Challenge-led research creating transformative impact
Our mission is to deliver research that changes lives for the better. As a public research university, we foster collaboration between students, academics and industry leaders, bringing together people from all backgrounds and disciplines in the pursuit of knowledge, academic excellence, and a better world.
Research takes place within our academic colleges:
Academics engage in research across a wide range of areas in business, the social sciences and humanities. For a general overview of the research learn more here.
Aston Law School
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
Aston Centre for Europe
Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture
Centre for Language Research at Aston
Key fields of research include photonics, low carbon energy sources, renewable bioproducts, and innovative technologies that will enhance urban life all over the world. For a general overview of the research learn more here.
School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering
Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering
Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Aston Institute for Urban Technologies and the Environment (ASTUTE)
The College of Health and Life Sciences specialise in four key multidisciplinary themes of cellular and molecular biomedicine, health and disease across the lifespan, clinical and systems neuroscience, and vision, cognition, and language. For a general overview of the research learn more here.
Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment (IHN)
At the heart of our research ecosystem, our research centres and five accredited institutes link expertise within our colleges to our beneficiaries. They address real-world problems through interdisciplinary work and utilise shared facilities to push the boundaries of knowledge.
We strongly recommend that you explore our departmental web pages, before applying, so that you can better position your research proposal to fit with academics' current research interests. You can learn more about our specialist research programmes here.