College of Business and Social Sciences ResearchResearchCollege of Business and Social SciencesResearch is central to the College of Business and Social Sciences (BSS). It informs our teaching, defines our identity and delivers tangible results for our beneficiaries.Learn more about how academics in the College of Business and Social Sciences are impacting the world around us. Research Overview Bringing together leading minds of all nationalities with an interdisciplinary approach to tackling global challenges Research Centres Working towards a common goal and collaborating to tackle some of tomorrow’s greatest questions Departments Where our groundbreaking research is channelled into cutting-edge, interdisciplinary teaching Aston Business School We enhance enterprise and enterprises, helping commercial minds perform better in business and create new ventures Aston Law School Taking a practical approach to law studies, with research that impacts the legal profession and a student experience beyond the lecture theatre School of Social Sciences and Humanities Fostering analytical skills, creative processes and critical thinking to grow understanding and embrace opportunity in teaching and research Aston Institute for Forensic LinguisticsLearn more about our University Research Institute whose mission is to improve the delivery of justice through the analysis of language. Click here for more information...Click here for more information...Research Degrees PhD (Aston Business School) At Aston Business School our PhD programme is designed to train Doctoral students who aspire to become future academics or professional industry researchers. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Aston University’s executive DBA is a part-time, distance-learning doctoral programme designed for senior professionals to advance their learning whilst working in their existing roles. PhD (School of Social Sciences and Humanities) The School of Social Science and Humanities (SSH) welcomes applications for the doctoral programme in any of the research areas covered by the School.