Founded in 1895, Aston is an established, "old" University known for world class Teaching Quality and Research and a Graduate Employment record that is consistently amongst the best in the UK - ranked 9th out of all 120 Universities in the UK for graduate employment in 2008-2009 by the Sunday Times. Aston is also consistenly ranked in the UK's top 20 or 30 in The Times and Complete University Guide rankings, above many Russell Group Universities.
All of the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities are based on our attractive, self contained green Campus, right in the centre of Birmingham, one of Europe's liveliest and welcoming cities. We are proud of our close-knit, safe and friendly campus atmosphere which provides the perfect environment for academic success and a fantastic social life. Around 70% of our students take Sandwich or Year Abroad programmes providing excellent experience integrated into their degrees. Over 20% of our students are from outside the UK providing a truly international experience.
With around 9,000 students at the University our students benefit from being part of an academic and social community large enough to be lively and diverse but small enough so as not to feel overwhelming. We also have extensive student accommodation, with a guarantee in place on campus for first year students. International students are offered accommodation on campus for the duration of their studies at Aston.
This all contributes to one of the UK's lowest student drop-out rates and consistently strong student satisfaction ratings.
We offer a wide range of single, joint and combined honours Degree Programmes in the subjects covered by our four Academic Schools:
Aston Business School
School of Engineering & Applied Science
School of Life & Health Sciences
School of Languages & Social Sciences