MSc Applied Bioscience

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Develop your skills in major areas of biomedical science and focus on rapidly-evolving research into the applications of bioscience in healthcare.

As well as being accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, our part-time MSc Biomedical Science degree is guided by an employers’ panel that includes the NHS.

Offered by distance learning and designed to fit in with your working life, this course is a great asset to your professional development.

You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your studies by choosing a specialist pathology area. Through this you can either enhance your knowledge and understanding of your current field or open up a new career path in a different specialism or an area such as management.

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Specialist facilities

Here at ARU you'll have access to our cutting-edge Science Centre, which features:

  • four floors of labs and teaching space as well as facilities
  • specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories
  • a modern, 300-seat lecture theatre.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Healthcare is a rapidly growing and constantly evolving sector. Our MSc Applied Bioscience supports this by encouraging 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.

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.

If you studied for the PG Cert or PG Dip initially, you can choose to complete further modules and top-up to a full Masters degree.

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Improve your employability, progress in your career, and take on an intellectual challenge with our flexible postgraduate degrees.

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