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Science, Dental and Pharmacy

Science, Dental and Pharmacy


Science, dental and pharmacy are all underpinned by three main subjects (biology, chemistry and physics) but the career opportunities that evolve out of studying them are huge and may be quite surprising.

Whether you’re looking to start a health-related career like nursing, radiography or occupational therapy, or a non-health related career like forensics, biomedical science and criminology, studying science is the perfect starting place. It has great progression opportunities to go to university and study a whole range of courses.

Going down a slightly different route, you could choose to study dental technology which is an aspect of dental science. Dental technology is involved in designing, fabricating and repairing custom made dental appliances. These include dentures, crowns, bridges and dental braces.

Science, Dental and Pharmacy

“I want to say thank you so much to all my science Tutors. Not only did they provide me with the information to help me get a distinction but they also supported me so that I can get into university.”

Lodmilla Khalil, former science student

Why should I study at The Sheffield College?

  • Train for a range of careers including as a scientist, pharmacist, dental technologist, biologist, general practitioner, vet
  • Train in our industry-standard labs
  • T Levels are available in this sector - Laboratory Sciences T Level
  • Be taught by industry specialists who are passionate about your progress
  • Our qualifications have been designed with employers so they are industry standard and you’re studying the latest topics
  • Study all the way to degree level
  • Fantastic work placement opportunities available at our top employer partners
  • English and maths support is available to all students

Study our university level qualifications

There’s a pretty big misconception about getting a degree level qualification; you have to go to university to get one. Quite simply, that’s not true!

At UC Sheffield, you can join an increasing number of students who are choosing to study university level qualifications in a wide range of career driven courses with us.

Our qualifications include:

  • FD in Dental Technology

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Who we work with

Our students have fantastic opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the best employers in the region, including:

  • Charles Clifford NHS Dental Hospital
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Dencraft Dental Laboratory
  • University of Sheffield

Where will I be studying?

Our students can study in our specialist science laboratories at our City and Hillsborough Campuses, or our high-tech dental labs at City Campus.



Work-related activity, trips and visits

As a student at The Sheffield College, you will be encouraged to spend time with an employer in a real life or simulated working environment as part of your study programme.

We work closely with employers across Sheffield and the region to make sure you develop the exact skills and industry-specific knowledge that will enable you to shine throughout your career.

We create opportunities for you to:

  • work on live projects with employers
  • engage in industry expert masterclasses
  • visit employers at their place of work
  • take part in sector-specific competitions and events
  • use our Virtual Reality placement programme
  • undertake industry placements and much more

What can you do after?

People who achieve successful careers in science, dental and pharmacy all share key skills such as attention to detail, knowledge of general sciences and good communication. Roles that can be progressed into include

  • Scientist
  • Dental technologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmacist

After finishing their studies with us, many students go on to university or into employment.

Careers advice during your studies

Need a hand figuring out your career plan?

Our Careers Advice Team are available throughout your studies to provide advice and guidance.

Example careers

Ever wondered how much an accountant is South Yorkshire earns? Or what skills you need to become a developer?

Dental Technician

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Starting Salary

Average Salary

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Starting Salary

Average Salary

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What Courses are available

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Applied Science

Hillsborough Campus
Level 2

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