Taught course

Applied Bioscience

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • A UK honours degree at 2.2 or above (or equivalent) in the following subjects: Biomedical Science, Biological Science, Genetics, Molecular Biology, or Cell Biology or a UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in a cognate science degree (subjects closely related to Biomedical Science, Biological Science, Genetics, Molecular or Cell Biology).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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 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).

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,000 (part-time), £10,000 (full-time)
International students
£7,900 (part-time), £15,800 (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    28-33 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team