planets, nanomaterials for many practical applications, analytical modelling of fundamental processes such as sound transmission, the evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters, as well as the Sun and its impact on Earth.

Undergraduate Courses