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League Tables and Rankings

  • Aston 2nd in UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist, based on Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset 2017)
  • Aston graduates earned nearly £3,000 more than expected five years after graduation (The Economist)
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  • A new Government league table, The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), considered to be a game changer for UK universities due to its unprecedented emphasis on teaching quality and student satisfaction, has given Aston University a Gold award – the highest possible accolade.
  • TEF, published on 22 June 2017, found that students from all backgrounds achieve ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’ at Aston, with very high proportions of students going into highly skilled employment or further study.
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  • 88% satisfaction: Aston rated in the top 25 universities in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017)
  • 21st out of 120 UK Universities for Student Experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
88% Student Satisfaction
  • 82% of Aston graduates are in professional level jobs or further study, 18th highest percentage in the UK (Times/Sunday Times 2017 Good University Guide, Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 150 in the World and 18th in the UK (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017)
  • 5 QS Stars for Employability (2016)
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  • 29th out of 119 UK universities (The Guardian University Guide 2017)
  • 30th out of 123 UK universities (The Complete University Guide 2017)
  • 33rd out of 120 UK universities (The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
Aston UK League Tables
  • 78% of research submitted evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014)
  • In the category of Allied Health, 94% of our research is World Leading or Internationally Excellent (3*/4*) (REF 2014)
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  • Awarded GOLD for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)
  • 5 QS Stars for Teaching 
  • 9th in the UK for students achieving 1st and 2:1 Degree Classifications (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • Over 70% of our students are on degrees with teaching quality ratings of 22/24 or higher according to the Quality Assurance Agency. Many of our degrees enjoy professional accreditation from a wide range of UK, European and Global Institutes, Associations and Societies.
TEF rankings
  • 53rd in Masters in Finance and 85th in Masters in Management (Financial Times)
  • 94th in Business & Economics (Times Higher Education)
  • Top 150 for Business & Management Studies; Top 200 for Linguistics; Top 300 for English Language & Literature; Top 500 for Computer Science & Information Systems (QS)
  • 48th in the World for Sustainable Development & Environmental Management; 79th in the World for Supply chain & Logistics; 26th in the World for Business Intelligence, Knowledge and Security Management; 44th in the World for Financial Markets; 61st in the World for Entrepreneurship; 79th in the World for Supply Chain and Logistics; 26th in Europe for the full-time MBA; 40th in Europe for Human Resource Management; 24th in Europe for International Management; 21st in Europe for Information Systems Management; 45th in Europe for Marketing (Eduniversal)
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  • Top 100 Best 'Golden Age' Universities in the World (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)
  • 358th out of over 6,000 Universities around the World (QS World University Rankings 2016/2017)
  • Top 150 in the World (2016/17 QS Graduate Employability Rankings)
  • Top 200 in Europe (Times Higher Education European University Rankings 2017)
  • Times Higher Education Golden Age Universities World Rankings 2017
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  • 9th in the UK and 29th in the World for International Outlook (Times Higher World Rankings)
  • 5 QS Stars for Internationalisation (2016/17)
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  • 6th out of 150 UK Universities and Colleges (People and Planet University League 2016)
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