Aston is a research-led university, with research infusing and informing teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. As an Aston student you will benefit from this expertise, which creates a stimulating environment for your studies and helps to ensure your course is relevant and up-to-date.

Aston has an excellent reputation for research that makes an international impact. We focus on research which is exploitable and makes a substantial and beneficial difference to people, organisations and society. Our research concentrates on:

  • the health and wellbeing of the individual
  • the effectiveness of organisations
  • developing engineering solutions of tomorrow
  • our ever changing, increasingly diverse, multi-cultural, society
  • the learning experience

Working alongside star researchers

As a student you will learn from star researchers and in some cases work alongside them, for example:

The fight against MRSA

MRSA could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to research conducted by Aston University, the University of Southampton and Selly Oak Hospital. Find out more >

Using forensic linguistics to convict criminals

Aston’s Centre for Forensic Linguistics has been instrumental in the conviction of several criminals thanks to their expertise in analysing language. Find out more >

Renewable and sustainable energy sources

The search for renewable and sustainable energy sources is on at Aston, with a significant new project to build bioenergy plants here and in India.Find out more >

But that’s not all - our research has also....

Visit our Research webpages to find out more, or take a look at our research degree opportunities.

Aston Graduate School

Aston Graduate School

The Graduate School provides a supportive environment for research students across the University with a view to widening and enriching their experience during their research studies.

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Download our research brochure

Download our research brochure

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research