Aston University

Aston University

Address : Aston Triangle, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7ET, Birmingham, England , UK

Contact : +44 121 204 3000  Email :

About Aston University, England , UK

Aston University is a public research campus university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston began as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895, evolving into the UK’s first elite College of Advanced Technology in 1956. Aston University received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966.

Aston was ranked by QS as the 42nd best university in the world under 50 years old in 2015. It was ranked 5th in the UK for the percentage of graduates entering employment who achieve graduate level jobs in the 2012 Sunday Times University Guide.  A survey suggested it is one of the 20 most targeted universities by the UK's top employers. Aston pioneered the integrated placement year concept over 50 years ago  with more than 70% of Aston students take placement year, the highest percentage in the UK. Aston students are the joint 15th most satisfied students out of 136 UK Universities, with the overall satisfaction level at 90%. Aston University was responsible for educating 2.3 per cent of the UK's millionaires, placing Aston among the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires.

  • A green campus in the centre of Birmingham, with all academic, accommodation and social facilities on one site.
  • Five minutes’ walk from the main shopping and social areas of the city and fifteen minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street station (a national rail hub).
  • A 20-minute journey by rail to Birmingham International Airport.

Courses Offered by Aston University

Under Graduate Program

  • B.Eng. Chemistry
  • B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Sc. Logistics with Supply Chain Management
  • B.Eng. Communications Engineering
  • B.Sc. Computing Science
  • B.Eng. Design Engineering
  • B.Eng. Electromechanical Engineering
  • B.Eng. Chemical Engineering
  • B.Sc. Computing Science and Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Construction Project Management
  • B.Sc. Industrial Product Design
  • Bachelor Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Mathematics with Economics
  • B.Sc. International Business and Economics
  • B.Sc. Business and Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Business and Management
  • B.Sc. International Business and Management
  • B.Sc. Finance
  • B.Sc. Business Computing and IT
  • LL.B. Law
  • B.Sc. Business & International Relations
  • B.Sc. Marketing
  • B.Sc. Human Resource Management
  • LL.B. Law with Management

Engineering Program

Postgraduate

  • M.Sc. Engineering Management
  • M.Sc. Supply Chain Management
  • M.Sc. Product Design Innovation
  • M.Sc. Data Communication Networks
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Modelling)
  • M.Sc. Professional Engineering
  • M.Sc. Product Design Enterprise
  • M.Sc. IT Project Management
  • M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
  • M.Eng. Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
  • M.Eng. MEng Chemical Engineering
  • M.Sc. Telecommunications Systems
  • M.Sc. Wireless Communications and Networking
  • M.Sc. Industrial Enterprise Management
  • M.Sc. Software Engineering
  • M.Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering

MBA Program

  • M.Sc. International Business
  • MBA Business Administration Online
  • M.Sc. Market Research & Consultancy
  • M.Sc. Organisational Behaviour
  • M.Sc. Social Responsibility & Sustainability
  • M.Sc. Operational Research and Performance Management
  • M.Sc. Human Resource Management and Business
  • M.Sc. Business and Management
  • M.Sc. European Master in Management
  • M.Sc. Marketing Management
  • M.Sc. Investment Analysis
  • M.Sc. Strategy and International Business
  • M.Sc. Accounting and Finance
  • M.Sc. Finance and Investments
  • M.Sc. Management Research
  • M.Sc. Entrepreneurship & International Business
  • MBA Business Administration
  • M.Sc. Strategic Marketing Management
  • M.Sc. Information Systems and Business Analysis
  • M.Sc. Work Psychology and Business
  • M.Sc. Finance and Financial Regulation
  • M.Sc. Supply Chain Management

Medical Program

Postgraduate

  • M.Sc. Health and Disease
  • M.Sc. Pharmacokinetics
  • M.Sc. Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Master Molecular Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Pharmacology
  • M.Sc. Clinical Health Management
  • M.Sc. Biomedical Sciences
  • M.Sc. Pharmacy
  • M.Sc. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • M.Sc. Health Psychology (online programme)
  • M.Sc. Health Psychology
  • M.Sc. Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences)
  • M.Sc. Occupational Toxicology
  • M.Sc. Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice
  • M.Sc. Drug Delivery
  • M.Sc. Cognitive Neuroscience
  • M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • M.Sc. Biological Sciences

Admission Process at Aston University

English language requirements:

If your native language is not English, you will be required to demonstrate your English proficiency by gaining an English language qualification prior to the commencement of your programme. Minimum requirements are detailed below, however higher levels may be required for entry onto certain programmes.

  1. Academic IELTS Average Score of 6, with no element less than 5.5
  2. TOEFL Internet based test overall score of 78 with minimum element scores of reading at 18, listening at 17, speaking at 20 and writing at 17
  3. Pearson PTE Academic overall score of 54 with no element less than 51
  4. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum Grade C

Aston University Facilities and Infrastructure

Academic Strengths

  • Strengths include Business and Management, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Life and Health Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences.
  • Aston pioneered the university placement year and was one of the first UK universities to offer undergraduate degrees in subjects such as Business Management, Human Psychology, Translation, Pharmacy, Audiology and Optometry.
  • Aston has an excellent graduate employment record, ranking consistently in the top ten universities for graduate employment for the last 20 years.

Student Facilities

  • On-campus gym, swimming pool, basketball, squash and badminton courts, as well as an outdoor all-weather pitch. Aston's swimming pool is one of the oldest pools in Birmingham and features an ornate Victorian design.
  • Huge on-campus university library with a wide range of digital as well as physical resources. Open 24 hours during exam period.
  • Large number of computer workstations across campus.
  • Free high-speed internet across campus.

Availability of Part-Time Work

    The University Jobshop is run by the Students' Union, and helps students find part-time work to support their studies.

    There are lots of opportunities for part-time work. Birmingham city centre and the massive Bullring shopping centre are 10 minutes’ walk from the campus. The financial and legal quarter of Birmingham is 5–10 minutes’ walk.

    Professional placement schemes are available for more career-oriented paid work. The average placement year salary for Aston students is £15,000 per year.

Careers Guidance

  • Aston University has an award-winning Careers and Placements team that advise students on their career, professional development and the best way to secure their ideal job.
  • Meet with our Careers Consultants to talk over your plans.
  • Learn from consultant’s bout how to create professional CVs, good applications and undertake successful interviews.
  • Receive support and advice on alternative options such as considering further study, working abroad, finding voluntary opportunities, taking a gap year or starting your own business.
  • A careers newsletter keeps you up to date with the latest news, views and global careers information via our regular updates and social media family.
  • Students can take advantage of the careers network, applying for paid internships with SMEs based in the West Midlands via Graduate Advantage.

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