Research course

Social Sciences and Humanities PhD

Institution
Aston University · School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

To find out more information on entry requirements, visit our website: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/phd-school-of-social-sciences-and-humanities

Months of entry

October

Course content

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) welcomes applications for the doctoral programme in any of the research areas covered by the School. This includes: English (language, literature, applied linguistics); History; Translation Studies; European Integration in comparative political, security, social and economic contexts; International Relations; Politics; Sociology and Policy.

Researchers in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) are a multi-lingual, multi- and interdisciplinary community, working across the humanities, arts and social sciences, and bringing together a unique blend of internationally well-connected scholars.

For the Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014), the current system to assess the quality of UK research, SSH submitted to two panels – ‘Area Studies’ and ‘Modern Languages and Linguistics’. The results released on 18 December 2014 ranked Aston amongst the leading institutions in the UK and achieved some particularly outstanding successes:

Area Studies: 81% of the SSH submission has been judged as “world leading or internationally excellent”. This is the 3rd highest percentage in the UK for this unit of assessment.

Modern Languages and Linguistics: 60% of the SSH submission has been awarded the highest marks (4*) for research impact. This is the highest 4* percentage in the West Midlands, and places Aston within the top 10 for this unit of assessment regarding impact.

Area Studies: The submission is ranked 5th out of 23 institutions in the UK for Area Studies in the overall REF 2014 rankings.

Modern Languages and Linguistics: 100% of the SSH submission to this panel has been awarded 4* or 3* for research environment, ranking Aston joint 1st in the UK for this measure.

SSH welcome applications for the doctoral programme in any of the research areas covered by the School, this includes: English (language, literature, applied linguistics), History, Languages (French, German, Spanish), European Integration in comparative political, security, social and economic contexts, International Relations, Politics, Sociology and Policy.

Information for international students

To find out more information on fees, visit our website: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/phd-school-of-social-sciences-and-humanities

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,596
International students
£15,100

To find out more information on fees, visit our website: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/phd-school-of-social-sciences-and-humanities

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Aston Enquiries
Email
hello@aston.ac.uk