- 4 years full-time degree in Biomedical Science with industry placement year (IBMS accredited)
- 4 year full-time degree in Applied Biomedical Science with integrated clinical placement year in a clinical pathology accredited (CPA) laboratory (IBMS accredited/HCPC approved)
UCAS Code: C900
- All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on all previous and predicted qualifications, experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall slightly below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above.
- This course requires all applicants to uphold professional standards of behaviour.
- 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.
A Level: ABB-BBB including Biology or Human Biology at Grade B. You are required to successfully complete the practical element of the Biology / Human Biology A Level. Chemistry at A/AS level welcomed but not essential.
We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking a maximum of one set of resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications. However, if you have had more than one attempt at improving your grades, your application will be considered on an individual basis and we reserve to make an amended (higher) offer, or not make an offer.
IB: 32 points (Biology Higher Level 6 points)
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science: DD plus A level Biology at grade B
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science: D*DD and A-level Biology at grade C
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma: D plus two A Levels, including Biology at grades AB
We welcome applications from students who have taken BTEC qualifications as a first option and who achieved five or more GCSEs (including Maths and English) at grade C or above.You must also meet the additional A-Level requirements listed above.
We do not consider applications from students who are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number and/or standard of A-levels for admission to our programmes and subsequently embark on a BTEC as a second option. Instead we would encourage you to resit your A-levels (see our resit policy).
All BTEC applicants must also pass the practical element of their A-level Biology.
For 2017 entry only we will accept BTEC students with an AS-Level in Biology instead of the full A-level.
Access to HE: Access to Science for mature students (21+) considered on an individual basis
Other qualifications: If your qualification is not listed, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
International qualifications: International students can discover more about the qualifications we accept on our international pages.
International Foundation Programme in Science (Aston University): We also welcome international students with equivalent qualifications to apply for our courses. For international students without equivalent qualifications, it is also possible to gain entry to this course by completing an International Foundation Programme at Aston University, although please note the progression requirements to our courses. International applicants expected to gain foundation diplomas from other providers are welcomed and will be considered on a case by case basis.
Foundation Programme in Science (Aston University): For students with good A-level (or equivalent) grades, but who narrowly miss our standard requirements, it is also possible to gain entry to this course by completing a Foundation Year, although please note the progression requirements. The minimum A level grades we consider for entry to this course via the Foundation Programme in Science is CCC, including a C in A level Biology.
Students from Singapore: You can benefit from our BSc Medical Bioscience course delivered in Singapore through a collaboration between Aston University and the East Asia Institute of Management (EASB).