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 while working in our impressive Science Centre laboratories.
Our MSc Applied Bioscience course will equip you with an array of practical and conceptual skills which are vital for a career in biosciences, whether in an academic, clinical or industrial setting.
You’ll develop advanced knowledge and skills in diverse areas of applied bioscience, with an emphasis on medical applications. You’ll also gain a comprehensive understanding of advanced analytical techniques.
On completion of this Masters degree 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.
Study in our Science Centre in Cambridge and you’ll be immersed in an environment that mirrors a modern laboratory setting.
Our specialist facilities include tissue culture and microbiology laboratories, as well as general teaching and research labs.
You’ll benefit from the expertise of our Biomedical Science team and our links with Cambridge’s world-renowned research laboratories. Throughout your course you’ll also have the opportunity to attend seminars or events at the city’s many biotechnology companies.
MSc Applied Bioscience is the right course for you if you:
It's suitable for those wishing to progress from a relevant first degree to specialise in the medical applications of bioscience, such as molecular and cell biology, or for students with a strong background in the ‘traditional’ analytical sciences of chemistry or biology.
We offer a full Masters, or the intermediate awards of Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, to suit your needs. You can choose to study full- or part-time; at ARU our postgraduate courses fit in with your life.
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This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
Healthcare is a rapidly growing and constantly evolving sector. Our MSc Applied Bioscience encourages the development of specialist cross-disciplinary laboratory skills in areas such as molecular genetics and bioinformatics, together with an emphasis on professional practice.
Graduates of this Masters course will have the training to progress into a wide range of careers within the sciences, including in academic, clinical and industrial 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.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our MPhil/PhD Biomedical Science. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.
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