HE Science Pathways for 2024 Programme options In 2024, we are introducing a new HE Science programme directly as the result of recommendations from employers. The programme will be offered simultaneously as a traditional degree (split into a two-year foundation degree with a one-year BSc(Hons) top-up) and as a two-year higher apprenticeship or three-year degree apprenticeship. The diagram below shows the progression pathway from our existing Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications onto this programme which is split into three pathways, Industrial Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Science. Career Progression Our area is a hotspot for science research and industry, particularly in the three pathways identified, with these employers all paying into the apprenticeship levy hence the reason for offering the programme as both a degree and an apprenticeship. Either way, the programme qualifies students to work in the science industry in many sectors, not just limited to the three pathways, as they will become Applied Scientists first and foremost. Careers options include research scientist, quality control, inspection and analysis, microbiologist, environmental impact assessor, industrial chemist and more – there are hundreds if not thousands of job opportunities with many of these located in the North West. Close Previous Next Previous 1 2 3 Next Why B&FC Our science department has co-created the programme with local scientific companies like Johnson & Johnson and Victrex, most of whom have an international footing. What's more, we've spent nearly £1m over the last two years upgrading our laboratories with industry-leading equipment which means you will already be familiar with the machinery on entering the workplace. Whether you study this programme as a student or an apprentice, the B&FC approach focuses on practical investigation and the development of scientific technical skills, ensuring you are highly employable once you complete your programme of study,Our expert tutors are continuously developing their practice and scientific techniques too, working with our partners to keep ahead of the latest industry innovations, meaning that when you graduate, you represent the latest developments in the sector.