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Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Life & Health Sciences

The School of Life & Health Sciences offers an extensive range of exciting research opportunities and our strong research environment ensures PhD students develop expertise in fields that are relevant to today's science practices.

Research students are supported by our World-leading  research laboratories and equipment  and the exceptional quality of our research was confirmed in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results – with research in Allied Health Professions and Studies ranked 3rd out of 63 UK higher education institutions, based on quality and quantity of research output.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS ONLY:     
 

TEN Overseas PhD Scholarships are available, although Now Closed
for January 2015 Registrations, applications are being considered
for April 2015 registrations - to be awarded competitively. 
 

PLEASE NOTE:  These Overseas PhD Scholarships of £7,000 a year are offset against the international tuition fees of £14,480 a year.

Please click here on the attached Advert for further details on how to apply with the deadline dates.  
 
 
    

Vietnam-Vaccine Scholarships

Arising from the Aston-led 2014 BC workshop, “Enhancing vaccine design strategies: Applications for protein science, proteomics and adjuvants”, we are pleased to announce 2 PhD Scholarships in Vaccine Biotechnology available to start from October 2014.

On the recommendation of our partner institutions, successful scholars appointed to the School of Life and Health Sciences will be eligible for scholarships of £7,000 per year against fees.

Applicants should follow the standard admissions process detailed here stating their preference for a project on;

V1) Vaccine biotechnology under the supervision of both Prof Y Perrie and Prof R Bill

V2) IL-33 as a target in rheumatoid arthritis 
 

HOME/EU STUDENTSHIPS ONLY:
 
   
        
One Fully-Funded Full-Time PhD Studentship for the Research Project Titled:
 "Developing quality of life scales for patients with Niemann-Pick Disorder Type C"
Supervisors:  Dr Rebecca Knibb, Prof. Helen Pattison & Dr Rachel Shaw

Closing Date:  Friday, 7th November 2014

One Fully-Funded Full-Time PhD Studentship
for the Research Project Titled:
"Risk behaviour and coping mechanisms of children and adolescents with severe
food allergy"
Supervisors:  Dr Rebecca Knibb & Dr Richard Cooke

Closing Date: Friday, 7th November 2014

One Fully-Funded Full-Time PhD Studentship for the Research Project Titled:
"Information and support for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular
degeneration: a qualitative experience-design study"
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Shaw & Prof. Jon Gibson

Closing Date: Friday, 7th November 2014

One Fully-Funded Full-Time PhD Studentship
for the Research Project Titled:
"Structured autobiographical memory training as a preventative strategy in
cognitive and social functioning decline"
Supervisors: Dr Carol Holland & Dr Nathan Ridout

Closing Date: Friday, 7th November 2014

         
       
             
  
 JOINT COLLABORATION PHD STUDENTSHIPS:    
     
There is currently none available.



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Admission to the Degree of PhD, MPhil or Professional Doctorate must comply with the requirements of the University's Regulations and Code of Practice for Research:
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Brazilian applicants interested in our PhD opportunities, please see:

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PHD RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR SELF-FUNDED OVERSEAS OR HOME (UK/EU) APPLICANTS:

If you are a Self-funded 
Overseas or Home (UK/EU) applicant/s, please click here for the list of current available Research Projects.
                     
Alternatively, Self-funded applicants may also contact our researchers directly with their own relevant research proposals.
     
HOME (UK/EU) PHD RESEARCH PROJECTS WITH TUITION FEES WAIVED (TWO AVAILABLE):

If you have either a BSc (Hons.): 1st Class or MSc with Distinction or Equivalence in a related subject area and for
EU Applicants to meet the English Language Requirements, please contact our researchers directly with your
own relevant research proposals.

The deadline date for completed applications is Friday, 31st October 2014 with an anticipated Registration Date of:
1st January 2015.                   
 

Professional Doctorate programmes are also available in:
Optometry
Pharmacy

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research