TWELVE PhD Opportunities for International Overseas Students in Aston University, UK | (SIX reserved for INDIAN students only)

 

Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is currently ranked 8th overall for graduate employment putting even the likes of Oxford in the shade (2013 Sunday Times University Guide). The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite.
Aston's four Schools of Study offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also work with the public and private sectors to develop tailored Foundation Degree programmes.

Projects are available in research groups allied to: Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Pharmacy, Optometry and Psychology.


Applications are invited for three-year PG Research Scholarships for International Students to be undertaken in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University to start in July 2013 or October 2013.

The School of Life and Health Sciences is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to pursue cutting-edge research. In the 2008 RAE, 85% of the research in the School of Life and Health Sciences was ranked as being of international quality, and the School was ranked 3rd out of 63 UK University submissions to Allied Health Professions and Studies for quality and volume of research. The School had a research income of £5.7m in 2011/12 and has a current population of 147 PG research students.


Project Details:
Projects can be viewed by research topic and research supervisor at:
http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/postgraduate-research/

Financial Support:
Projects are available to students meeting the University and School academic entry requirements. Scholarships for international students will be awarded competitively on merit and will cover payment of £7,000 per year towards tuition fees [International fees: approx. £14,200 per year].

Applicants should have or expect to have:
A good Bachelor’s (Hons.) degree (1st class or upper 2nd) or hold an MSc in a relevant discipline

A level of English Language equal to a minimum score of 620 (260 minimum in computer test) in TOEFL OR IELTS with minimum marks of 6.5 in each section and an overall band of 7.0

Scholarships are for 3 years, subject to a satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, and are available for July 2013 or October 2013 Registration.
To apply, please complete the online application form at: 1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/postgraduate-research/apply/

For informal enquiries, please contact the Research Admissions Administrator, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. email: j.a.taylor@aston.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)121 204 4019

Closing Date: Monday, 13th May 2013 for July 2013 entry
Monday, 8th July 2013 for October 2013 entry

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