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With a £21million investment bringing new science facilities to our Lackham and Salisbury campuses, now is an exciting time to study science at Wiltshire College & University Centre.

Our range of courses allow you to specialise in a variety of scientific disciplines, including Applied Science, Forensic Investigation, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Biology and more.

Your detailed theoretical knowledge will be developed and underpinned by a practical understanding of your subject, preparing you to work in an industry that is constantly expanding and evolving. Crucially, you'll learn how to think and work like a professional in a scientific field, transferring your knowledge of scientific concepts to real-life scenarios. You will be supported and encouraged to undertake an extended work placement in the form of a collaborative project with an industry-leading employer. Our Level 3 courses are A-Level-equivalent qualifications, allowing you to meet the entry requirements for university, including onto our exciting new Foundation Degrees.

What our students say

I really enjoy the practical learning and the course material has so much more depth than I originally thought. It’s a really interesting subject and my lecturer has been amazingly helpful throughout.

Conall Rees

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Environmental Science and Sustainability

Meet your lecturer

Adam Harper,
Programme Lead, Environmental Science and Sustainability,

Adam studied Ecology and Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and spent several years working for international non-governmental organisations (NGOs). He previously worked as the Monitoring Coordinator of the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, has monitored migratory whales and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean, collaborated with the Marine Conservation Society supporting their ‘Capturing our Coast’ project, and most recently was invited to join the Association for Nature Wolf.

Alongside teaching at the College, Adam is also employed by Wildlife Seminars – a large carnivore conservation group with a focus on wolves, bears and lynxes in the Western Carpathians mountain range in Eastern Europe – and takes clients out to teach them about field biology and tracking skills for large carnivores. He is also an ambassador for the Sea Turtle Protection Society, Youth Coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund and was granted member status to the Royal Society of Biologists 2017. Read more...

Paul Marshall,
Programme Lead, Foundation Degree (FdSc) Biomedical Science,

I have been a professional Chartered Chemist for 25 years, working as an industrial chemist and have been teaching in Further Education for 5 years. My time in the chemical industry allows me to share interesting real-life experiences with students. My specialism is in Analytical Chemistry, which I am able to apply to my teaching in the Life Science disciplines.

Our Facilities:

AgriTech Centre

The new AgriTech Centre will host state-of-the-art science and tech teaching facilities and a media display wall with a live feed of data and visuals from Home Farm.

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