Develop the scientific knowledge and technical skills you need to build a rewarding career in the growing bioscience sector.
You’ll develop a detailed understanding of key biological processes and principles, together with the technical and scientific skills to carry out investigations and interpret and report results.
We’ll introduce you to the specific techniques and applications used in a broad range of sectors, including pathology, biomedicine, toxicology and forensics, as well as environmental settings such as pollution monitoring and control.
Work-based learning is an important part of our course. During practical sessions you’ll learn how to select and apply various techniques to specific scientific requirements. We’ll also give you a thorough introduction to the bioscience sector and how it operates.
By the time you graduate you’ll be able to design, plan, safely conduct, record and report on investigations; collect and analyse data in the lab or field; and understand how best to select, analyse, collate and report data.
You’ll also have a widely respected qualification, which you can top-up to a full honours degree with a further year of study.
Many of our graduates have built successful careers in the health services or in laboratory settings such as pathology, biomedicine, toxicology, forensics, and pollution monitoring or control.
We’ll assess your progress using exams and essay assignments, as well as your portfolio, practical work and presentations.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
The course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
88 UCAS tariff points. Required subjects: 2 A levels in related subjects (ie Biology, preferably with Chemistry in addition). GCSE(s) required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Important additional notes
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All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
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