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Aston University: Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Institution Aston University View institution profile
Department School of Life and Health Sciences
Web www.aston.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

As diseases emerge and evolve, medicine needs new and innovative ways of combating them to save people’s lives.

Through an increased understanding of stem cells, scientists are discovering new treatments to repair diseased and damaged organs, and curing numerous health conditions and diseases. From exploring transplantation to cell regeneration, stem cell research really is the future of medicine.

By studying Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicines MSc at Aston, you’ll discover more about how the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine and drug discovery is one of the most crucial areas of research today. You will gain the skills, insight and experience to be an indispensable asset to public or private organisations working at the forefront of medical research.

Bioscience research at Aston

Aston is home to an expansive and highly regarded bioscience research department.

You’ll be taught by passionate research active academics whose specialist areas of research include the use of stem cells in the treatment of disease like Alzheimer's, genetically modified cells, the bioprocessing of stem cells and tissue-engineered in vitro models of disease.

This research is fed into the teaching on our courses, ensuring that you not only have access to the very latest trends and thinking in this specialist area, but that you also develop a critical appreciation of recent scientific developments and their clinical and industrial application.

International students and post-study work visa

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students. Students from over 120 different countries choose to study with us every year. Aston is not only a great place to study, based in the centre of Birmingham it’s also a great place to live.

As a University, we welcomed the creation of a new immigration route which will enable international students to remain in the UK for two years after they have completed their studies to find work. The new post-study work visa will apply to international students starting undergraduate and postgraduate courses from 2020.

Course outline

From lab based practical work, to ethics, and drug development, this course is an ideal mix of practical and theoretical exploration into stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Throughout your time at Aston, you’ll develop a high level of scientific knowledge, gaining an understanding of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine from the molecular to the whole system level. You will experience specialist training in essential laboratory skills from the very start of the course, and investigate the involvement of ethical considerations in stem cell-based research and the application of regenerative medicines.

A series of specialist modules, covering topics from how immune systems interact with the application of stem cells, to screening and toxicology will further develop your knowledge, before you take on your extensive final research project in an area of your choosing.

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Aston University




Aston University is a stimulating and enjoyable place to study. We pride ourselves on providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment and are committed to giving you the opportunity to achieve your full potential. You will learn in a friendly and diverse community in the centre of Birmingham, a vibrant and multicultural city in the heart of the UK.

Teaching
You will be taught by both academic experts and practitioners who bring a wealth of real world experience into the classroom. There is an emphasis on learning by doing, to ensure that you gain practical experience by applying …

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