North East Scotland College (NESCol)

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North East Scotland College (NESCol)

RGU and NESCol have a longstanding relationship providing guaranteed progression opportunities for learners and have over 40 pathways available across all our academic Schools.

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NESCOL-Logo-250wAcademic staff work in partnership to align curriculum and arrange reciprocal visits to ensure a seamless transition for progressing students.

Students of North East Scotland College who wish to progress to a Robert Gordon University degree course at an advanced stage can view the course routes in place and then join up to our Associate Student Scheme.


HNC Applied Sciences (Biology/Chemistry)

HNC Applied Sciences (Chemistry/Physics)

HNC Built Environment


HNC Healthcare Practice

HNC Hospitality

HNC Media Analysis & Production

HNC Social Services

HND 3D Computer Animation

HND Accounting

HND Admin and IT

HND Advertising and PR

HND Applied Sciences

HND Applied Sciences (Biology/Chemistry)

HND Art and Design

HND Business

HND Computing: Software Development

HND Computing: Technical Support

HND Creative Industries: Media and Communication

HND Creative Industries: TV

HND Cyber Security

HND Digital Design & Development (Web Development)

HND Games Development

HND Electrical Engineering

HND Events Management

HND Fitness, Health and Exercise

HND Industrial Biotechnology

HND Legal Services

HND Mechanical Engineering

HND Photography

HND Social Sciences

HND Sports Coaching and Development

HND Textiles

HND Travel and Tourism

HND Visual Communication

Conditions of Entry

Things to note

  • Entry will be subject to you taking specified routes through HNC/HND or certain knowledge requirements. These will be made clear to you when you register as an Associate Student or via your Sector Manager.
  • Completion of a HNC will lead to entry in Year Two of a degree course
  • Completion of a HND will lead to entry in Year Three of a degree course

Please be aware that in some cases you may have to meet course-specific requirements, such as taking specified options on your HN programme, and some courses may require presentation of a portfolio or an interview with a Robert Gordon University tutor.

Our admissions department would be happy to discuss your options and can be contacted by emailing

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