Postgraduate (12 months, 15 months full-time, part-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months.
Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months.
Semester 1: Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 and Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Semester 2: Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00 and Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00
Develop your skills in major areas of biomedical science, including molecular cell biology, biomedical genetics and specialised topics in medical diagnostics. You'll focus on rapidly-evolving research into the applications of bioscience in healthcare whilst working in our impressive Cambridge Science Centre laboratories.
Throughout our course you'll develop advanced knowledge and skills in the diverse areas of applied bioscience, emphasising on medical applications You'll also develop a comprehensive understanding of advanced analytical techniques. Upon completion of your Masters, 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.
The state-of-the art facilities in our new Science Centre include specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories, as well as general teaching and research labs. We have a wide range of specialist laboratory equipment which you will use in practicals and your projects. We maintain strong links to a number of hospitals within the NHS, and related industries within the East of England.
Our course is suitable for those 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, as well as students with a strong background in ‘traditional’ analytical science (chemistry or biology).
Course Leader: Dr Havovi Chichger
Benefit from being in the centre of Cambridge, home of world-renowned research laboratories, including the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Addenbrooke's and the Babraham Research Institute
Healthcare is a rapidly growing and constantly evolving sector. MSc Applied Bioscience course encourages the development of specialist cross-disciplinary laboratory skills, such as molecular genetics and bioinformatics, accompanied by an emphasis on professional practice. Graduates from the MSc Applied Bioscience course will have training to progress into a wide range of careers within the sciences, including industry and academic research, clinical trials, product development, production and quality assurance.
Cambridge is the home of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Biomedical Campus at Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Babraham Research Institute. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to attend seminars or events with Cambridge’s many local biotechnology companies. Graduates from the course are also in the perfect position to continue an academic career and move up to our Biomedical Science PhD.
MSc Applied Bioscience is the right course for you if you:
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 above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, 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 part-time 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 won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We 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.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Distance learning, part-time postgraduate (12 months, 15 months, 3 years)
Full-time, part-time postgraduate (12 months, 16 months)
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