Biosciences at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

The MRes in Biosciences offers a broad range of specialised subject area disciplines within biological sciences, including cellular and molecular biology; ageing and age-related disease; immunology; biotechnology; stem cells and tissue engineering; and Microbiology. This course is specifically designed for those with an undergraduate biosciences degree* who aspire to pursue an exciting and rewarding career as a scientific researcher. The course programme provides an ideal blend of theoretical knowledge and practical, skills-based laboratory work. As a student, you will engage in advanced coursework that delves into the fundamental principles, recent advancements, and emerging trends in your chosen field of specialisation. In the laboratory setting, you will develop a solid foundation in research methodologies, critical thinking, and data analysis, enabling you to design and execute robust experiments and effectively evaluate scientific literature. *A biosciences-related degree is a strict entry requirement for this course. If you are unsure whether your qualification meets the standards of this course, contact [email protected]. Research projects The primary focus of the Biosciences MRes programme is the extended research project, which takes up much of the year of study. This research project will provide you with a good experience of working within the collaborative environment of a modern biosciences research laboratory, studying alongside active research staff, all of which are from a broad range of biosciences specialist areas. We offer a wide variety of research projects to suit your interests, which are designed to reflect the diverse nature of biosciences research conducted at Aston University. To apply for this course you will have a good fundamental knowledge of the area in which they wish to specialise in. For a full list of extended research projects available visit the Aston course page. International students and post-study work visa Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students. Students from over 120 different countries choose to study with us every year. Aston is not only a great place to study, based in the centre of Birmingham it’s also a great place to live. As a University, we welcomed the creation of a new immigration route which will enable international students to remain in the UK for two years after they have completed their studies to find work. The new post-study work visa will apply to international students starting undergraduate and postgraduate courses from 2020. For more information on post-work visas, please see our website.

Assessment method

Assessment on the course will be through a combination of class tests, individual and group coursework, projects, presentations and practical assessments.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from candidates interested in our course who have the skills and capability to excel. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation. All applicants require: Upper second class (2:1) honours degree from a recognised university in a biological, biomedical or biochemistry based subject, or a related field. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students’ undergraduate degree was studied in an English-speaking country.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9750 Year 1
Scotland £9750 Year 1
Wales £9750 Year 1
International £20700 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biosciences at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS