Professor Simon Green
Professor Simon Green

About us

Welcome to Aston University and thank you for your interest in the Midlands Graduate School. We are proud to be working together with our partner Universities across the Midlands in this Doctoral Training Partnership to deliver high-quality and accredited doctoral training in Area Studies (based in the School of Languages and Social Sciences) and Business and Management Studies (based in Aston Business School).

Our supervisors are leading researchers in their fields and work closely with users and practitioners to create real impact. As a funded MGS student, you will have the best of both worlds: access to a wide range of research training and cohort events across the consortium, and the benefit of being part of a close-knit local PhD community, which is further enhanced by Aston’s modern campus right at the heart of Birmingham.

We hope that you will consider applying to the MGS and to Aston, and look forward to hearing from you.

Our Partners 

Aston University has joined with five other universities across the Midlands to form the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Details on how to apply for doctoral study at each institution are listed on the relevant institution pages:

For further information about ESRC DTP Pathways offered at Aston University please click  here.

Recruitment to studentships is now closed. 

Full details about studentships, including how to apply and deadlines fo applications, can be found on the Midlands Graduate School website.


Aston University offers a number of training courses for students funded by the Midlands Graduate School DTP, Please click here for further information.

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