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.
You’ll begin by studying general biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and cellular and molecular biology. You’ll then turn your attention to modern diagnostic techniques and learn about biomedical disciplines including haematology and transfusion science, clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, medical genetics, medical microbiology, and clinical immunology.
In your final year, with support from a supervisor, you’ll carry out a research project and explore an area of biomedical sciences that’s of particular interest to you.
You could also choose to study BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science in Cambridge; our three-year course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Both our three-year and four-year (placement) courses in Cambridge are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
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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.
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Senior lecturer, Course Director
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
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.
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.
This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.
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.Get to know Peterborough
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