All modules are available via on campus or distance learning (excluding Microbiology and Genetics which is only available by on campus attendance.
We welcome applications from international students who are already in the UK with a valid visa; however we are not able to accept those who wish to come to the UK solely to take this course. Students taking this course by distance learning must be based in the UK.
For both modes of study, students must attend a BMS Top-up Induction session on campus in week zero (mid-September), at which we will show you how to access your university record and Blackboard (the Virtual Learning Environment). All course material, including recorded lectures, self-assessment quizzes, timetables, and some directed reading will be available on Blackboard online; coursework submission and feedback are also mainly via this route. Blackboard allows you to access a comprehensive range of study materials, scientific journals, e-journals, databases and much more.
On campus: each runs over several weeks in either Term 1 or 2, please see the individual module pages for more information.
Distance learning: study can be spread out over the term and a week-by-week study guide is available. Recorded lectures are made available after they are delivered to attendance students as detailed above.
All students will be required to attend on campus examinations in either the January or May exam weeks.
Our courses are written and delivered by staff at the forefront of Life and Health Sciences teaching and research. Many members of staff practise / have practised professionally. In the recent Teaching Excellence Framework assessment, Aston was awarded a Gold rating. Our courses are regularly reviewed by relevant professional experts.
Biomedical Science top up modules course director: Dr Jonathan Cox