An opportunity to choose one of 19 exciting three year projects in the College of Health & Life Sciences.

Topics cover the biosciences, neuroscience, medicine, pharmacy, and psychology. All projects have been peer reviewed and each one is supported by a full and committed supervisory team. If you are interested, please contact the main supervisor to explore further.

For self-funded students, there is no closing date for applications and entry points are normally 1 October and 1 April. You can view more information about fees and entry qualifications by visiting our course page.

If you are applying to the Aston PhD Studentships for UK Black Heritage Students Scheme, please note that these projects will be funded by the College and the start date will be 1 October 2024. The closing date for applications to this Scheme is 1 March 2024 and you can view more information about entry qualifications by visiting our course page.

Available Projects

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1.Bioerodible inserts as a platform for controlled ocular drug delivery 3D printing of ocular films for treatment of ocular diseases of the anterior segmentDetails
2. Antimicrobial resistance and gene regulation in Enteroaggregative Escherichia coliDetails
3. Computational Investigation of Inhibitors for β –LactamasesDetails
4. Using psychology to inform sustainable diets: acceptability of cultivated meats by parents and young childrenDetails
5. Design, construction and testing of recombinant protein production systems for industrial biotechnology applicationsDetails
6. Developing psychobiological approaches to predict the acceptance and rejection of cultivated meatDetails
7. Cell membrane engineering for biotechnologyDetails
8. Orally dissolving films as a drug delivery system: improving the practicality, feasibility and manufacturabilityDetails
9. Experimental and computational investigation of the stabilisation of drug molecules in their amorphous state by mesoporous polymersDetails
10. Representing neurodiversity in children’s literature: impacts on attitudes and wellbeing in primary school classroomsDetails
11. Do mechanical cues regulate the decision to make or break scar tissue? Novel functions of the epigenetic cancer driver KMT2DDetails
12. Linking ADHD traits to neural measures of response inhibition and testing reliabilityDetails
13. The effect of immunosuppressant mycophenolic acid on gene expression, DNA damage and genomic stabilityDetails
14. Building knowledge of minority communities’ lived experience of gambling and gambling related harmsDetails
15. Surfaces for the elimination of Clostridiodes difficile sporesDetails
16. Synthesis and Screening of Inhibitors for β–LactamasesDetails
17. What do we need to teach undergraduate MPharm students in dermatology and how does the current provision fulfil this need?Details
18. 3D printing of ocular films for treatment of ocular diseases of the anterior segmentDetails
19. Novel functions of the epigenetic cancer driver KMT2DDetails