Aston University

Aston University

Health and Disease

This programme provides a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of human disease processes from the molecular to the whole system level and to develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments.

Entry requirements

Students must hold at least a 2nd class Honours degree in a biological, biomedical or niochemical subject, or in a related field, from a recognised university or have a relevant overseas qualification recognised by Aston University; international students whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of English language for example; IELTS: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each area.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced laboratory skills with data analysis and interpretation; understanding professional practice and enhancing employability; mammalian cell biology and culture; human physiology; human disease; stem cells and tissue engineering. Optional modules: introductory molecular biology; industrial fermentation and bioreactors; bioinformatics; immunology; clinical and molecular endocrinology; toxicology; ageing and regenerative medicine; transplantation reactions and immunocompatibility; oxidative stress and inflammatory disease; neurodegenerative disorders; ABC transporters in health and disease; obesity and metabolic disorders.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods employed include examinations and continuous assessment through coursework; these will differ for individual modules.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

Key information

LHS Postgraduate School Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000