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Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Life & Health Sciences

We offer an extensive range of exciting research opportunities through PhD Programmes in Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences and Neurosciences. We also offer Professional Doctorate Programmes in Optometry, Pharmacy and Medicine (DOptom/PharmD/ MD).

UK/EU Fully Funded PhD Studentships

One School Funded PhD Studentship (April 2017 Reg.)
Identification and targeting of immunosuppressive mechanisms in
Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumours

Supervisors: Dr Kelsey Attridge & Dr Andrew Devitt
Closing Date: Sunday, 12th March 2017

One School Funded PhD Studentship (April 2017 Reg.)             
Understanding age-related change in social cognitive function across
healthy, older adults using multi-modal neuroimaging
Supervisors: Dr Charlotte Hartwright, Prof. Klaus Kessler & Dr Carol Holland
Closing Date: Sunday, 12th March 2017

One School Funded PhD Studentship (July 2017 Reg.)
Spike-timing dependent plasticity in the motor cortex
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Greenhill & Prof. Gavin Woodhall
Closing Date: Sunday, 19th March 2017

One Aston's 50th Anniversary PhD Studentship in Collaboration with
Colorcon Ltd. (April 2017 Reg.)
Patient centric medicine design - investigation into understanding and
enhancing patient preferences for oral solid dosage forms
Supervisors: Dr Dan Kirby, Dr Ian Maidment & Prof. Afzal Mohammed (Aston)
Closing Date: Sunday, 12th March 2017    
     
TWO RE-ADVERTISED PHD STUDENTSHIPS    
(Previous applicants need not re-apply) 

One Aston's 50th Anniversary PhD Studentship in Collaboration with
Killgerm Chemicals Ltd. (April 2017 Reg.)
The acquisition, incubation and transfer of bacteria by household insects and
other arthropods
Supervisors: Professor Anthony Hilton, Aston University
Dr Matthew Davies, Killgerm Chemicals Ltd
Closing Date: Sunday, 12th March 2017

One EPSRC DTP Funded PhD Studentship (April 2017 Reg.)
Functional human neural networks grown on 3D laser printed scaffolds
Supervisors: Dr Rhein Parri (LHS) & Professor Edik Rafailov (EAS)
Closing Date: Sunday, 12th March 2017

Only candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted. If you have not received an invitation to attend an interview within approx. two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.        

Scholarships for Overseas Students

Overseas PhD Scholarships of £7,000 a year, offset against international tuition fees, are awarded on a competitive basis. The current round is now CLOSED but please keep checking for future availability. 


If you have funding, see our current range of PhD research projects   or contact our researchers  directly with your own relevant research proposal


Find out more


How to apply 
Entry requirements 
Tuition fees  
School Research Office
Graduate School: support for research students

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Professional Doctorate programmes are available in: 

A Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme is also available

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Brazilian applicants interested in our PhD opportunities, please see: Science without Borders