Applied Science mixes scientific knowledge with practical applications. We will prepare you for employment through a practical, skills-based learning experience. The School is a dynamic, exciting place to study. Our staff are passionate and dedicated, and many have internationally recognised expertise.
The four Divisions offer 19 undergraduate and four taught post-graduate courses with a clear vocational theme. Many of our subjects led REF2014 rankings for research intensity for modern Scottish universities. Our accredited degrees are co-designed with industry, making them relevant to employers.
We reflect the University’s tenet of being ’rooted in the community’. This means close links with industry, the professions and local schools and colleges. Our staff influence policies on health, policing, education, and environmental practices nationally, and impact on developments in other areas.
We have a vibrant body of research students engaged in industry-based projects. Because the excellent research resources are all based on one site, we have several groups working together on inter-disciplinary projects.
Our strong reputation for innovative teaching reflects today's employment needs. We aim to give you a valuable qualification - combined with transferable skills - so you fulfil your ambitions.
Dean of School
There are four specialised divisions in this School:
Inventive teaching and degree courses in civil and environmental engineering, and food, nutrition and health.
Make a difference to health and well-being by combining academic and practice-based learning, with the NHS, the voluntary and private sectors.
Understand and analyse human behaviour in a friendly, supportive, and stimulating learning environment.
Learn about sport and exercise coaching, development and management, the social sciences of sport, as well as sport and exercise science.
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