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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

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Studying Biomedical Sciences at ARU Peterborough

As a Biomedical Sciences student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll learn in our specialist training laboratory, designed to mirror real-world labs in this fast-moving field of science.

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Forge a career in the exciting and dynamic specialism of Biomedical sciences, where research is constantly leading to breakthroughs and medical advances that have an impact on the health and the wellbeing of society. It’s a rewarding and never more important field as it underpins modern medicine in our forever developing and changing world.

On our Biomedical Sciences degree at ARU Peterborough, you’ll learn about the human body at a molecular, organ and systems level. You’ll discover how to investigate and treat disease with our passionate and highly qualified lecturers. who will share the latest findings about conditions such as cancer, diabetes, antibiotic resistance, and haemostasis.

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Specialist facilities

ARU Peterborough offers a dedicated, purpose-built Science Lab equipped with a wide range of specialist laboratory equipment which you’ll use in your practicals and projects.

Experience our Biomedical Sciences facilities with our virtual tour.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


What can you do with a degree in Biomedical Sciences?

With a degree in Biomedical Sciences, you could pursue a career as a microbiologist, a clinical scientist, a physician associate, or a scientific laboratory technician, typically within the health care or pharmaceutical sectors.

This degree is also valuable if you want to work in the life sciences industry.

ARU Peterborough focuses on your employability; we’ve collaborated with over 170 employers to ensure you graduate with the skills valued in industry.

If you wish to become a doctor and pass the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), plus 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.

There's a limited opportunity to transfer to Year 1 of our MBChB Medicine degree, following successful completion of your first year of Biomedical Science, application, and interview.

Alternatively, you may decide to stay at ARU and study one of our postgraduate degrees, such as MSc Applied Bioscience. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

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Foundation year available

This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.

Life in Peterborough

Study in the heart of Peterborough, a historic yet thriving city that's a great home for students. ARU Peterborough is easily accessible by public transport, making it ideal for you to live and study locally.

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