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Biological Sciences (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
As a Biological Sciences (Hons) from the Aston University  student you will follow a common first and second year allowing you to develop a thorough understanding and awareness of the subject. In your final year you will have the option to study a wide range of modules. 
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Overview

The Biological Sciences (Hons) from the Aston University  can be studied at several levels ranging from molecular interactions at a sub-cellular level to cellular interactions at a tissue level, or even the interactions of whole organisms. Biology therefore encompasses many academic fields that may be regarded as individual disciplines.

Student satisfaction for this course is very high. Our student and graduate profiles will give you an insight in to why so many of them are happy to be part of Biological Sciences and the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston.

Your future career prospects

Graduate employment for Biology students mirrors the outstanding success of Aston University as a whole. 

Our graduates enter a wide range of professional careers, including research, health, welfare and the biological industries. In addition to scientific positions, some graduates enter general management and personnel work as well as product development and marketing. Some continue with postgraduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with integrated placement year

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biomolecules
  • Cells to Systems
  • Microbiology and Genetics
  • Metabolic Physiology for Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Mechanisms of Pathology
  • Human Disease
  • Cell Signalling and Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • A Level 
  • ABB-BBB (must include Biology)
  • BTEC
  • Are welcome with the relevant A Level subjects, please see below for further details
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 32 – 31 Overall (HL 5, 5, 5 must include Biology)
  • GCSEs
  • Five GCSEs all at grade C/4 and must include Mathematics and English Language

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • £1,250 during placement year for UK/EU students
  • £2,500 during placement year for international students

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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