Life Sciences

This comprises the branches of science that involve the study of microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings.


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Medical science

The Scottish Government has set a target to grow the life sciences sector into an £8 billion industry by 2025.

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Scotland is famous for some of the world’s most important discoveries including penicillin which has saved over 200 million lives.

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Improve lives through health-based research and development, using your knowledge of the human body and the natural world.

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Mobile App Developer

Work with the most popular form of software across the world, developing applications that continue to revolutionise our daily lives.

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Research Analyst

Put yourself at the heart of the decision-making process by understanding how businesses create successful strategies.

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Application Engineer

Turn a passion for technology and sharing its benefits into a career which helps unlock the potential of new developments.

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Ecosystem modeller

Learn more about the systems that govern our natural world and preserve our environment for the next generation.

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