Science and the Environment


Passionate about science and want to learn laboratory techniques used in a range of scientific fields? Our courses will prepare you for employment in industries such as biotechnology, food and drink, microbiology, environmental protection and scientific research - find your future here!

Meet the Science Team

Sam Bright, Science

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Caitlin, HNC Applied Sciences

“The HNC prepared me for a career in the science industry and gave me the essential skills required to work in a laboratory environment. My lecturers were amazing and showed true passion for the subjects they taught which I feel really positively impacted my learning. I am now employed as a Lab Assistant and have recently been promoted."

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Karen, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

“I knew I wanted to work in conservation and have a practical job where I get to spend time outside and give our environment a helping hand. I progressed from the NC Applied Science course to the degree which gave me a really broad knowledge base about so many topics.”

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James, Practical Science

"The small class sizes are really good because it means the learning experience is more personal and lecturers are able to spend time with you explaining things."

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Sam, Head of Curriculum STEM

"The courses within the Science Department offer a range of opportunities for those looking to get back into education and those who want to try something new, especially as these courses lead to a variety of employment opportunities within food and drink, distilleries, working in laboratories or future progression into university courses."

Q&A with Robert Boyd, BSc (Hons) Bioscience Programme Leader

Q&A with Kenny Boyd, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science Programme Leader

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Practical Science (SCQF Level 5)

Laboratory Science (SCQF Level 6)

HNC Applied Science

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Science represents an important and growing sector of Scotland’s economy, offering a huge range of employment opportunities. The North of Scotland is a world leader in life sciences and biotechnology, while research and development in environmental protection, natural heritage, forestry science and many other fields are increasingly important in employment terms. Among local opportunities there’s an increasing demand for technicians in distilleries and other food and drink businesses, which together employ over 17% of Moray’s workforce.

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Unsure what to study?

Unsure what to study?

If you are unsure what subject or course to study and are looking for some direction, you can make a virtual appointment with our Student Guidance team - please email

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Worried about starting college or university?

Worried about starting college or university?

We understand these are uncertain times and you may have questions about starting your course – the good news is we are here for you and will support you throughout your studies. If you would like to have a chat with our Student Guidance team you can arrange a virtual appointment by emailing:

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Admissions process

Admissions process

Thinking about applying or already have and not sure what happens next? Check out our admissions process.

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Need funding advice?

Need funding advice?

If you are looking for guidance or advise on student finance please contact our Student Finance team with your questions by emailing:

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Sam Bright

Head of Curriculum STEM

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Jacqui Bibby

Degree PAT and Science Lecturer

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Susanne McLaren

HNC PAT and Science Lecturer

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Donna Morrison

SCQF Level 6 Course Coordinator and Science Lecturer

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Sylwia Kaniowska

SCQF Level 5 Course Coordinator and Science Lecturer

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Ross McGillivray

Learning Assistant (Science Technician)