Why study at Aston?

Why Choose Aston
Aston is different. We've successfully blended our traditional roots with a progressive approach to teaching and learning. Our history has been one of academic excellence, where research informs high quality learning and teaching, while never losing sight of employability.

We offer a range of inspiring, professionally relevant courses, which meet the needs of the real world and prepare you for a successful and rewarding career. By choosing postgraduate study at Aston, you will be exposed to new ways of thinking and gain a competitive edge in the ever more demanding world of work.

Top for Graduate Employment

Aston University beats Oxbridge on Graduate Employability. As identified by the Times University Guide, just fewer than 90% of our Graduates enter graduate level jobs upon departure. Because of our courses' global appeal, international employers prefer Aston graduates year after year.

Academic Excellence

An education at Aston ensures that you will develop the necessary competencies demanded by today's competitive job market. The University has been ranked 13th out of 113 institutions in the Independent Complete University Guide, taking into consideration a wide range of criteria, including research, teaching quality and student satisfaction. Almost half of our research is classed as excellent or world-leading.

Superb Learning and Teaching Facilities

The major benefit of studying at Aston is the incredibly wide range of learning resources available to you on campus. Situated at the heart of Birmingham, our university library is a one-stop-shop for both digital and physical resources, open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. In addition, Aston’s campus is completely wireless enabled and we offer a sophisticated virtual learning environment, so you can work absolutely anywhere on campus or remotely.

Global Graduates

Aston understands that we live in a global economy, which is why we give students the opportunity to learn a second language. Courses are taught by experienced academic staff in Mandarin, French and Arabic to name but a few... Courses are delivered at Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels and include interactive software to help you along the way. We have staff from over 120 countries on campus, so by choosing to study at Aston, you will immerse yourself in the global way of thinking that gets us recognised the world over.

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International students

International students

Students from over 120 countries study at Aston each year

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research