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.


 TEN Overseas PhD Scholarships are currently available for October 2014 and January 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 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


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How to apply

Entry requirements

Tuition fees  

School Research Office

Graduate School

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:
Research Regulations and Codes of Practice

Please see below for current research projects available to self-funded Overseas and Home (UK/EU) applicants.

Research Projects (PhD) in School of Life & Health Sciences 

Self-funded applicants may also contact our researchers directly with their own relevant research proposals.

Professional Doctorate programmes are also available in:

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research