From the world’s longest laser, to the world’s first robotic automated micro drill for surgery, research in the School of Engineering & Applied Science continues to push in new directions to benefit society through the activities of our research groups.
A PhD programme lasts three years full-time, and you will normally need at least an upper second class Honours Degree, or equivalent from an overseas institution, to join us. Minimum English requirements also apply. You will be attached to one of our research groups and will have both a principal and associate supervisor to guide your work.We also have a vibrant and active
PhD research student society providing academic and social support.
European Bioenergy Research Institute (CEAC)
Aston Institute of Photonics Technologies (AIPT)
Optical Communications Research Group (AIPT)
Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (CEAC)