Anglia Ruskin University

Medical Science [with Foundation Year] Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

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

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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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

Qualification Offer Further information

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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

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