At NESCol's Aberdeen City Campus there are five laboratories, and one instrumental analysis laboratory. Each lab holds approximately 20 students, and is equipped with a range of specialist resources. Most of the Science courses at North East Scotland College – from level 5 up to HND level — will involve students undertaking a laboratory research project. This forms one of the most challenging, but also the most rewarding, aspects of a students' time at College. Each year there are prizes awarded for the top projects, and some students have also gone on to win national awards.

Listed below are the current progression routes available for science. It's always worth taking another look as the list is updated regularly. Terms and conditions may apply.

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The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

You will be joining the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited degree, which will kick start your career as a Biomedical Scientist.

Biomedical Scientists carry out a range of laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Every day, every patient, every test is different! The course will also equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge to work within other industries, including pharmaceutical, research, forensic science laboratories, and teaching. You can use this as a stepping stone for further education. 94% of respondents who graduated with a degree in either BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2018).

Biomedical Sciences

You'll join laboratory training programmes in hospital laboratories covering all major hospital laboratory disciplines including clinical biochemistry, haematology, histopathology, cytopathology, medical microbiology and blood transfusion. Graduates can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a biomedical scientist.

Forensic and Analytical Science

With us you'll get to study the entire forensic process — from crime scene examination and laboratory analysis through to appearing in court. A key aspect of the course is the development of analytical problem–solving skills, a top–of–the–list priority for many employers. The Forensic Science BSc was the first course of its kind in Scotland to have been accredited by the Forensic Science Society, the profession's UK body.

Robert Gordon University students enjoy access to wide range of modern, well–equipped laboratories designed for a variety of subjects and general teaching labs for Chemistry, Biosciences and Forensics are complemented by a number of more specialist laboratories.