Medical Science [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

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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.


Year 1: ·Foundation in Optometry ·Medical and Life Sciences Year 2: ·Cellular and Molecular Biology ·Human Anatomy and Physiology ·Scientific Communication and Professional Skills ·Principles of Biomedical Science ·Fundamentals of Nutrition, Drugs and Metabolism Year 3: ·Essential Physiological ·Biochemistry ·Applied Pathophysiology ·Principles of Pharmacology ·Fundamentals of Epidemiology ·Research Proposal ·Ruskin Module Year 4: ·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.

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

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Chelmsford Campus
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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

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.

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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 [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS