Anglia Ruskin University

Applied Bioscience (Taught) Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Postgraduate


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Course summary

Throughout our course you'll develop advanced knowledge and skills in the diverse areas of applied bioscience, emphasising on medical applications. Upon completion you'll be able to confidently design, execute and critically analyse both independent and group based scientific research in an appropriate area of applied bioscience.

You'll be immersed in an environment that mirrors a modern laboratory setting and benefit from the expertise of our Biomedical Science team and their intimate knowledge and collaborations within the field of bioscience. Using our purpose-built laboratory facilities, you'll be in the heart of our rapidly evolving scientific environment.

Our course is suitable for candidates who wish to specialise in the current medical applications of bioscience such as molecular and cell biology as a progression from a relevant first degree and for candidates with a strong background in ‘traditional’ analytical science (chemistry or biology).

Course details


Core modules
Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics
Contemporary Medical Diagnostics
Research Methods and Preparation
Laboratory Techniques in Bioscience
Professional and Ethical Practice
Major Project

Assessment method

We use a range of assessment methods to enable both you and the university to check your progress during your studies and then to ensure that you meet the required standards when you complete the course.

Although they vary, our assessment strategies are all carefully designed to challenge you so that you expand your critical and analytical thinking as well as your problem-solving skills. The assessments will enable you to demonstrate that you can synthesise existing knowledge and accumulate new knowledge, and will evidence the development of your professional practice. Some examples of assessment include poster and oral presentations, essays and portfolios of evidence. In addition, you will undertake practicals in many of the modules, developing your technical laboratory skills.

Please note that you will need to complete all of the core modules listed below. This course does not have any optional modules.

Entry requirements

A first or second class Honours Degree (2:1 or 2:2), based in a science related degree or cognate subject, from a UK Higher Education Institution, or its equivalent, or the equivalent in experiential learning (a minimum of five years of qualifying employment). All applicants will be required to demonstrate their preparedness for the modules in Applied Bioscience. Prospective students with non-standard entry qualifications are advised to discuss their personal position with the course leader before applying.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 overall (Academic level) with 6.5 in the writing component or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,050 Year 1
England £4,050 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,050 Year 1
Scotland £4,050 Year 1
Wales £4,050 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee above is indicative. Fees for part-time students will be linked, pro rata, to the full-time fee rate, based on the number of credits studied. Fees for PT attendance for International students should be regarded as an exception as visa restrictions apply. The fees for International PG Taught Full time courses for 2018/19 are as follows: Band 1 £12,600, Band 2, £13,100 Placement £1,250 International students should visit our website here: for further information on course fees for their specific course of interest

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