Careers using Laboratory, Biomedical & Sports Sciences

Build a successful career with a degree from Robert Gordon University. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of roles and find that their time spent at university has prepared them well for working life.

  • Analytical

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    A variety of career options are available to you if you have a degree in laboratory sciences.

  • Biomedical

    Female biiomedical scientist

    Biomedical Scientists play an important role in the NHS in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease.

  • Forensic

    Female Forensic student taking swabs

    As a forensic scientist you will provide practical and impartial evidence to courts of law in the prosecution or defence either in civil or criminal litigation.

  • Sport

    Student on exercise bike

    Sports and exercise specialists may work in a range of careers, varying from promoting health and fitness within the general population to using scientific analysis to help improve sports performance.


  • "Robert Gordon remains one of the top performing modern universities in Britain. Its success is primarily based on outstanding results in two key indicators. The university’s overall student satisfaction rates are consistently well above average for its courses and entry qualifications, while graduate employment regularly features in the top 20 universities on this measure. In fact its score for graduate prospects at 81.8% is the highest in Scotland."

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“The course really helped me to prepare for forensics work in practice. I gained a lot of experience in scene-of-crime work, and even had the opportunity to provide evidence in a mock court room.”

Caroline Stewart Forensic Science Degree BSc (Hons) Fingerprint Development Officer, Scene Examination Branch, Scottish Police Services Authority

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