The School of Social Sciences and Humanities creates graduates with an international outlook

Our masters courses are tailored to the needs of both industry and further study. You will be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary academic community that will prepare you for PhD study if that's what you choose. We also enhance your career prospects by working closely with employers, so when it comes to your postgraduate role, you are ready with highly relevant skills and knowledge. There is also an opportunity to take a short placement as part of your Masters, enabling you to target your sector more effectively.

Research-informed teaching and guidance

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities had 100% of its REF submission for Modern Languages and Linguistics rated at 4* or 3* for research environment, ranking Aston joint 1st in the UK. Our Area Studies submission was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 REF rankings. Our belief is that research should always be practical, relevant and feedback into your education. By always focusing on the latest and most impactful research, we produce fresh and industry informed curricula that prepare you for the job market.