Aston University

United Kingdom

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a research-intensive university known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce.

Ranked 27 out of 124 UK universities by the Complete University Guide 2014 and 30 out of 119 universities by the Guardian University Guide 2014, Aston University has cemented its place among Britain’s elite higher education institutions. A leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years, Aston University has consistently outdone eminent institutions such as Oxford University in this area.

Subject strengths: Business and Management, subjects allied to Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Modern Languages.

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Our campuses

Aston University is located in the centre of the vibrant city of Birmingham on a self-contained green campus with all academic, accommodation and social facilities located on-site.

Students have easy access to excellent nightlife, culture, sport, shopping and work - the campus is a five-minute walk from the main shopping and social areas of the city and a fifteen-minute walk from Birmingham New Street station (a national rail hub). See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1966
Student
Population
15000
Staff
Population
681
Male to Female
Ratio
52 : 48
International
Students
32%
Foundation
Colleges
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
Aston@therightu.com
Social
Accredited in Singapore
Strengths
Optometry
CUG Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
United Kingdom
4th
Business Studies
ARWU Business Administration
United Kingdom
8th
Social Work & Policy
CUG Social Policy
United Kingdom
8th
Medicine
Guardian Health professions
United Kingdom
12th
Nursing & Health Science
Guardian Health professions
United Kingdom
12th
Pharmacy
The Times Pharmacology and Pharmacy
United Kingdom
13th
Chemical Engineering
Guardian Engineering: chemical
United Kingdom
14th
Linguistics
QS Linguistics
United Kingdom
18th
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships
Up to 100% for tuition
10 available
MBA Scholarship 2017/2018
Up to £10000 for tuition
Limited quantity
Aston Excellence Scholarship
Up to £5000 for tuition
Limited quantity
Aston Villa Scholarship
5% for tuition
Limited quantity
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
Aston Alumni Bursaries
20% for tuition
Unlimited quantity
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Notable Alumni

Tony Hayward ex-CEO, British Petroleum (BP)
Tony started his career as a rig geologist in the North Sea with BP in 1982, and became BP's CEO after 25 years of service. Tony studied Geology at Aston University, graduating with a First-Class honours degree in 1978.

Dr Ravi Kant Vice-Chairman, Tata Motors
Ravi completed an MSc in Industrial Metallurgy Management Techniques at Aston University in 1970.Today Ravi is the Vice-Chairman of Tata Motors Ltd., South Asia’s largest automobile manufacturing company, and part of the TATA Group, India’s largest multinational conglomerate.
Student Life
Media
Why I Chose Aston - Nick Holzherr

"Having already launched two successful business ventures Co-Go Coffee and Qrky, Nick is currently looking for investment in Foodient - a web tool that will change the way recipes are conceived and ingredients purchased"

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