Anglia Ruskin University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Studying Medical Science opens the door to a rewarding scientific career. On this course, which runs over four years, you’ll focus on the science that underpins modern medicine. You’ll understand how a healthy human body works, how a disease develops and how normal function can be restored. You’ll gain the laboratory and other practical skills in our Level-2 SuperLab Complex (anglia.ac.uk/superlab). This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology owning to its academic excellence in bioscience and research. After graduation, you’ll be in a strong position to pursue a career in the following areas, research scientist, lab technician, scientific writer, medical and healthcare regulations, patent law, data scientist, clinical trials or medical sales. We recommend that you use your first degree to further your studies in medical science or choose a patient-focused discipline such as Physician Associate (two years Masters programme) or complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and enter teaching. We welcome applications from international and EU students and accept a range of international qualifications.
Year one, core modules: Biomedical Science Foundation, Analytical Skills in Medical Science, Practice and Professional Skills, Chemistry and Biochemistry for Medical Science, Biology of Disease, Applied Chemistry for Life Sciences Year two, 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 three, core modules: Essential Physiological Biochemistry, Applied Pathophysiology, Principles of Pharmacology, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Research Methods Year four, core modules: Applied Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Specialist Case Studies, Contemporary Issues in Medical Science, Undergraduate Major Project
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.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
- Course code:
- Institution code:
- Campus name:
- Chelmsford Campus
- Campus code:
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.