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.

Courses within this subject area

The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Our academically robust and industry relevant courses in Laboratory and Biomedical Science will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in these distinct and exciting industries.

With the wide range of disciplines under the microscope, you'll emerge with valuable practical skills in lab techniques, analysis and problem solving and the inter–personal skills so vital to the world of work.

Close interaction with practitioner scientists is at the heart of all our courses. We take a practical approach, offering extensive vocational training opportunities in a supportive and friendly environment. Case studies, based on real scientific, clinical or social issues, are a key aspect of your learning. Placements in all course areas offer valuable practical experience of the workplace.

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.