Our MBiol Biological Sciences course is offered either as a four year integrated masters course or a five year integrated masters course with placement. It will take you a step further than the traditional BSc. It is designed to produce graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake a career in research, particularly in the area of human health and disease.
You will gain a deep understanding and awareness in biological sciences during the first two years of the course, which are the same as our BSc Biological Sciences. During your third and final years you will develop your knowledge further in taught modules, as well as carrying out a six month laboratory research project. Many students consider the research project to be the highlight of the course.
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.
Key course benefits:
- This course has Advanced Degree Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology which recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future
- Our optional placement year (5 year 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 Aston Biological Sciences graduates earn £1,800 (11%) more than the UK average one year after graduating (LEO, 2017)
- 92% of Aston Biology students were satisfied with the teaching on their course (NSS, 2017).
Study topics such as key skills, microbiology, biochemistry, physiology, inheritance and population genetics, development and human anatomy, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology.
Learn more about microbiology, key skills and immunology, in addition to new topics including metabolism, molecular genetics, biotechnology, endocrinology, and molecular pathology.
The optional placement year gives you valuable experience and will set your studies in the context of a working environment alongside professionals.
Complete a literature research project and develop your practical key skills. Study topics such as applied molecular biology, immunology, bioethics, human physiology, food microbiology, clinical microbiology and infectious disease, cell biology, medical biochemistry, toxicology, cell biology of cancer metastasis, and the biological basis of human disease.
You will complete a 6 month research project and study masters-level modules on topics like mammalian cell biology & culture cell differentiation, tissues regeneration, and biomedical imaging.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
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Aston uni is right in the heart of Birmingham, which is amazing as all the facilities and the big city are right on our doorstep. The lectures are really informative and interesting, and the staff make a big effort to give you practical experience on top of the theoretical content, which is perfect. They also offer paid placement years on top of your degree, so you can get vital on the job experience that looks really great on your CV. The employability services in the SU are really dedicated and have loads of great opportunities too.
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