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Health and medical science

You want to make a difference to people’s wellbeing. Get the skills you need for a fulfilling career in health care or medical science - whether you're just starting out in your chosen profession, or you want to boost your existing knowledge and experience with a Masters degree or research programme.

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Biomedical Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

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Available as:
3 years full-time
4 years with foundation
4 years with placement
3 years full-time Peterborough
4 years with foundation 2022
Course features
  • Learn how to investigate and treat disease
  • Use specialist tissue culture and microbiology labs
  • Gain valuable work experience with a placement year

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Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Health and medical science is an incredibly broad field, and there are lots of career paths you could follow. At ARU, we've got a course to fit your ambitions.

You might be interested in frontline healthcare. If that's the case, you can train as a paramedic, operating department practitioner or counsellor – or, at postgraduate level, a physician associate, mental health professional or surgical practitioner. Or perhaps it's healthcare management that interests you, in which case our MSc or MBA courses can help you fine-tune your leadership skills.

Alternatively, you can choose to focus on medical, biomedical or pharmaceutical science – developing your skills through hands-on research and lab experimentation.

As a student at ARU, you'll join one of two faculties. The Faculty of Science and Engineering trains biomedical scientists in our state-of-the-art Science Centre. Meanwhile, our Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care has been training healthcare professionals for more than 25 years, so you know you're in good hands.

Take a tour

Inside the SuperLab

Explore the lab space used by our pharmaceutical and medical science students - just one of the specialist facilities at ARU.

Specialist labs and facilties

Our learning spaces at ARU include:

  • purpose-built skills labs offering the very best in experiential learning
  • level 2 Category multi-functional SuperLab
  • mock operating theatre
  • a cutting-edge Science Centre, with seven floors of labs and teaching space.


"Looking back upon the last ten months, it is truly astonishing how far my cohort has come. I feel it is a testament to the fantastic lectures and tutors at ARU just how much we've learnt and developed since we began the course."


BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science student

Read about Ben's first year at ARU
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