Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Life & Health Sciences

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).

UK/EU Fully Funded PhD Studentships

Aston's 50th Anniversary PhD Studentships

The acquisition, incubation and transfer of bacteria by household insects &
other arthropods in Collaboration with Killgerm Chemicals Ltd
Supervisors:  Professor Anthony Hilton, Aston University
Dr Matthew Davies, Killgerm Chemicals Ltd
Closing Date: Sunday, 11th December 2016

One PhD Studentship in Collaboration with Colorcon Ltd.
Development and assessment of multifunctional tablet coating technology
to overcome dysphagia 

Supervisor: Professor Afzal Mohammed
Closing Date:  Sunday, 11th December 2016

One School Funded PhD Studentship
Identifying the mechanism(s) of action of a highly potent set of novel
anti-tubercular compounds, a crucial first step in tuberculosis drug discovery

Supervisors: Dr Jonathan Cox & Dr Dan Rathbone
Closing Date: Sunday, 11th December 2016

One EPSRC DTP Funded PhD Studentship
Development of bespoke 3D scaffolds for human neural networks using
novel 2 photon polymerisation
Supervisors: Dr Rhein Parri (LHS) & Professor Edik Rafailov (EAS)     
Closing Date: Sunday, 11th December 2016    
One School Funded PhD Studentship
A role for metabotropic glutamate receptor signalling in healthy ageing
Supervisors: Dr Cathy Slack & Professor David Poyner   
Closing Date: Sunday, 11th December 2016 

One School Funded PhD Studentship
Investigation and developing Tissue Transglutaminase (TG2) antagonists
as novel therapeutic reagents for Cystic Fibrosis

Supervisors: Dr Zhuo (Vivian Wang), Dr Andrew Devitt & Prof. Martin Griffin
Closing Date: Sunday, 11th December 2016


Scholarships for Overseas Students

Overseas PhD Scholarships of £7,000 a year are available on a competitive basis; offset against current international tuition fees
Download the advert with further details on how to apply.


See our range of PhD research projects

Or contact our researchers  directly with your own relevant research proposal.

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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