Laboratory, Biomedical & Sports Sciences Placements: For students

Work based placements are an important part of the courses in Sports, Laboratory and Biomedical Sciences. They are a vital part of a professional education and prepare you for a successful career when you graduate from Robert Gordon University.

BiotechnologistUndergraduate Placement Opportunities

The following courses offer placements:

  • Applied Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) - A unique part of this course is a laboratory training programme in hospital laboratories during years 2 (for 7 weeks) and 3 (for 14 weeks) of the course.
  • Forensic Science BSc (Hons) - Students may undertake an optional paid 12 month placement in a scientific laboratory after year 3
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) - There are two placements within the degree.  The first in year 2 and the second in year 3.  These are important opportunities for you to apply your academic knowledge to a real life situation, undertaking roles such as adult fitness testing, sports coaching or lifestyle advice.

Contact Us

For further information about placement opportunities please contact one of the placement co-ordinators listed below.

Sports and Exercise Science Placement Co-ordinator
Bryan McCann

Applied Biomedical Science Placement Co-ordinator
Jeanette Robertson

For information about placements for Forensic Science students, please email 

“One of the reasons I came to RGU was because of its excellent graduate employment record. I also liked the fact that it offers two hospital placements over the four years of the course.”

Grant Moir Applied Biomedical Science Degree BSc (Hons)

Case Study

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    Learning crime scene techniques at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

    Crime Scene Cadets


  1. 15, October, 2015 The Inter-Professional Education Society Emergency Medicine Event

    Come along to the The Inter-Professional Education Society Emergency Medicine Event which includes clinical skills sessions delivered by qualified professionals.  

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