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Biological Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Biology 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. 

As a BSc Biological Sciences 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 choose modules that mean that you continue on the general biological sciences pathway, specialise in human biology, cell and molecular biology or in microbiology and immunology. 

You’ll gain a broad understanding and awareness in biological sciences during the first two years of the programme, before choosing either to continue on the general pathway or to specialise in human biology, cell and molecular biology, or microbiology and immunology. If you pick a specialism, your final degree title will reflect this.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Aston University is a large  coeducational higher education institution. Aston University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbiology I
  • Physiology for Biologists
  • Inheritance and Population Genetics
  • Development and Human Anatomy
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Introductory Immunology
  • Key Skills I
  • Microbiology II
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Metabolism
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Endocrinology
  • Immunology
  • Key Skills II

                                              English Language Requirements

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                                              Academic Requirements

                                              General Requirements

                                              • All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on all previous and predicted qualifications, experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades of CCC if the application is of a high standard. 
                                              • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. 
                                                • GCSE requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths Grade C/4.

                                                • All applicants receiving offers will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.

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                                              Tuition Fee

                                              • International

                                                18500 GBP/year
                                                Tuition Fee
                                                Based on the original amount of 18500 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.


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