Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University


The core framework for this course is built around modules which develop specific knowledge and skills within the broad subject of DNA-based techniques; there is a strong emphasis towards developing a wide range of current laboratory skills through a variety of practical assessments, research projects and field trips; students are also exposed to current and future applications of medical biotechnology while student-led class debates form an engaging part of several modules surrounding professional and ethical topics; flexibility has been built into key modules, to allow variation in topics.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess or expect to possess when commencing the course a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 or 2.2), based in a science related degree or cognate subject, from a UK higher education institution, or its equivalent, or the equivalent in experiential learning (a minimum of 5 years of qualifying employment); all applicants are required to demonstrate their preparedness for the modules in (medical) biotechnology; prospective students with non-standard entry qualifications are advised to discuss their personal position with the course leader before applying; the university may require submission of appropriate documentary evidence before any particular application is considered. If English is not the 1st language students are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (academic level) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Core modules: Medical biotechnology; molecular genetics and bioinformatics; techniques in DNA analysis; professional and ethical practice in industry; research methods and preparation; major project.

Assessment methods

Essays, practical reports, presentations, scientific paper reviews and written research reports, major project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,100 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,550 per Academic year (home fees) 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 68 68 68