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Aston University

Aston

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston focuses on high quality, exploitable research which impacts on the real world around us.

Prospective students who wish to apply for MGS DTP funding from Aston University should first apply to the University to study for a research degree by completing an online application for PhD admission.

For details on ‘How to apply’ to Aston University please visit the University’s Postgraduate Study pages.

Aston University also provides information via the University's Find supervisor - Research Explorer portal to assist students in searching for a supervisor, which prospective applicants may find useful. Please note that all ESRC DTP students will be allocated 2 supervisors and their names will need to be included in the application for ESRC DTP funding.

Please see below for information on each of the ESRC DTP pathways available at Aston University, including details of which research degree you should apply for if you want to apply for DTP funding under that pathway.

Completing an Application for an ESRC studentship

Once you have submitted your research degree application, please ensure you read the Guidance Notes for Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP applicants before applying for DTP funding. These Guidance Notes contain detailed information regarding which structure of provision you should apply for.

Information on completing the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP Studentship Application (Aston) along with the link to the online application form can be found here.

ESRC DTP Pathways offered at Aston University

Area Studies

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Area Studies pathway should submit an application for the LSS Research Degree Programme and select ‘Research - Area Studies’ from the online application form.

Aston University Pathway Contact: Dr Lucian Leustean, l dot leustean at aston dot ac dot uk

Management & Business Studies and Finance

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Management & Business Studies

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Management & Business Studies branch of the pathway should submit an application for a MPhil/PhD in Management under the Business School Research Degrees Programme (PhD).

Aston University Pathway Contact: Prof Julia Kotlarsky, j dot kotlarsky at aston dot ac dot uk

Finance

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Finance branch of the pathway should submit an application for a MPhil/PhD in Management under the Business School Research Degrees Programme (PhD).

Aston University Pathway Contact: Prof Julia Kotlarsky, j dot kotlarsky at aston dot ac dot uk

ESRC DTP Pathways offered at Aston University