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    The ethos of the School of Life & Health Sciences is to produce graduates who can make a real difference to communities. 

    All courses in the School include integrated work experience, enhancing your career prospects and enabling you to apply your skills in a highly relevant environment. And having recently invested in our labs and other facilities, there's never been a better time to choose Aston.

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    Teaching conducted by research experts

    The School has been ranked 5th in UK for Allied Health Professions in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our belief is that research should always be practical, relevant and feedback into your education. By always focusing on the latest and most impactful research, we produce fresh and industry informed curricula that prepare you for the jobs market.

    We offer a range of degrees in Biology and Biomedical Science, allowing you to tailor your degree to your academic and career interests.
    This programme is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in an established, yet dynamic, area. You’ll gain a broad understanding and awareness in biological sciences during the first two years of the programme, before choosing either to continue on the general pathway or to specialise in cell and molecular biology or microbiology and immunology. If you pick a specialism, your final degree title will reflect this.
    Gain a broad understanding and awareness in biological sciences during the first two years of the programme, before specialising in human biology in your final year. Choose from a variety of final year topics, such as stem cell biology, immunology, toxicology or clinical microbiology and infectious disease.
    Our MBiol allows you to study up to Masters level and conduct a substantial research project in our labs - this degree has received interim accreditation from the Society of Biology.
    Our HCPC approved Biomedical Science degree offers a springboard for graduates to work within the NHS and many health-related institutions

    These programmes provides you with the theoretical, practical knowledge and skills needed for a career in biomedical engineering; bridging the gap between health, medicine and engineering.
    Our foundation programmes in science are for applicants without the required qualifications to enter directly onto the first year of their chosen programmes. For international students this may be because further tuition in English is required, or because the education system in their country does not provide education considered equivalent to A-levels. Home students may chose to apply for these programmes either because they have not studied A levels in the required subjects for their chosen programmes, or because they do not have the required grades. Both programmes are taught together. As these programmes are integrated with a particular degree (assuming the required grades are achieved) you must specify the degree that you are interested in pursuing on application so that we can fully assess your suitability. Different entry grades are required for different degree programmes.
    One of the most exciting and rapidly developing of the Life and Medical Sciences. You will receive broad training in the understanding of the brain and nervous system at multiple scales from the microscopic to the whole organism in both health and disease
    • BSc Optometry/MOptom 
      Our Optometry course is highly ranked for student satisfaction. It provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to become a qualified optometrist. We also offer our students the opportunity to continue with further study if they wish, leading to the MOptom qualification.

    • Graduate Diploma in Optometry
      This programme is designed for Optometry graduates who do not achieve the grades required for automatic progression onto the UK pre-registration period. It can also be taken by practitioners whose certificate of clinical competence has expired.
             One of the best routes to a career in Pharmacy with 99% of students finding graduate level work within six months of graduating.
    • BSc Psychology
      This is a broad degree with an emphasis on human behaviour. The degree programme integrates theoretical psychology, techniques of psychological investigation and the major areas of applied psychology.  Available with or without an intergrated placement year.

    • BSc Psychology & Business (Joint Honours)
      This course looks at the practical applications of psychology and business, and the links between theory and practice. 
    • BSc Psychology & Sociology (Joint Honours)
      This course is designed to develop your sociological analysis and research skills and gain a thorough grounding in the principles and research methods of psychology. 

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    If you have any queries about Undergraduate courses within the School of Life & Health Sciences, get in touch.

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    email: lhsadmissions@aston.ac.uk
    tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3000 


    If you would like to provide feedback about the department please contact Dr Liz Moores Associate Dean for Taught Programmes.
    email: e.j.moores@aston.ac.uk