In order to apply to a research degree at Aston, you should have a Masters degree from a Chinese university but the specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Chinese university which you have graduated from. In general applicants should be scoring in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.
Each of Aston's Schools of Study has a number of research groups with the potential to host PhD students. Research specialisms include finance, economics, marketing, organisational psychology, bioenergy, knowledge engineering, photonics, languages, biomedical sciences, neurosciences, health sciences and more.
You have to submit a detailed research proposal outlining your intended research topic, its objectives, proposed method of research and an indication of how the proposed research topic relates to previous work by other researchers. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages.