36 months
19300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Biological Sciences (Hons) programme at Aston University 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. 

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Our BSc Biological Sciences course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). RSB accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, preparing graduates to address the needs of employers. The criteria set by the RSB requires evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.

Students who achieve a minimum of 60% in their second year will be given the option to transfer onto our integrated masters MBiol programme. Our MBiol Biological Sciences course holds Advanced Degree Accreditation by the RSB*. This advanced accreditation recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The criteria require evidence that graduates from the course meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining a substantial period of research experience.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Biological Sciences (Hons) programme at Aston University enter a wide range of professional careers, including:

  • research
  • health
  • welfare
  • biological industries in roles such as laboratory technician and research assistant.

In addition to scientific positions, some graduates enter general management and personnel work, as well as product development and marketing, while others move into teaching, continue with further research or study including MSc and PhD qualifications.

Recent destinations include:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Asterand Bioscience
  • Aston University
  • Berwick Partners
  • IVC Brunel Healthcare
  • National Milk Laboratories

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Five GCSEs which must include Maths and English Language all at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these. 
  • 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.
  • IB: 31 points overall and must include grades 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects which must include Biology. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Mathematics and English Language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
  • International/EU students During placement year: £2,500

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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