Aston University

Aston University

Students from over 120 countries choose to study at Aston University - a safe and friendly campus enjoyed by a global, multicultural community. Birmingham is one of the UK’s most diverse cities and home to an unrivalled cultural heritage, top sporting events, music, performing arts and outstanding world cuisine.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our mission is to deliver research that changes lives for the better.
  • We are committed to supporting the most talented and hardworking students to achieve their potential.
  • A helping hand through university life

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (34)
Social Sciences (28)
Engineering & Technology (22)
Education & Training (1)

About

History

Aston University received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966.1875

1875: We started life as the School of Metallurgy, part of the Birmingham & Midland Institute. The Institute played a leading role in introducing scientific and technical education to people of all backgrounds in Birmingham, and set the scene for how Aston University would evolve. 

Research

Our mission is to deliver research that changes lives for the better. As a public research university, we foster collaboration between students, academics and industry leaders, bringing together people from all backgrounds and disciplines in the pursuit of knowledge, academic excellence, and a better world. For over 70 years, we’ve pushed boundaries at the heart of the UK’s second city. We’ve embraced diversity, led change, and championed learning. We empower our researchers with access to cutting-edge facilities and investment opportunities. And we aim to magnify the impact of our research beyond academia, to the benefit of all.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
401
2021
401 100
2020
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
485 26
2021
511 -69
2020
442
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
701
2020
701
2019
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
722 -20
2020
702
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Aston is a safe campus to live, work and study and we have a number of systems in place to ensure your safety, security and wellbeing are protected. Staying safe and reporting any incidents is the shared responsibility of our whole community and there are some simple steps you can follow to give you extra vigilance and peace of mind.

Housing services

We provide award-winning accommodation on our small, friendly campus in partnership with Unite Students.

All new undergraduate students who meet our criteria are guaranteed a room in Aston Student Village. If you require off-campus accommodation, this is organised through Aston Students' who will help you find recommended rental spaces across the city.

If you're not sure where to start, we've put together a guide below which gives advice on what to do depending on the type of student you are.

Library services

  • Aston University's library offers access to digital and print resources, with personalised support for learning and research. Learn more about how you can make the most of our facilities and services.

Student Life

Campus life

The Aston University campus is located on a green, 60-acre, self-contained site in the centre of Birmingham, within 5-10 minutes walk of the main shopping, business and entertainment areas of the city. You’ll find a number of facilities in this friendly space, including cafes, a supermarket, and places to meet, study and get healthy.

Sports facilities

Welcome to Sport Aston. The go to place to get fit, stay fit and most importantly have fun working out and enjoying the range of facilities we have to offer. Based on the Aston University campus, The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre is home to a fully functional gym, multiple studios and courts alongside Birmingham’s oldest, but most stunning operational swimming pool.

Sport Aston also manages the Aston University Recreation Centre in Great Barr, which provides grass pitches for hire and a floodlit all weather pitch. This is set across 48 acres of greenery providing beautiful views in a relaxing environment. The centre also has functions rooms and break out areas for public hire.

Student clubs

  • Joining a club or society is one of the best ways to get the most out of your time here at Aston. With over 130 student-led groups we have something for everyone. Take a look below to see what groups we have on offer! Don't see anything that interests you? Start your own here! We love hearing your ideas for new clubs and societies.

Student Reviews

Poor system of Education in my country
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Mechatronics Engineering is a really broad course involving programming. But we've not been introduced into programming. Most of the time, our lecturer advice to learn programming outside the school. But it's something we are supposed to learn in the school

Aston University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The school has an excellent study environment and method of teaching style

A university you should attend
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university has a good teaching style. Hands on learning. You're welcome divided into groups and given a case to solve. It's a great school.

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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