A research degree involves the in-depth study of a particular aspect of your specialist subject and typically lasts three years fulltime or six years part-time, though this can vary.
Many people think that research degrees are only relevant if you wish to become an academic. Many of our PhD students do pursue a career in higher education but, in fact, a PhD also opens up many opportunities in industry and the public sector.
Find out more about our postgraduate research opportunities and about Postgraduate life at Aston.
Aston Graduate School
The Graduate School provides a supportive environment for research students across the University with a view to widening and enriching their experience during their research studies.