Aston University

At a glance

Nearest airports:

  • Birmingham
  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester


  • 1895 (university status in 1966)

Undergraduate students

  • 7,575

Aston University has an exceptional reputation for excellence in business, engineering, science and technology. A new Medical School opened in 2018.

The University is centrally located in Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK.

A multi-million pound development programme has seen the completion of a new European Bioenergy Research Institute.

The new Aston University Student Village provides 3,000 en-suite rooms on campus.

Exceptional rankings

  • #6 for Subjects Allied to Medicine (The Times and Sunday Times UK university rankings, 2021)
  • #30 in The Guardian University Guide 2021
  • #43 in The Times and Sunday Times UK university rankings, 2021
  • Top 25 in The Times and Sunday Times university rankings 2021 for Building (7), Social Policy (18), General Engineering (19), Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (20), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (20), Chemical Engineering (21) and Biological Sciences (23).
  • Renowned placement year within Business course, the first UK university to include this
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Undergraduate degree subjects

You will have access to all of the university’s 100+ undergraduate degrees.

They are delivered across five academic schools:

Aston Business School

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Languages
  • Business & Management
  • Economics 
  • International Business
  • Law 
  • Marketing

Aston Medical School

  • MBChB Medicine

School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry 
  • Computer Science 
  • Electronic Engineering 
  • Engineering Systems & Management
  • Mechanical Engineering & Design

School of Languages and Social Sciences

  • English Language 
  • English Literature 
  • Modern Languages 
  • Politics and International Relations 
  • Sociology and Social Policy

School of Life and Health Sciences

  • Audiology 
  • Biology & Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Neuroscience
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy 
  • Psychology

Career opportunities

The university is at the forefront of employer-led degrees.

  • Graduate employment levels are exceptionally high
  • Over 80% of students benefit from a work placement, often abroad
  • 80th in the world, 12th in the UK (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016)

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