Undergraduate Pathway: Optometry, Medical and Life Science
Put your future under the microscope
This undergraduate pathway will provide students with the necessary skills to begin studying at level 4 in courses related to Optometry, Medical Science and Life Sciences.
Students will be introduced to the core skills necessary to succeed in higher education, including thinking critically, researching and referencing appropriately, demonstrating appropriate numeracy and ICT skills, and communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
In addition to these fundamental study skills, Students will be given an introduction to the various scientific disciplines underpinning the life sciences. Fundamental mathematical skills will be covered in order to support students’ other subjects and give them confidence in manipulating data.
Students will be introduced to molecular and cellular biology, and how these fields are applied to real-world investigations. Students will also study the biology of micro and macro organisms, with reference to both human and animal structures.
Students will be introduced to the core concepts of chemistry, with a particular focus on organic chemistry, and will also be given a grounding in the core principles of physics, applied to living organisms.
Pathways at Anglia Ruskin University
Pathway & Course Information
For more information about intake semesters and campus location please see our course matrix.
Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of the following from Anglia Ruskin University:
- BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour
- BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
- BSc (Hons) Crime & Investigative Studies
- BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
- BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Biodiversity and Conservation
- BSc (Hons) Medical Science
- BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing
- BOptom (Hons) Optometry*
- BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science
- BSc (Hons) Public Health
- BSc (Hons) Zoology
*Please note that the BSc (Hons) Optometry course is only available to international fee paying students.
To find out the academic requirements of our programmes please see Academic Requirements which outlines the entry requirements by country. Unless stated requirements are standard across all programmes -