Applied Sciences & Professions are a group of disciplines that help you develop specific skills needed to practise a certain profession. Although theoretical courses are included, Applied Sciences & Professions stand out through their practical knowledge and hands-on approach. They are the type of degrees that turn students into specialists upon graduation. That’s why students who apply for Applied Professions degrees are actually undergoing training for their future work and vocation, as part of their programme.
Some of the disciplines within Applied Professions are Social Work, Fashion, Emergency & Disaster Management, Food Sciences, and others. In Applied Sciences, the most popular fields are Healthcare, Technology, and Engineering.
Courses in Applied Sciences and Professions will focus on helping students find solutions to the specific real-life problems they’ll face in their future work. They will vary greatly depending on your specialisation. For example, if you choose Social Work, you’ll need to develop soft skills, such as communication, empathy, and cooperation. You should also know how to work and interact with people and enjoy helping them overcome their issues.
If you opt for an Emergency & Disaster Management degree, classes will focus on understanding, preventing, and preparing for emergencies. You’ll learn how to respond and maintain your calm during an emergency and educate people on how to react in such a situation.
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Applied Sciences & Professions will help you find jobs in the subfields we’ve mentioned earlier, as well as in Library Science, Museum Studies, Military Science, Real Estate & Property Management, Family & Consumer Science, and others.
PhD Science Course Highlights
The major highlights of the PhD Applied Science course are tabulated in the table below.
|Full-form||Doctor of philosophy in Applied Science|
|Duration||3 to 5 years|
|Examination Type||Semester wise|
|Eligibility||Post graduation with minimum 55% marks.|
|Admission process||Entrance Exam followed by Personal Interview|
|Course Fee||INR 50,000 - INR 1,00,000|
|Average Salary||INR 6,00,000 - INR 20,00,000|
|Top Recruiting places||KPMG, Google, Apple, IBM, CITI bank, BP, Black rock, Aecom, AMEC, Atkins, EDF Energy, NHS, GSK, Barclays, etc.|
|Job Position||Product manager, management consulting, quantitative analyst, competitive analyst, operations research analyst, medical Science liaison, etc.|
The following document are required at the time of admission:
1. High School/Secondary School Certificate for age proof.
2. Transfer Certificate/Migration Certificate,
3. Character Certificate.
4. Two passport size Photographs for Identify Card.
5. Proof of entitlement for a particular reservation category (SC/ST/OBC Certificate).
6. Medical Fitness Certificate.
You must complete your master's degree to be able to apply for this course.
As it is mentioned in the previous section, this PhD. course is an interdisciplinary course. So you could pass from any general science stream or engineering science stream. You could do a major in Physics, or Chemistry or any other subject to study this PhD. course.
The cutoff for marks is minimum 60%, in the master's degree.
A PhD. in Integrated and Applied Science is also offered in many universities in Europe. If you wish to study this in Europe, you must also clear either TOEFL or PTE. This is will certify your depth of knowledge in English language.
If you wish to study this in any Indian university, then you should clear the PhD. entrance examination. All those who will clear the examination will be called for a personal interview. If you can successfully clear the interview, then you will be enrolled in this PhD. course.
Future Job Prospects
You can apply for teaching positions in either Physics or Chemistry or Biology at any college. Since you will be a PhD. in interdisciplinary studies, you can also apply for teaching positions in Biophysics or Biochemistry, etc. After a few years, you can become an associate professor. Finally, after 10-15 years you can become a professor in the same college.
You can become a research associate in a government funded research project. After a few years, you can become a principal investigator of a research project and apply for government funds.