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Academic excellence

Aston University Rankings

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High league table rankings

Aston has strong league table positions across a range of different criteria. 

8th for graduate employment

We're ranked 8th for graduate employment in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. We've consistently been in the top 10 for the last 15 years

83% of Aston graduates entered graduate level employment in 2007-8, compared to a national average of just 70%. This places Aston 8th in the UK for graduate employment. (Sunday Times , Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

Our Careers Service was voted in the top 10 of all UK Universities by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (2008)

World class research

The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is a national exercise which assesses the quality of research across all UK higher education institutions.

The 2008 RAE results confirmed the quality and depth of Aston’s research:

  • All research areas submitted ranked in the top 12 in the UK
  • 45% of the research submitted evaluated as excellent or world-leading
  • Overall quality has increased since the last RAE in 2001
Read more about research at Aston or take a look at our RAE results in full.

Other criteria 

In 2013 league tables, Aston ranked well on specific criteria including:

  • strong staff-student ratios

  • proportion of first and upper second class degrees

  • a high level of spending on student facilities (student support, accommodation, sport and teaching facilities)

  • a high level of spending on library and computing facilities

View Aston University's Postgraduate Prospectus for 2014

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