Biosciences, M.Res. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 months
20100 GBP/year
9650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study Biosciences at Aston University, Birmingham and develop hands-on, lab-based, research experience, in the specialist area of biosciences with our extended research project. 


This Biosciences programme at Aston University has been designed for those with an undergraduate biosciences degree who want to pursue an exciting and rewarding career as a scientific researcher. The course is an ideal blend of skills-based lab work, theory, research, and personal development.

You'll gain a high level of specialist knowledge in your chosen field of interest. The main focus of the programme is an extended research project, which takes up much of the year, where you will gain direct experience of working within the collaborative environment of a modern biosciences research laboratory, alongside research active staff from a range of specialist bioscience fields.

Career prospects

On successful graduation, you will have not only developed a wide range of highly desirable practical laboratory skills and techniques through hands-on research experience, but also crucial skills in team working, critical thinking and communication.

These skills and experience will ensure you are well prepared for a research-focused role in industry; or to undertake further research, in the form of a PhD at Aston or another leading university.

Throughout your time with us, you will have access to specialist support and guidance from our dedicated biosciences team of academics, alongside the Aston University career service, to help you to plan the next step of your career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essential Laboratory Skills
  • Professional Development and Research Communication Skills
  • Research Competency Assessment
  • Postgraduate Research Skills
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upper second class (2:1) honours degree from a recognised university in a biological, biomedical or biochemistry based subject, or a related field. More information on international degree requirements can be found on our Aston in your country webpage.
  • 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

    20100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9650 GBP for the full programme 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.


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