12 months
19300 GBP/year
9450 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the Biosciences for Industry programme from Aston University, and develop and advanced understanding of recent scientific and technological developments that play a fundamental part of growing the UK Biotechnology industry.

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The Biosciences for Industry programme from Aston University aims to enable you to develop an understanding of recent scientific and technological developments, to use this knowledge in industrial applications, as well as a practical skillset for further research and learning, such as PhD study.

Aston is home to an expansive and highly regarded bioscience research department.

You’ll be taught by passionate research active academics whose specialist areas of research include the development of tissue-engineered in vitro models of disease, specifically wound infections, optimisation of bioprocesses for the advance of cellular therapies, and membrane proteins and enzymes.

This research is fed into our teaching, to ensure that you not only have access to the very latest trends and thinking in this specialist area, but that you also develop a critical appreciation of recent scientific developments and their clinical and industrial application.

Career prospects

Graduates from this course are prepared both for a research-focused role in industry and academia, in addition to industrial process development and commercial sectors.

You can therefore expect to apply for roles in further research, in the form of a PhD or research assistant, or undertake a career in commercial or process engineering bioindustry sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essential Laboratory Skills
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Applied Biotechnology
  • Cell Factories and their Industrial Applications
  • Purification Strategies and Biomolecules
  • Manufacturing of Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Professional Development and Research Communication Skills
  • Laboratory Competency Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The sooner you make the application the better especially if you are an international student who requires a VISA to study the course starts in September.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Lower second class honours degree (2:2) with a minimum overall of 55% or above 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.

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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