You can apply for a research degree programme with an Masters degree from a recognised Japanese university (Daigaku).
You should have at least a GPA of 3.0 from a Japanese university. The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Japanese university from which you have graduated.
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.