Aston University



Aston University: Founded in 1895, Located in Birmingham, a long established research-led University, known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. ranked 12th out of 113 UK Universities! Admission requires IELTS/ TOEFL proof, and good GPA for most of the areas. Scholarship available to some courses.

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Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Aston is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 50,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities. We are ranked 12th out of 113 UK Universities by the 2008 Good University Guide, confirming our place amongst the elite of UK Universities.

We also have an outstanding reputation for helping our graduates secure good jobs, with 84% finding employment within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of 71% (2006). All of the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities are based on our attractive, self contained green Campus, right in the centre of Birmingham, one of Europe’s liveliest and welcoming cities. We are proud of our close-knit, safe and friendly campus atmosphere which provides the perfect environment for academic success and a fantastic social life.

Aston University offers over 300 courses at Undergraduate (first degree) and Postgraduate level (Masters and PhD Research programmes) coupled with a thriving research culture across a wide range of disciplines.

Overall University Rankings  
18th out of 122 universities

The Guardian University Guide 2009

28th out of 113 universities

The Times Good University Guide 2009
23rd out of 113 universities The Complete University Guide 2009
14 out of 16 Aston subject areas ranked in top 15 2005-9 Times/Complete/Guardian University Guides
Other Key Rankings  
11th out of all 115 UK full scale Universities for Student Satisfaction (8th in England) 2008 National Student Survey, published in September 2008 - featured in the Sunday Times
Top 20 UK University for lowest Drop-out rate HESA (UK Government) Performance Indicators 2006-7, full scale UK Universities published in June 2008
Top 10 UK University for "Graduate Level" employment success Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Complete University Guides 2009 taken from HESA DLHE data - consistently in the top 10 for the last 15 years
Top 3 UK University for Masters in Management Programmes (18th in World) Financial Times Masters Rankings 2009 (September 2009). 1st in World for Careers Rank


Aston University Departments
Aston Business School
School of Engineering & Applied Science
School of Life & Health Sciences
School of Languages & Social Sciences