Advancing your understanding of science will open doors to a plethora of exciting careers, covering everything from food and clothing technology to biomedical science, microbiology, pharmacology and forensic science.

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Science you’ll be able to develop your knowledge, acquiring the skills you need to start a rewarding career in which you will experiment, research and advance any number of things that touch our daily lives.

You’ll learn how science can be applied to a range of modern-day challenges and issues, learning how to experiment and look for solutions. You’ll apply these skills to a range of problems and challenges across a number of disciplines.

If a career working in the science sector still appeals to you but you aren’t yet ready for our Industry Excellence Academy, you can start at our Centre of Excellence for Science. Here you’ll be able to gain the skills required to progress into the Academy under the guidance of our expert team!

Once you’ve completed your journey with us there are a number of different career options open to you in the science sector, ranging from Clinical Research Associates to Biomedical Scientists, with an average annual salary of £32,500 in the sector

Available Courses

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Science you’ll study a course that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, by one of our leading industry partners. You’ll complete either a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and a placement with an industry employer of at least 15 days. 

By the time you complete your time in the Industry Excellence Academy for Science you’ll have developed an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gained work experience with industry leaders.


Studying in our Industry Excellence Academy for Science, you’ll learn the skills that will set you up for a rewarding career advancing humanity. These range from clinical research associates, with an average annual salary of £26,100, through to biomedical scientists that earn an average of £40,100 a year.


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include:

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NHS - Manchester University

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

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Proactive Physiotherapy Clinic

The Proactive Physiotherapy Clinic is a state of art clinic with a dedicated team of physiotherapists, founded by Zarah Ashraf (BSc (Hons) MCSP, Grad Dip Ortho Med).

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The University of Manchester

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK with the biggest student community.


Explore our gallery. From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College.  

As well as teaching me valuable course knowledge, the tutors have been very pro-active in securing me a placement in the chemical engineering industry. I’ve gained a vast amount of skills, which has made me feel confident and ready to enter the world of work in the future.
David Ojo

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Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you. Download the subject area guide. 

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Book your place at our next open event to learn all about our Industry Excellence Academy for Science, meet our tutors, view our laboratories and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Science at The Manchester College.

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