Aston University

Aston University

UK

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THE World Ranking: 351

Student satisfaction at Aston University is high; it has achieved 89% in the 2013 National Student Survey.

  • Aston is a ‘Top-20 University’ in the UK for research impact
  • Ranked 22nd in the Guardian Rankings for 2015
  • Curriculum designed in partnership with industry experts
  • Vibrant student community with many international students
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Overview

Aston, a research-led university, was founded in 1895. It has been recognised as a University since 1966 and is renowned for its excellent teaching quality and significant ties to industry, government and commerce. Based in the city centre of Birmingham, it boasts a 40-acre campus with academic, social and accommodation facilities. The University’s student population of 10, 500 comes from more than 130 countries.

Assessed on a basis of graduate prospects, teaching and student satisfaction, Aston University is ranked 32nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016. It also has several subjects ranking in the top ten including Pharmacology & Pharmacy (8th), Marketing (6th) and Optometry (1st). It is ranked 33rd in the 2016 Guardian rankings.  

Aston's four Schools of Study offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and also work with the public and private sectors to develop tailored Foundation Degree programmes. Most of the bachelor’s degrees offer students the choice to study sandwich courses, which include a paid work placement or a study year at a partner institution abroad. The work placement provides students the opportunity to put knowledge into practice whilst gaining valuable professional experience to enhance employment prospects.

Aston Graduates are highly sought after by many major international companies, and the University is consistently at the top of the league tables for graduate employment.   The University is currently ranked 8th overall for graduate employment putting even the likes of Oxford in the shade (2013 Sunday Times University Guide). The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming its place amongst the elite. 

Aston’s enthusiasm for research and passion for innovation have made a tremendous impact on industry and society. The practical application of the University’s case studies has revolutionised business undertakings. Innovative business models and processes have been discovered to face challenges of the modern business world.  In the REF 2014 (Research Exercise Framework), Aston was rated a Top 20 UK university for Research Impact and the University received  ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ accreditation for nearly 80 per cent of its overall research.

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Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

128 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

0.62% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

351

TEACHING

20.6%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

93.5%

INDUSTRY INCOME

34.3%

RESEARCH

23.9%

CITATIONS

56.2%
QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: QS

358

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£7000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£4056

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£17200

POSTGRADUATE

£14510

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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Ishan, India 3

Aston was a challenging and fun experience

Intellectually Challenging course. Very talented and motivated peers and plenty of opportunities to learn from them. I would recommend Aston to others.

Intellectually Challenging course. Very talented and motivated peers and plenty of opportunities to learn from them. I would recommend Aston to others.

AYOUB, Afghanistan 3

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I AM SURE THAT I WILL ENJOY ALOT STUDYING IN A BIG UNIVERSITY LIKE ASTON AND MY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE THINKING OF STUDYING AT UNIVERSITY IS TO STUDY ALOT.

I AM SURE THAT I WILL ENJOY ALOT STUDYING IN A BIG UNIVERSITY LIKE ASTON AND MY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE THINKING OF STUDYING AT UNIVERSITY IS TO STUDY ALOT.

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