BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science Anglia Ruskin University
Discover how biomedical scientists diagnose and treat diseases, by studying for a degree in Biomedical Science in our specialist laboratories in Cambridge or Peterborough.
As a biomedical science student at ARU, you’ll learn about the human body at molecular, organ and systems levels, and how to investigate and treat disease.
Our passionate, highly-qualified lecturers will teach you the latest findings about conditions such as cancer, diabetes, antibiotic resistance and haemostasis.
Biomedical science is an exciting and dynamic subject, where research is constantly leading to breakthroughs and medical advances that have an impact on the health and well-being of society.
In Cambridge, you’ll study in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, in lecture theatres and laboratories, where you’ll have the opportunity to use specialist equipment.
In Peterborough, our brand new Science Lab has been purpose-built to support this course.
Biomedical science is the field that underpins modern medicine. It’s always changing and developing, so it’s an exciting and rewarding subject to study.
We’ll begin by studying general biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology and cellular and molecular biology. Then we turn our attention to modern diagnostic techniques and learn about biomedical disciplines including haematology and transfusion science, clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, medical genetics, medical microbiology and clinical immunology.
In your final year, with support from a supervisor, you’ll carry out a research project and explore an area of biomedical science that’s of particular interest to you.
There’s also the option to take a placement year as part of this degree, and gain valuable work experience.
Our three-year course in Cambridge is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, setting you up for a trainee position in an NHS laboratory as a Health and Care Professions Council-registered biomedical scientist. Both our three-year and four-year (placement) courses in Cambridge are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. As well as preparing you for a career in biomedical science, they’ll equip you for further study in science or medicine. We are currently seeking accreditation for this course in Peterborough, from September 2022.
There's a limited opportunity to transfer to Year 1 of our MBChB Medicine degree, following the successful completion of your first year of Biomedical Science, application and interview.
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Introduction to Cell Biology and Biochemistry
- Core Biology
- Mathematics for the Biosciences
- General Microbiology
- Personal and Professional Development - Level 4
- Ruskin Module (15 credits)
- Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology
- Metabolism and its Control
- Principles of Genetics
- Principles of Pathology
- Physiology of Organ Systems
- Laboratory Techniques in DNA Manipulation
- Preparation for Research
- Personal and Professional Development - Level 5
- Human Pathology
- Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science
- Undergraduate Project
- Blood Sciences
- Clinical Immunology
- Current Advances in Biomedical Science
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Microbial Pathogenicity
- Biomedical Case Studies
- Pharmacology and Translational Medicine
Program Tuition Fee
Studying for an accredited degree sets you up for a trainee position in an NHS laboratory as a Health and Care Professions Council-registered biomedical scientist after you graduate.
Our three-year course in Cambridge is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, and we are awaiting accreditation in Peterborough.
In Cambridge, both our three-year and four-year (placement) courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, preparing you for a wide range of biomedical roles or further study.
If you pass the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and have relevant work experience in the healthcare sector, you can apply for a four- or five-year accelerated programme at a UK medical school after graduation.
Cambridgeshire is home to a number of world-renowned biomedical research institutes and biotechnology companies, offering plenty of opportunities for work experience and employment. Or you might decide to stay at ARU and study for one of our postgraduate degrees, such as an MSc in Applied Bioscience. Please use our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
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