Develop the core knowledge and technical skills you need for a successful bioscience-related career by studying your Biological Sciences FdSc with ARU in Peterborough
Our Biological Sciences FdSc course will provide you with a detailed knowledge and understanding of key biological processes and principles, together with the technical and scientific skills you’ll need to acquire, interpret and analyse data in health or laboratory settings.
At ARU, we’ll introduce you to the specific techniques and applications used in a broad range of sectors, including pathology, biomedicine, toxicology and forensics, as well as environmental settings such as pollution monitoring and control.
Studying a Biological Sciences FdSc course will give you a strong set of work-based skills, including the ability to confidently select and apply various techniques to specific scientific requirements. You’ll also gain a good understanding of the bioscience sector and how it operates.
Specifically you’ll be able to:
When you graduate you’ll have a widely respected foundation qualification, as well as the option to add a further year of study and top-up to a full degree. If you do so you can study a range of specialisms including biomedicine, disease control, zoology and science teaching.
Many of our Biological Science graduates have built successful careers in the health services or in laboratory settings such as pathology, biomedicine, toxicology, forensics, and pollution monitoring or control.
We’ll assess your progress using exams and essay assignments, as well as your portfolio, practical work and presentations.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
UK students (and EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021) can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.
Government funding includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a range of ARU scholarships, which can provide extra financial support while you’re at university.
64 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent).
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
Full-time, part-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years)
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
Work-based, part-time undergraduate (4 years)
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