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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

From the gene to the cell, to the whole person; if you have a passion for exploring how the human body works, study our BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences course. Biological Sciences asks deeper questions about the human body and challenges facing humankind such as; Why are some people more prone to certain diseases and medical conditions than others?How can we ensure that people remain healthier as they get older?Why do bacteria evolve to defend themselves against antibiotics and what can we do about it in the future? In its attempt to answer these questions, biology encompasses many areas of scientific study such as living organisms, life cycles, adaptations, and the environment. Biological science also incorporates a wealth of exciting and diverse topics from biochemistry and biotechnology to genetics, microbiology and physiology.Biological Sciences at Aston offers you an incredible mix of top-quality teaching, world class research and the opportunity to gain real world experience with our optional placement year. For those who achieve the required grades in the second year, you will be given the option to enhance your learning by transferring onto our integrated masters MBiol programme; giving you the platform to be a research and development leader and innovator of the future.The best way to prepare you for your future career is to gain experience in the real world of work. That's why our course offers you the option to complete an integrated placement year, taken between the second and final years of your degree.Designed to make you stand out in the graduate crowd, you can undertake placements in hospital, industrial or research laboratories, as well as non-laboratory settings.**Key course benefits:**- Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, certified as containing a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.- Enhance and develop your specialist research and laboratory skills with our optional MBiol masters year, which allows you to undertake a 6 month final year project in a research laboratory. - Aston is ranked 2nd in the UK for Health Professions (Guardian University Guide, 2022).- In the Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects – on track (Complete University Guide 2022).- In the Top 10 in the UK for research quality in Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2022). - Ranked 12th in the UK for a career after 15 months (Biosciences, Guardian University Guide, 2022).

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,700per year

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A level : BBB

BBB in three A level subjects including Biology.BBC in three A level subjects including Biology and B in either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).BCC in three A level subjects including Biology for our contextual offer scheme (more details https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready).Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies.We welcome applicatio

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

The Aston international pre-master's programme is for international students who want to accomplish a postgraduate degree at Aston Business School.
Extensive support including help gaining work experience, free English language support and a range of scholarships to help talented international students.
Over 250 partnerships in around 45 countries with a range of high profile institutions across the world, plus an amazing global network of alumni.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 100 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    111 50%

    68th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    11th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    29th

    48

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