Anglia Ruskin University

Medical Science (with Foundation Year) Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Studying Medical Science opens up career pathways from public health to clinical research; the food industry to the pharmaceutical sector.
On this course, which runs over four years and includes a foundation year, you’ll focus on the science that underpins modern medicine. You’ll understand how a healthy human body works, the effect of diseases and how normal function can be restored. You’ll gain the laboratory and other practical skills in our Level-2 SuperLab Complex.
When you’ll graduate you’ll be in a strong position to pursue a career in the knowledge industries. You could find yourself in research and development, clinical trials, or on the way to being a Scientific Officer in the Civil Service. You can use your first degree to further your studies in a range of Masters of Science or choose a patient focussed discipline such as Physician Associate (two years Masters programme) or complete a PGCE and enter teaching.
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer an extended degree, run over 4 years: Medical Science (With foundation year).
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Course details


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 Medicine Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body Scientific Communication and Laboratory Skills Perspectives of Health and Illness Biomedical Basics Physiology and Metabolism

Year three, core modules

Applied Physiology Physiological Biochemistry Principles of Pharmacology Social Sciences and Ethics in Medical Science Fundamentals of Epidemiology

Year four, core modules

Research Methods Clinical Pharmacology Contemporary Issues in Medical Science 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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B191
Institution code A60
Campus name Chelmsford Campus
Campus code A

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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
UCAS Tariff 48 points From a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent).
A level 48 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP 48 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 15 Level 3 credits at Merit grade are required.
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and Science.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 24 points is accepted.
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.

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.

UCAS Tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,000 * 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 Please note fees for International Students are for 2017 entry.

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