Aston University

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
The Aston University is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Aston Aston University received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966.



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


Aston offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also works with the public and private sector to develop tailored Continuing Professional Development and Foundation Degree programmes.


For over 20 years Aston has been a leading university for graduate employability:

  • 7th for Job Prospects in the Whatuni Awards 2016.
  • Aston has been ranked in the top 80 in the World and 12th in the UK by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016.
  • Currently 78.8% of Aston graduates find a grad-level job or further study within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of less than 70%, placing Aston inside the top 25 institutions in the UK (2017 Complete University Guide).

  • Aston regularly features in the Graduate High Fliers survey as one of the Universities the top 100 employers look to recruit from.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (20)
Social Sciences (15)
Engineering & Technology (11)
Medicine & Health (11)
Humanities (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Computer Science & IT (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Aston University!


Student services

  • All lecture theatres, seminar rooms and laboratories

  • Our award winningCareers and Employability Centre

  • Health and welfare services including a dentist surgery, opticians, Chaplaincy, health drop-in centre and counselling service. Our NHS Doctor's surgery is less than 10 minutes walk.

  • Loads of places to eat, (cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs) meet friends and relax between lectures.

  • General store, supermarket, bank, bookshop and computer shop

  • The Hub - our one-stop student support centre.

Housing services

  • All our student accommodation - over 3,000 rooms (all ensuite).

Living on campus, you will only ever be two minutes away from your lectures, nights in Students' Union or the centre of Birmingham. You will also benefit from an on-campus supermarket for food shopping and essentials. Even though you will be in the centre of town, living in Aston Student Village you can enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the university lake or gardens at Millennium Point.
  • William Murdoch, James Watt, Harriet Martineau and Mary Sturge
  • Lakeside residences

Library services

  • A well equipped, refurbished Library open seven days a week (and 24 hours a day during key periods!)

ICT services

  • Extensive IT facilities often with 24 hour access and WiFi internet access available across campus

Medical services

Student life has both ups and downs, so it's important our students feel that there is always support available should they need it.

We offer a wide range of services geared towards ensuring your time with us is a success in academic, social and personal terms.

Student Life

Campus life

Our self-contained campus gives Aston University students the best of both worlds: a green, well-equipped, friendly campus in the heart of a vibrant city.

All our social, support and academic facilities are based on campus, so you never have far to go.

Aston University is less than five minutes walk fromBirmingham city centre and its many shops, restaurants, galleries, theatres, cinemas, pubs and clubs.

Sports facilities

  • Great sports facilities, including two large sports halls, a 100 station gym, 25m swimming pool, large aerobics room, squash courts and all-weather floodlit sports pitches.


Accreditation is a stamp of quality for a school and its programmes. Aston is among just 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom