Assessed on a basis of graduate prospects, teaching and student satisfaction, in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016 we have several subjects ranking in the top 10 including Pharmacology & Pharmacy (7th), Marketing (6th) and Opthalmics which is ranked 1st in the UK.
When our students ask, we act. Last year we launched our student app myAston, giving you access to learning and teaching resources, keeping you up-to-date with events on campus and even the ability to check when your laundry is done! Have a look at some of the other things we’ve done for our students over the last year - Click "Zoom" to open gallery.
It’s tough getting into your ideal career, but a degree from Aston will put you ahead of the competition. Your degree is tailored to your specific sector, with input from top employers, key figures in industry and leading academics. We invite employers from all over the world to meet you on campus; The Times Top 100 employers, including PwC, IBM and GlaxoSmithKline will be literally on your doorstep.
INFOGRAPHIC: Graduate employability at Aston - facts and figures
As the number of graduates increase, it is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to distinguish between candidates. This is where your professional placement year with Aston comes into play. While most of your competition will be fresh out of university with no work experience, you will already have a year's worth of experience under your belt.
Aston has consistently provided confident, commercially aware and enthusiastic placement students. Alexandra Sinton, Logica CGI
Lecturers at Aston come from a professions closely related to your degree subject and are keen to share years of experience, contacts and expertise. See our teachers in action through the Aston Teachers series:
For a chance to work for some of the world’s biggest international employers, it is vital that graduates possess good language skills. While learning a language at Aston, you will also gain a better understanding of other cultures, which will only benefit your employability and how you handle yourself professionally.
What does this mean for your degree? It means that the content of your course is tailored from the latest developments in your targeted industry. Why not see Aston's research in use.
Birmingham offers cosmopolitan student living with a fantastic range of entertainment, nightlife and culture on your doorstep. Drop into one of the UK’s top shopping centres, the Bull Ring, before heading out for theatres or a great night out in the city’s clubbing district, Broad Street. Birmingham is also one of the most affordable places to live in the UK, giving unrivalled value for money when exploring cultural attractions.
If you want to work for yourself or take your business to the next level, the team at Aston Enterprise are ready to make it happen. It is possible to integrate your professional placement year with your enterprising project, so you can bring your idea to life as part of your degree and immerse yourself fully in what you love while at Aston.
Set in the green space of Aston University campus, you will have a choice of stylish student flats in the heart of Birmingham. All of our accommodation is en-suite, has free high-speed internet and is only 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of town.
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