Research course

Biomaterials and Bio-molecular Science Research Group

Aston University · School of Engineering and Applied Science

Entry requirements

Equivalent of a good UK Honours degree (first or upper second-class) in chemistry, materials science, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or chemical engineering. For further information about entry requirements, contact Aston University.

Months of entry


Course content

The core expertise of the group lies in the application of a fundamental molecular understanding to rapidly developing areas such as biomimetic systems, assay development and high-throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry and biology, de novo molecular design, biological chemistry and biomaterials.

Department specialisms

Biocompatible and biomimetic polymers, design and fabrication of new soft tissue analogues for biomedical applications, synthesis and characterisation of analogues of biological fluids.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum in each section) or TOEFL 550 / 213 is required for applicants whose first language is not English.

Fees and funding

On-going funding from EPSRC, BBSRC, EU, TCD and a range of national and international companies means that research opportunities for well-qualified students are usually available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Research Co-ordinator
0121 204 3663