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Science Higher Education

Supportorting a vast array of important and in-demand careers.

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Industry leading courses

The public profile of scientists has rarely been higher than in recent years, and the value of science-based careers never more obvious. Demand for STEM subject graduates is only going to increase as the government commits to raise R&D investment to £22 billion by 2024, making a degree in science a valuable asset. As wide a field as maths and science is, the focus at University Centre Petroc is on engineering and bioscience.

Entry points include the access courses in science, leading on to foundation degree study; and a technician apprenticeship could lead you straight into any lab-based business.

The courses will cement maths and science disciplines and develop your knowledge in many directions, giving you a chance to discover the area of scientific study that most appeals to your talent and offers clear pathways for a future career.

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The average science graduate salary in the United Kingdom



Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.