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    Alexandra Cuncev

    PhD Studentships
    Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing

    Projects are available in ageing research.

    Applications are invited for three-year Research Studentships to be undertaken in the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing to start in October 2009. This Centre will develop and exploit solutions that promote successful ageing. It involves researchers from all four academic Schools; Life and Health Sciences (which is leading the Centre), Engineering and Applied Sciences; Languages and Social Sciences; and Aston Business School.

    The University is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to pursue cutting-edge research. In the 2008 RAE, all four of Aston’s units of assessment were ranked in the top 12 in the UK, based on volume of research given a 3* or 4* rating (internationally excellent and world-leading) – Allied Healthcare and Professions (3rd), Business and Management Studies (9th), European Studies (11th) and General Engineering (12th) – underlining our consistent excellence across the institution.

    Project Details
    Projects suitable for candidates from a range of disciplines can be viewed by research topic and research supervisor from links on the following web page:
    Candidates should apply for one only of the research projects listed and use the reference code in all correspondence otherwise the application will not be considered further. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the project supervisors.

    Financial Support
    The studentship comprises of a maintenance stipend for the student (currently £12,940 per annum) and payment of H/EU fees. The studentships are available for 3 years, subject to a satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, and are available for October 1st 2009 registration.
    Application Requirements

    * Applicants should have or expect a good honours degree (either first class or upper second class) or hold an MSc in a relevant discipline. A relevant Masters degree qualification is the minimum requirement for social scientist applicants.
    * If you are an EU Applicant, the English Language Requirements are a minimum score of 620 (250 minimum in computer test) in TOEFL OR IELTS with minimum marks of 6.0 in each section and an overall band of 6.5.
    * The projects are available to students meeting the University and School academic entry requirements and will be awarded competitively on merit.
    * Application forms: Closing Date: Monday, 25th May 2009. Interviews will be held in June.
    * For informal enquiries or to return completed applications forms, please contact the Research Office, Room MB560, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET; email

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