Aston University

Welcome to Aston University

Build the foundations of your future career with a degree from Aston University. Situated in Birmingham, the UK’s ‘second city’, Aston has some of the highest quality teaching anywhere in the country, and an elite Business school with a formidable reputation.

Your routes to Aston University include a preparation course at Kaplan International College (KIC) London.

Reasons to study at Aston University

Ranked in the UK top 35

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

2nd for teaching effectiveness

Times Higher Education

Globally elite business school

with triple accreditation and great subject rankings

Top 20 for graduate prospects

Times and Sunday Times 2017

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your KIC London course at the required level with good attendance

Aston University subject ranking highlights

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Accounting and Finance Top 25Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
Business Top 20Times and Sunday Times 2017
Marketing12thComplete University Guide 2018
Julius Brazil Aston University

Julius from Brazil

Master's degree in International Business at Aston University

I chose Aston based on its reputation, and because I chose the MSc in International Business, which is within the top 5 in the UK. Studying at Aston, I strongly believe I will acquire knowledge and skills that will contribute to my professional and personal development.


Masud from Bangladesh

Master's degree in Human Resource Management and Business at Aston University

Aston University is an excellent place to study, with great resources. There are good career progression opportunities for graduates, high-tech facilities and an excellent business school.

Why choose Aston?

A pioneering history

Aston University was founded in 1895 as a technical school; in 1956 it became the UK’s first ever College of Advanced Technology. This forward-thinking attitude continued after Aston received university status, with the University pioneering the integrated placement year concept to help students gain valuable work experience.

Teaching excellence

Aston’s cutting edge commitment to finding the best teaching methods and preparing students for the future continues to this day. It has been ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching effectiveness in the Times Higher Education magazine analysis, making it one of the best-value universities in the country.

A high-flying university

Graduates from Aston University can expect to go far in their careers, and gain excellent return on investment in their education. The University is currently in the top 20 for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2017).

Elite Business School

Aston University’s Business School is in the elite group of business schools globally with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. The university is ranked in the UK top 20 for Business (Times and Sunday Times 2017), and has numerous highly regarded master’s degrees.

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