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PhD Scholarship-Aston University

University of Aston was established in 1895 and since then it has been imparting quality education to its students. The university is located in Birmingham, a city well known for its business and commerce. This makes it an ideal learning place for business and arts students. The faculties at Aston University are not only qualified teachers but also an expert in their field. Leading businessmen take guest lectures to make students gain the practical knowledge rather than only theories. Aston University enjoys a high status when it comes to research led institutions.  It is among the top universities of the world and has students from all over the world. It offers support to talented students in terms of PhD scholarships.

The location of Aston Business School in the heart of a buzzing trade city makes it an ideal place to carry out research programs. According to RAE research assessment exercise, 96% of the research works done at ABS are of international level. Students undergo high level training in qualitative and quantitative methods of research. The research faculties present in the School dedicatedly and sincerely work towards providing support to students with their research work. It offers to help students through its PhD scholarships which are present in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA). All the research students undergo Research Methods Course which is a foundation course. It helps the students with their research skills and methodology. This course ensures that the research work done by the student help them to evolve as an academic researcher. It is taught by expert faculties at the Aston University.

There are a number of Graduate Teaching Assistantship places available for the current academic year. The university provide students with financial and in return students have to carry out some teaching and marking. It is an excellent way of gaining experience. These PhD scholarships are awarded for three years amounting 20000 GBP per year. The fee of the course is deducted from the amount and the rest is given to the students. It is open to all the students who are having a valid offer letter from the Aston Business School. The applications for the current academic year can be submitted at the college by 11th may 2012.

The PhD program in the University commences two times in a year i.e. January and October. Applications can be submitted online through the University’s website.  There are some additional documents required for applying to the PhD scholarship. These include the research proposal which should indicate your potential for research, copies of the qualification, letters of recommendation from the previous University and a TOEFL/IELTS results for students who are applying from a non-English speaking countries. The selection of students is completely on the basis of their academic qualification and the successful candidates receive formal letter from the University. The scholarship is open to all the full-time and part-time students. The subject area of their research should be

  1. Aston law
  2. Economics and Strategy
  3. Finance and Accounting
  4. Marketing Group
  5. Operations and information Management Group
  6. Work and Organizational Psychology

Aston School of Life & Health Sciences is giving away 5 PhD SCHOLARSHIPS OF £6,000 PER YEAR NOW AVAILABLE and only allocated for international candidates. The School of Life and Health Sciences is well known for its outstanding reputation for teaching, research and diversity. Subject areas for current scholarships are:

  1. Biomedical Sciences,
  2. Health Sciences and Neurosciences
  3. Biology,
  4. Pharmacy,
  5. Optometry
  6. Psychology

As an entry requirement, student must hold an Hons. Degree (first class or upper second) or an MSc in related area of research. Also check English language requirement, 620 in TOEFL and for IELTS 7.0 overall band. Deadline for applications are 27th April 2012 for July 2012 Entry.

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