Aston University


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Study at Aston University

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. Professor Dame Julia King became Vice-Chancellor of the University in 2006.

Aston's four Schools of Study – Aston Business School; the School of Engineering and Applied Science; the School of Life and Health Sciences and the School of Languages and Social Science - offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also work with the public and private sectors to develop tailored Foundation Degree programmes.

Aston’s close and established links with business, the public sector and the professions ensure that our degree programmes are inspiring, challenging and constantly updated to equip you with essential work-related skills and experiences.

Aston _facilities 04We have strong relationships with national and international graduate employers as well as smaller and local employers. These relationships are extremely important and make a real contribution to graduate employability

We are committed to academic excellence and to providing the highest standard of education to our students and we are ranked highly in the National Student Survey.

Why choose Aston?

  • Aston has been a leading university for graduate employability since its foundation in 1966 and the large majority of Aston graduates go on to a graduate level job within six months – a higher proportion than Oxford.
  • Over 200 graduate employers come on to campus each year.
  • The large majority of Aston students choose to take an integrated placement year or year abroad, making them very attractive to employers.
  • Our generous scholarship programmes help to ensure that anyone who is qualified to come to Aston University can afford to do so, regardless of their financial circumstances. The Aston placement year or year abroad is also heavily subsidised and is fee-free for the majority of our UK/EU students. We have scholarships aimed both at high achievers and those from families with low incomes.
  • The Aston ‘Languages for All’ programme enables our undergraduate students to learn a new language for free.
  • A top 30 university in every major UK university ranking including the Sunday Times, Complete University Guide 2013 and the Guardian University Guide 2013.
  • Aston has 89% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2013).
  • Aston is  an increasingly popular university with the  student intake up by 41% - best outside London.
  • Birmingham, one of Europe’s liveliest cities, is home to 70,000 students.
  • Students from over 120 countries provide a truly international experience.