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MSc Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Course Description

This programme aims to provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine - from the molecular to the whole system level. The programme aims to enable students to develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in these areas of modern biomedical sciences and its clinical and industrial application, as well as a practical skill set for further research and learning, e.g. PhD studies.

The opportunity to undertake a work experience placement will enable students to further their employability and transferable skills and develop links with participating clinical and industrial partners.

This course offers a flexible framework of core and optional modules.

The core modules are

• Advanced Laboratory Skills with data analysis and interpretation

• Understanding Professional Practice & Enhancing your Employability

• Mammalian Cell Biology and Culture

• Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering Technology

• Tissue Formation, Function and Repair

• Models of Regeneration I

Optional modules include, but are not limited to:

• Ageing and Regenerative Medicine

• Transplantation Biology

• Finance and Business Management

Note that not all options may be available in any one year and that options will not proceed if the minimum student intake number is not reached.

Visit the MSc Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine page on the Aston University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Ferguson Foundation Scholarship - 7 Awards

The scholarships are available to students applying to on campus programmes offered in the School of Life & Health Sciences. The Ferguson Scholarships apply to the following programmes:MSc in Biomedical Sciences
MSc Molecular Biotechnology
MSc Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
MSc Health and Disease
MSc in Drug Delivery
MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences
MSc in Pharmacokinetics
MSc in Pharmacology
MSc in Health Psychology
MRes in Cognitive Neurosciences If successful, you will receive a scholarship of approximately £12,000 towards the cost of your MSc course fees. You will have to contribute £3,000 (approx) towards your MSc tuition fees.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Between £9,000 and £12,000


The School of Life & Health Sciences is offering 7 scholarships to students from Africa and South America. Scholarships are supported by the Ferguson Foundation which is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to consider study in the UK.

Application Procedure

To be considered you must fulfill the following:Be a National from an African or South American country and submit a concise 1,000-1,500 word essay explaining how you and your home country will benefit from the skills and knowledge you will acquire in the MSc course you have applied for.

You must be in receipt of an offer for one of the above programmes prior to applying for the scholarship.Once you have received your offer you can send your scholarship application to [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

This programme is open to suitably qualified UK and International graduates. You must hold at least a second class Honours Degree in a Biological, Biomedical or Biochemical subject, or in a related field, from a recognised university or have a relevant overseas qualification recognised by Aston University. International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of English language. They should meet our minimum English language requirement by taking one of the following tests: IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Academic. The required scores can be found on our website.

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