Research course


Aston University · Aston Business School

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Entry requirements

All candidates will hold a first or upper second class honours undergraduate degree from an approved university or higher education institution. They will also hold an approved postgraduate degree in business, management, and/or the social sciences (or related disciplines), having achieved an average of 65% in both the taught and dissertation/project components of this postgraduate degree.

While neither degree needs to be directly related to your proposed subject/topic of research, you must be able to demonstrate your ability to undertake research - at an advanced level - in this field.

Where candidates have successfully completed a postgraduate degree that does not contain a significant research/dissertation component, they will have to provide alternative evidence of their ability to undertake research at an advanced level.

Months of entry

April, October

Course content

At Aston Business School our PhD programme is designed to train Doctoral students who aspire to become future academics or professional industry researchers.

Learn more via the course page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Research Degrees Programme Office
+44(0)121 204 3354