Here for a reason
At Aston University our students and staff are driven by passion and purpose. We’re all here for a reason.
We’re currently ranked fourth in the UK on University Compare’s league table and we’re proud to be ranked second in the country in the 2022 English Social Mobility Index.
Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country five years after graduating. The 2022 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data shows that our employed graduates have the16th largest median salary overall five years after graduation at £33,400.
So whether you want to change the world, break the mould, or fly higher than anyone thought possible – we are here to help you achieve your goals.
Find your reason to study at Aston University.
Aston University has climbed the Guardian University Guide rankings for the fifth year in a row
The Guardian University Guide ranks universities according to a number of factors, including teaching excellence, student satisfaction and career prospects.
We have been placed 22nd in UK in the latest rankings. It marks our fifth consecutive year of improvement, up 29 places since 2018, and up three places on last year’s table.
- We are ranked second in the country for health professions courses which includes our BSc (Hons) Optometry and our four year MOptom Optometry which allows students to achieve a masters degree as well as qualifying as a registered optometrist.
- We are placed fifth in the country for construction courses
- Our international relations courses received a ranking of sixth in the country.
Learn from the best
Our academics pioneer innovative teaching methods to make your learning experience more rewarding, with many responsible for writing the key textbooks in their field.
But don’t just take our word from it. Listen to some of our academics discussing the subjects they are passionate about on our Aston means business and Society matters podcasts.
Understanding the UK's financial downturn and the world's economic crisis
Dr Dean Garratt, a senior teaching fellow and expert in economics at Aston University, says a recession is “pretty imminent” for the UK resulting in a “painful” year ahead. But he is optimistic that both inflation and interest rates will fall in the second half of next year.
Managing emotions for a political purpose
Dr Ilaria Scaglia, a senior lecturer in modern history at Aston University, explains how the ‘history of emotions’ can provide vital lessons for politics today, particularly when studying the 1920s and 30s. She said that the past can guide society on how it decides to conduct itself now, as individuals and countries.