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Aston University: PhD - School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Institution Aston University View institution profile
Department School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Web www.aston.ac.uk
Email hello@aston.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 204 4810
Study type Research

Summary

The School of Social Science 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; Languages (French, German, Spanish) and Translation Studies; European Integration in comparative political, security, social and economic contexts; International Relations; Politics; Sociology and Policy.

About Researchers in the School of Social Science 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 welcomes 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) and Translation Studies; European Integration in comparative political, security, social and economic contexts; International Relations; Politics; Sociology and Policy.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Aston University




Aston University is a stimulating and enjoyable place to study. We pride ourselves on providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment and are committed to giving you the opportunity to achieve your full potential. You will learn in a friendly and diverse community in the centre of Birmingham, a vibrant and multicultural city in the heart of the UK.

Teaching
You will be taught by both academic experts and practitioners who bring a wealth of real world experience into the classroom. There is an emphasis on learning by doing, to ensure that you gain practical experience by applying …

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