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MSc in Biomedical Sciences

Aston University
En Birmingham (Inglaterra)

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Tipología Postgraduate
Lugar Birmingham (Inglaterra)
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  • Birmingham (Inglaterra)
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Why choose this course?
Provides a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of human physiology from the molecular to the body/systems level. Offers an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments. An ideal foundation for entering the pharmaceutical industry, the Scientific Civil Service or for further studies leading to a PhD

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Requisitos: Entry Requirements This programme is open to suitably qualified international and UK graduates. Potential students must hold at least a 2nd class honours degree in a biological, biomedical or biochemistry based subject from a UK University, or, when outside the UK, a degree or qualification deemed to be at least of equivalent standing. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our  English language requirements If students do not meet these requirements in their language...

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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inglaterra
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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inglaterra
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Fees for 2018 entry:

UK/EU students: £6,900
International students: £16,850

International scholarships - We have scholarships for African & South American students

Aston Alumni discount - 20% discount



Course outline 

This taught MSc Biomedical Sciences programme is designed to provide training and experience in Biomedical Sciences. The specific aims are to:

  • provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes from the molecular to the body/systems level
  • develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology
  • enable students to gain, through a research project, additional specialist knowledge and practical expertise
  • prepare students for a broad spectrum of career opportunities spanning academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of biomedical sciences. The course is also an excellent foundation for further studies leading to a PhD. 


The programme is based around a core of six modules and a research project that provide detailed study and practical experience in key areas of biomedical sciences and in the development of professional skills.

The taught topics include: outlines of major human diseases, immunology, stem cells and regenerative medicine, research methods, and how to exploit your research.

The supervised research project will last for four months and be at the level expected for the first year of PhD studies. Examples of projects include mechanisms of cancer cell migration; interactions between hormones and cells in diabetes; production and purification of membrane proteins and understanding endothelial cell dysfunction in conditions such as pre-eclampsia.

Modules are as follows:
  • Human Diseases  
This module includes lectures on atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
  • Immunology
This is aimed at understanding the cellular and molecular basis of immunity and how these may be controlled and develop a more detailed knowledge of the functioning of the immune system in health and disease.
  • Toxicology
This course is aimed at those with little background in chemistry, but a predominantly biological experience. The course begins with an overview of the major structure of Toxicology as an area, followed by a view of the summarized routes whereby toxins damage cells. The second part of the course outlines the impact of biotransformational and direct toxicity on the lungs.
  • Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology
This modules provides an in-depth understanding of the normal human endocrine system, diseases associated with abnormalities with this system, the molecular causes of some of these abnormalities and how the diseases are treated.
  • Human Physiology 
The aims of this module are to allow you to examine the mechanisms and processes through which the body achieves and maintains homeostasis. At the end of this modules you should be able to understamd the principles of homeostatic control which operate within cells, between cells, within tissues and organs and between tissues
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project