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Aston University has a reputation for excellence in business, engineering, science and technology, and has a new medical school that opened in 2018. Aston’s Business School was founded in 1947 and is one of the oldest and largest in the UK. It holds triple accreditation, which is a classification given to only 73 business schools worldwide by the three leading business school accreditation associations. The University is centrally located within Birmingham, a diverse, vibrant city that is the second largest in the UK.

Key Facts


  • #38 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • #41 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • #25 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2024

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 11,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 2,500

Year founded

  • 1895

  • The University was awarded Gold for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017).
  • The university is made up of five schools: Engineering and Applied Science, Life and Health Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences, the Aston Medical School and the Aston Business School. 
  • A multi-million pound development programme has seen the completion of a new European Bioenergy Research Institute and the Aston University Student Village, providing 3,000 en-suite rooms.
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