A female biology A Level student looing down a microscope in the lad at East Durham College's Peterlee Campus


Science qualifications cover a wide range of areas and help students seeking to gain employment within the field or looking to further their knowledge by progressing into higher education.

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Forensic Science is one of the most exciting subjects to study. If you want to see the reality behind TV dramas such as CSI, Waking the Dead or Silent Witness then this is the subject for you. The legal field, forensic laboratories, crime scene work and intelligence support for the Police force are just some of the career paths that will be available for you.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Our BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science is a multidisciplinary subject covering applied biology, physics and chemistry as well as psychology and law. It is a rigorous subject that makes students highly employable, with many of students progressing on to university placements in biomedical sciences, forensic science, psychology and law degrees.

Our specialist science staff are with you every step of the way as you embark on these exciting and challenging qualifications.

Access to Higher Education programme

Our Access to Higher Education programme (note students must be aged 19+) also includes science modules such as biology and chemistry, as well as social science subjects like psychology and sociology. Check out more details in our Access to HE section here.

Our Sixth Form (ED6)

Our Sixth Form (ED6) also offers a number of science-based A Levels, for more details on ED6 please visit www.ED6.ac.uk

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on our Applied Science course, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on the course listed below.

Available full time and/or part time course(s) for 2022/2023 are listed below:

The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the next academic year - 2022/2023.

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