Aston University

Over the last 20 years, we have consistently been ranked as a top university for graduate employability (80th in the World and 12th in the UK, according QS Graduate Employability Rankings). Our mission is to deliver and maintain a sustainable campus that enhances the student experience.



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.


With a wide range of modules and a diverse student population, Aston offers students an online learning community. Students can build their network with peers and instructors while enjoying the convenience of an online degree. Designed for working professionals and busy adult learners, students can take classes 24/7 at their convenience and finish some degrees in as few as 2 years.

An online degree from Aston University carries with it the same reputation for academic excellence and career-ready focus that employers desire.


The Business School creates career-ready graduates who master needed skills for today’s competitive marketplace. Skills emphasised include

  • Negotiation

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Innovative thinking

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (18)
Social Sciences (15)
Engineering & Technology (10)
Medicine & Health (10)
Humanities (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Computer Science & IT (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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358 -12
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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.


  • Aston Business School is among the elite 1 per cent of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS, the leading accreditation bodies for business schools in the UK, US and Europe.
  • MSc Accounting & Finance is fully accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom