Biological Sciences Aston University, Birmingham


Our BSc Biological Sciences course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. It focuses on the study of life, from the simplest organism to the complexity of the human species.

Throughout the course you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in an established, yet dynamic, area. You will 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 cell and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology or human biology. If you pick a specialism, your final degree title will reflect this.

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 while some continue with postgraduate study.

Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology which means that the course is certified as containing a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers

  • Our optional placement year (4 year sandwich course) offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects

  • Employed Biological Sciences Aston graduates earn £1,800 (11%) more than the UK average one year after graduating (LEO, 2017)

  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Biological Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2019)

  • Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Biological Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2019)

  • 92% of Biology students at Aston were satisfied with the teaching on their course (NSS, 2017).

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