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

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PHD opportunities - how to apply

f you would like to apply for a PhD/PD/MD opportunity within the School of Life & Health Sciences (LHS) :

  • 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)


We offer a range of research projects, find out more here,

     
         
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 KirbyDr 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.        

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