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Aston University

At a glance

Nearest airports:

  • Birmingham
  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester

Founded

  • 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

  • #2 for Subjects Allied to Medicine (The Times and Sunday Times UK university rankings, 2018)
  • #29 in The Guardian University Guide 2017
  • #46 in The Times and Sunday Times UK university rankings, 2018
  • Top 20 in The Times and Sunday Times university rankings 2018 for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (14), Building (9), Social Policy (8), Business Studies (17)
  • Top 80 in the world for graduate employment (QS Graduate Employability rankings, 2016)
  • 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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