Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Life & Health Sciences

We offer an extensive range of exciting research opportunities through PhD Programmes, Professional Doctorate Programmes (DOptom /PharmD) and the Doctor of Medicine Programme (MD).

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Professional Doctorate programmes are available in: 

A Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme is also available


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

PhD Programmes:

Scholarships for Overseas students

Eight overseas PhD Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Although now closed for October 2015 Registrations, applications are being considered for January/April/July 2016 Registrations.

Overseas PhD Scholarships of £7,000 a year are offset against the
current international tuition fees of £15,500 a year.

Download the slightly outdated advert with further details on how to apply.


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 to Vietnamese Applicants Only in Vaccine Biotechnology, available to start from either January/April/July 2016.

On the recommendation of our partner institutions, successful overseas 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
One Fully-Funded Full-Time PhD Studentship (Please download here) 
for the Research Project titled: "Improving attitudes, understanding and management of food allergy
in children and adolescents" [
Select "Health Sciences Research Area"]
Supervisors: Dr Rebecca Knibb & Dr Richard Cooke
Closing Date: Sunday, 10th January 2016

PhD research projects for Self-Funded applicants

If you are a self-funded Overseas or Home (UK/EU) applicant, you can take part in one of our current research projects or contact our researchers  directly with your own relevant research proposal.

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