Aston University

Aston University

Aston University

The institution

The UK’s leading university for business and the professions

Awarded the prestigious QS five-star rating for our excellence in teaching, employability, innovation, facilities, inclusiveness and internationalisation, join Aston University and you’ll be part of the UK’s leading university for business and the professions.

Located in the city centre of Birmingham, UK, our safe and secure campus is home to students from over 130 different countries. Our on-campus accommodation is guaranteed for international students, so you’re only ever a short walk away from anything that’s happening in Birmingham. Whether it’s our museums, art galleries, shops, bars, restaurants or sporting attractions, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

Postgraduate study

Aston offers an extensive array of taught postgraduate programmes across our five schools:

  • Aston Business School
  • Aston Medical School
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Languages and Social Sciences
  • Life and Health Sciences

And our Professional Development Programme (PDP) will give you the Aston Edge. Forming an integral part of the MSc degrees in our triple-accredited Business School, the PDP develops confident, internationally mobile graduates. Focusing on professional development and employability, you will build a skills portfolio showcasing the competencies demanded by employers worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an integrated work internship or study abroad at one of our 50+ international partner institutions.


Research that delivers

Our diverse research groups at Aston are focused on high quality, exploitable research with real-life applications. From healthy ageing to mass telecommunications to sustainable bioenergy, complete a research degree at Aston and you’ll be helping to bring direct benefits to businesses and communities across the world.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 78% of Aston research submitted was evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised' with 88.7% of our research found to have high levels of impact.

As a researcher at Aston, our comprehensive training and development programme will assist you in developing your generic research skills and provide opportunities and funding for you to attend regional and national training events. Our library services will also provide a range of support for your research including open access publishing, managing, archiving and sharing your research data and an annual series of seminars for researchers.


From our on-campus accommodation to our sports centre, library and careers service, you’ll find everything you need during your time at Aston on your doorstep:

Our award-winning careers and placements service can support you at whatever stage of your career you’re at. We’re ranked in the top 150 in the world for graduate employment (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017) and with over 200 graduate employers visiting Aston each year, you won’t be short for choice.

The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre offers high quality sports facilities, including a 25m swimming pool, 100+ station gym, sports halls, squash courts, dance and martial arts studios and a range of fitness classes.
Spanning four floors, our library offers access to thousands of academic resources. It also features computer labs, laptops available for borrowing and group and silent study areas.
Our active students’ union has a range of student societies from country-specific to religious societies to subject and sporting groups.

Get in touch

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Key information

Aston Triangle
B4 7ET
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000

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