Published on 14/09/2021
Aston University, Birmingham
  • Aston University is ranked 2nd overall in the UK for ‘health professions’
  • The University is ranked in the top 15 overall for Economics
  • Chemical Engineering is ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction with assessment and feedback

Aston University has broken into the top 25 in the Guardian University Guide League Tables 2022.

The University has climbed five places to 25th position in the main league table which ranks 121 UK universities based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.

Aston University is ranked 2nd overall in the UK for ‘health professions’, 8th in the UK for ‘value added’ (actual degree success relative to entry grades) for Pharmacy & Pharmacology and 12th in the UK for ‘career after 15 months’ (graduate employability) for Biosciences.

Economics secured a place in the top 15, while Chemical Engineering is ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction with assessment and feedback.

Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor at Aston University, said:

“Aston University’s performance in The Guardian University Guide League Tables 2022 is a reflection of the hard work and commitment of our staff to providing high-quality teaching and learning and overall experience for our students, especially in these recent challenging times.

“These rankings are a key determining factor for prospective students when choosing where they go to study, but they also demonstrate our continued improvement as an institution.

“It has been a very positive few days for the University, which has also been shortlisted for Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year.”

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world.

For media inquiries in relation to this release, contact Sam Cook, Press and Communications Manager, on (+44)744691 0063 or email: s.cook2@aston.ac.uk

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