Laboratory Science

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Science represents an important and growing sector, offering huge amounts of employment opportunities across biotechnology, chemical industries, environmental protection and natural heritage. Among local opportunities there’s an increasing demand for technicians in distilleries and other food and drink businesses.

This course is both academic and practical based, giving you the knowledge and skills on various science topics such as biology, chemistry, human body, forensics and environmental science.

This course is ideal as an introduction to science if you have no or little background in these subjects. You will gain the knowledge and skills to progress further through education or enter employment in a lab setting.

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to attend field trips including visits to local distilleries and a hospital as well as engage with employers.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including 2 at B, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General