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Research at Aston Medical School

Studying at a university that has a strong research profile will benefit your learning experience. 

Why is it important to study at a Medical School that conducts research?

Studying at a research intensive university means that you will be learning from academics who are at the cutting-edge of their discipline. Their in-depth knowledge will incorporate the latest findings and discoveries in the area which will be advantageous to your learning.

What research is conducted at Aston Medical School. 

The Aston Medical Research Institute (AMRI) is the home of medical research at Aston University. Established in 2014 AMRI was created with the purpose of promoting translational medicine and a culture of discovery-based research, to transform lives across the world by taking molecules to market. Scientific discovery demands grit in the pursuit of difficult questions to find innovative solutions. Like leadership, translational medical research requires bringing purpose, people and passion under a common vision and is a celebration of teamwork. 

We were granted degree-awarding powers in 2015 by Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. We now have six students studying PhDs with us, funded through a variety of sponsors including the British Heart Foundation. The School has secured research funding from organisations such as Diabetes UK, the Marie Curie Fellowship and British Heart Foundation, and in the last two years our staff have published over 60 medical papers in leading journals. As a medical student at Aston you will be taught by, and exposed to, these internationally renowned, passionate and insightful researchers. Your clinical education will be combined with their cutting edge research in technologies and translational medicine (“from bench to bedside”). The specific research topics are: maternal health, cardiovascular medicine, regenerative medicine and mental health.

Where can I find out more about research at Aston Medical School?

You can discover more here.