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Aston University: Research in the Social Sciences (Management)

Institution Aston University View institution profile
Department Aston Business School View department profile
Telephone 01212043200
Study type Taught


This course will equip you with the critical knowledge and skills required for effective social science research, while providing you with the opportunity to engage, through advanced research, with business and management practice.

Core learning will be delivered through six taught (15 credit) modules covering advanced training in research methods and skills. These include, research philosophy, research design, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, Econometrics, and Management Consultancy and is delivered by our cross-disciplinary experts from Aston Business School and the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

Two taught (15 credit) – option modules will also be chosen by students and these will focus on any business/management specialism that students are interested in. Our research expertise is embedded in our academic departments and research centres, the details of which can be found by following the various links below. Indeed, we strongly advise all those thinking of applying to the MSc Research in the Social Sciences to explore these departmental and research centre web pages so that you can better position your own research interests to fit with the current interests of the school and our academics.

Aston Business School Academic Departments/Schools:

  • Accounting

  • Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship

  • Aston Law School

  • Marketing and Strategy

  • Operations and Information Management

  • Work and Organisation

Aston Business School Research Centres:

  • Advanced Services Group

  • Aston Centre for Growth

  • Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)

  • Enterprise Research Centre

  • Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity.

Finally, students will be required to complete a 15000 word Dissertation within the discipline of their choice – ie. the discipline identified in their two 15 credit option modules. Students will be allocated a dedicated supervisor to guide them through this research process until submission of the final thesis.


Aston Business School


At Aston Business School we believe that our students deserve the very best of opportunities to experience the real business environment, with live projects and internships to prepare them for the real world.

Our postgraduate portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry in the UK and internationally, giving you an ideal platform to build you future career. Impressive accreditation, a worldwide reputation, and staff who can pass on the benefit of genuine commercial experience will enhance your prospects and progression.

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