Medical Science at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Course summary

Broaden your understanding of the human body while exploring the development of disease and how it can be prevented, with our accredited BSc (Hons) Medical Science degree. Our Medical Science degree course, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, combines an understanding of how a healthy body works, how disease develops and how normal function can be restored. You'll learn the theories and practice behind modern medicine and prepare for a rewarding career in a medical lab, helping diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Studying Medical Science combines analytical study with laboratory skills, giving you the opportunity to work in interactive learning environments and learn key skills through experiential learning – this includes getting hands on our state-of-the-art SuperLab, where you can put your new-found skills to the test in a safe, industry-standard environment. The 21st century presents many health challenges. Our BSc (Hons) Medical Science course will prepare you for work in various professional environments or the healthcare sector, where a scientific contribution is made to areas involving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. This broad science degree will help you identify and solve problems, lead and manage people and be confident in scientific communication – all highly valued competencies in the health sectors, and something which will give you a strong advantage in the employment market. The teaching and learning environments at ARU are interactive and versatile. They involve structured small group learning, team-based learning, lectures, seminars, online learning and regular lectures where guest speakers share their expertise. You’ll acquire your laboratory skills in a state-of-the-art level two category laboratory. You’ll benefit from our innovate teaching and assessment methods to optimise your learning experience and development as scientist. There's a limited opportunity to transfer to Year 1 of our MBChB Medicine degree, following successful completion of your first year of Medical Science, application and interview. "


Year one, core modules: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Scientific Communication and Professional Skills, Principles of Human Nutrition, Principles of Biomedical Science, Principles of Metabolism Year two, core modules: Essential Physiological Biochemistry, Applied Pathophysiology, Principles of Pharmacology, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Research Methods, Ruskin Module Year three, core modules: Applied Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Specialist Case Studies, Contemporary Issues in Medical Science, Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

We'll make sure you're progressing correctly in a number of ways, including multiple choice tests, essays, practical exams, short-answer tests, reflective essays, oral and poster presentations, scientific report writing and independent project work. In the early stages of your degree we'll use the best methods to make sure you gain a solid understanding of all the relevant subject matter. Later on, we'll focus on developing your critical appraisal skills, depth of understanding, and ability to work independently.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. 2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Medical Science at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS