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League Tables and Rankings

  • 89% satisfaction: Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey has been at least 89% in each of the last four years (2013-2016)
  • 21st out of 120 UK Universities for Student Experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)
89% Student Satisfaction
  • 82% employability: we are ranked 18th in the UK for graduate level destinations within 6 months of graduation (Times/Sunday Times 2017 Good University Guide)
  • Top 80 in the World and 12th in the UK (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016)
  • Currently 78.8% of Aston graduates find a graduate 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)
  • 5 QS Stars for Employability
  • Top 10 in the UK for proportions of graduates achieving professional jobs (DLHE). To date, Aston’s graduate internship provider (Graduate Advantage) has helped 4000 students launch their graduate career.
  • 73rd in the World and 12th in the UK for Graduate Employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings)
  • Aston regularly features in the Graduate High Fliers survey as one of the Universities the top 100 employers look to recruit from
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  • Ranked top 30 in the UK in both the 2017 Guardian University Guide and the 2017 Complete University Guide
  • 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 2016)
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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  • 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality (THE, TEF)
  • 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.
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  • 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)
  • 39th in the World for Sustainable Development & Environmental Management; 67th in the World for Supply chain & Logistics; 34th in Europe for Accounting & Auditing; 40th in Europe for Human Resource Management; 24th in Europe for International Management; 19th in Europe for Information Systems Management; 41st in Europe for Marketing (Eduniversal)
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  • 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)
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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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