Aston Graduate School

Aston Graduate School

Aston Graduate School provides a supportive environment for research students across the University, enabling you to realise your full potential, whichever career path you choose.

Information for Prospective Students

In addition to the 'Information for Research Students', the following may be of particular interest to Prospective Students:

Research Programmes at Aston

Find out more about the research programmes available at Aston and read the University Admissions Policy document.

Funding and studentships

Scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities

The UK doctorate: a guide for current and prospective students

A Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and National Union of Students (NUS) publication.

Are you thinking of doing a doctorate?

A Vitae resource to help you decide whether a doctorate is for you.  

QAA Qualifications characteristics

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) publications on Doctoral degree characteristics and Master's degree characteristics.

Information for Research Students

Postgraduate community

Get involved in the Aston community and the local area.  See also the University's Calendar of Events.

Training and development

Professional and personal development opportunities for research students

Student handbooks

All the information you need during your studies

Research Regulations and Codes of Practice

Our guide on good practice and regulations

Quality Assurance of Research Degrees (internal access only)

including Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES - a biennial survey of the research student experience), Monitoring and Review of research degree programmes, Programme Review. See also links to Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) publications in the section above 'Information for Prospective Students'.

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Aston University's research strategy

Aston University's research strategy

View our research strategy in the run up to 2020

Research Students' Charter

Research Students' Charter

View the Student Charter for postgraduate students doing research based courses.

World class research at Aston

World class research at Aston

Research at Aston is diverse and informs teaching through undergraduate to postgraduate levels