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 and Analytical 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.

Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme

PALS is a part of the Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme, open to current stage 1 -3 students on the following courses:

  • Biosciences with Biomedical Sciences
  • Biomedical Science
  • Forensic and Analytical Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Nutrition

All applicants receive feedback on their applications, whether successful or not, unlike many summer internship programmes.

Contact Us

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

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 BSc (Hons)

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