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Postgraduate Research Opportunities

LHS Research Degrees Programme

We offer an extensive range of exciting research opportunities through PhD Programmes in Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences and Neurosciences.See our current range of PhD research projects or contact our researchers  directly with your own relevant research proposal.

We also offer Professional Doctorate Programmes in Optometry, Pharmacy and Medicine (DOptom/PharmD/ MD). 

  • You should have been awarded the UK equivalent of either a 1st or a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, or have an MSc and/or similar award or experience deemed to provide evidence of research potential
  • Non-native speakers of English are normally also required to satisfy minimum English language requirements. Find more information HERE. Our School's requirements are:
  • IELTS:  Minimum Overall Score of: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each section)

  • TOEFL (Internet-based Only):  Minimum Overall Score of 93 (minimum in Reading: 18, Writing:  23,Listening: 19 and Speaking: 19)

  • PEARSON:  Minimum Overall Score of: 63  (minimum of 57  in each section).



IELTS        
Reading  Writing
 Listening Speaking  Total
6.0  6.0 
 6.0 
 6.0 6.5
         
TOEFL iBT    
 
Reading Writing
 Listening Speaking
Total
18 23
 19  19  93
   
Pearson Academic 
   
       
Reading Writing
 Listening Speaking
Total
57 57  57 57 63
 

 2016/17 Entry

  • FOR HOME & EU STUDENTS:
  • Full-Time: £4,121 p.a. Part-Time: £2,060.50 p.a.

  • FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: 
  • Full-Time: £15,850 p.a. 

       
             
2017/18 Entry

  • FOR HOME & EU STUDENTS:
  • Full-Time: £4,195 p.a.  Part-Time: £2,097.50 p.a.  (Pending Review)    

  • FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
  • Full-Time: £16,200 p.a. (Pending Review)


One Aston's 50th Anniversary PhD Studentship in Collaboration with Colorcon Ltd (October 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, 25th June 2017 (Please Note: This is a 'Re-Advertisement' and those that previously applied, please do not re-apply)
 

One School Funded PhD Studentship (October 2017 Reg.)
Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy Development
Supervisors: Dr Mariana Petronela (Petra) Hanga, Dr Eric Hill & Prof. Christopher Hewitt
Closing Date: Sunday, 25th June 2017

Please Note: That only candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted by the Supervisor/s. If you have not received an invitation to attend Interview within approx. two weeks of the closing date of the above Adverts, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Six fully funded School Studentships in Biomedical Sciences and in Health Sciences to be advertised shortly - for October 2017 registration.