College of Business and Social Sciences

Welcome to the College and to Aston University – the Guardian’s University of the Year and the Times Higher Education Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the Year.

The College comprises three Schools: Aston Business School, Aston Law School and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

george feigerAston Business School has been ranked in the top 100 business schools in the world. It is proud of its high levels of student satisfaction, educational innovation, for example by extensive use of serious games, and the impact of its research centres on businesses and on government policy toward business.

Aston Law School has grown rapidly since its inception, with a focus on business law and the entrepreneurial side of law like Intellectual Property. Unusually for a law school, it is led by a former Senior Partner in a national law firm, a statement of its focus on graduate employability and intimate connection with the world of enterprise.

The School of Social Sciences & Humanities offers programmes and undertakes highly-regarded research in sociology, politics, language, culture and history. It has made significant contributions to social policy and cultural understanding, in the UK and internationally. It has numerous joint programmes with the Aston Business School. And it also has the distinction having received the largest research grant ever given to Aston – to the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics. The work of the Institute improves both the effectiveness of the legal process and of our intelligence agencies.

Whichever School you’re joining, I hope you take every incredible opportunity available to develop your skills and become a graduate that can really make a difference in the world.  

George Feiger, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences