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Aston University

Aston University is a well-known public research university located in Birmingham, England's city centre.

Aston University History

In 1895, Aston University was founded as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School, and in 1956, it became the UK's first College of Advanced Technology. After receiving its Royal Charter on April 22, 1966, and the appointment of Lord Nelson as its first Chancellor, it became the University of Aston in Birmingham.

Aston University Programs, Courses and Schools

The following are the names of Aston University's Schools:

  • Aston Business School
  • Aston Graduate School
  • Aston Law School
  • Aston Medical School
  • Aston Pharmacy School
  • School of Biosciences
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Informatics and Digital Engineering
  • School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Psychology 
  • School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Aston University Achievements/USP

Aston University has the distinction of having pioneered the integrated placement year concept more than 50 years ago, and more than 73 percent of Aston students participate in a placement year, the highest ratio in the UK.

The Times Higher Education Awards 2021 announced in September 2021 that Aston University has been shortlisted for University of the Year.

The Guardian selected Aston University "University of the Year" in 2020, and the newspaper also honored Aston Students' Union with the "Buildings That Inspire" award. In 2020, Aston University was recognized "Outstanding Entrepreneurial University" by the Times Higher Education Awards.

Aston University Notable Alumni

The names of notable alumni of Aston University are listed below:

  • Chris Banks
  • Bisola Biya
  • Andrew Campbell
  • Peter Casey
  • Colin Clinton
  • David Thursfield
  • Simon D’Ujanga
  • Ron Dawson
  • Derek Brewer
  • Kevin Brooks
  • John Hassard
  • Xu Ningsheng
  • David Thursfield
  • Robert Walter
  • Kevin Warwick
  • Salma Yaqoob

Aston University infrastructure & services

Aston University Campuses

   The Aston University campus is located on a 60-acre area of land near Gosta Green, Birmingham, England. Aston University's campus includes a sports centre, swimming pool, 120-station gym, library, cafés, restaurants, pubs, shops, travel centre, hairdresser, health centre, and dentist, places of worship, opticians, a bank, automated teller machines, and plenty of outside space, in addition to housing over 3,000 students.

Aston University Libraries

The Aston University Library offers about 250,000 books, 800 latest printed journals, and 700 reading seats on four floors. It has over 40 electronic databases and over 3,400 electronic journals available online. During exam time, the Library is open 24 hours a day to Aston students and staff, and roughly 12 hours a day during term time.

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Aston University Housing services

 On-campus housing is available at Aston University. In collaboration with Unite Students, they offer award-winning housing on their small, friendly campus. Aston Student Village is guaranteed to all new undergraduate students who meet university qualifications. Off-campus housing is arranged by Aston Students, who will assist you in finding approved renting places throughout the city.

Here are the housing choices for Aston University students:

   For First year students:

  • James Watt
  • William Murdoch

 For returning students

  • Mary Sturge
  • Lakeside

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Aston University Medical services

  The Halcyon Medical Centre is the closest NHS doctor's surgery (general practitioner/GP) to Aston University campus. It is open seven days a week and is located at 24 Martineau Place in Birmingham City Centre, roughly half a mile from campus. Additional services such as a Sexual Health Clinic, Dental Outreach, and a Walk-in Centre are available in the nearby Boots. The National Health Service (NHS) is a world-renowned healthcare system in England that offers free healthcare to UK residents supported by government financing. Students can learn more about NHS services by visiting the NHS website.

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Aston University Students clubs

 The following are the names of Aston University student clubs:

  • Boxing Club
  • Basketball Club(Eagles)
  • Badminton club(Hawks)
  • Bhangra club
  • Cheerleading Club
  • Dance Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Jiu Jitsu Club
  • Hockey Club
  • Kayak Club
  • Netball Club
  • Pool & Snooker Club
  • Mountaineering Club
  • Men’s Football club
  • Snow Club
  • Running Club
  • Rugby Union club

 Aston University location

Aston University is a public university in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Birmingham is a large city and metropolitan borough in England's West Midlands. It is the United Kingdom's largest and most populous metropolitan borough, serving as the "Core City" of the country's second-largest metropolitan region and third-largest urban area, with 1.2 million residents in the borough (city-proper) area and 2.8 million in the urban area. Birmingham is often referred to as the United Kingdom's "second city."

Locations: Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET, United Kingdom

Aston University different campuses locations

  The only campus of Aston University is set on a lush, 60-acre, self-contained location in the heart of Birmingham, UK, about 5-10 minutes’ walk from the city's main leisure, commercial, and entertainment areas.

Aston University top landmarks nearby, top companies, airports nearby

  Birmingham (BHX) Airport, which is 7 miles distant, is the nearest airport to Aston University. Manchester (MAN) (63.1 miles), London Luton (LTN) (77.1 miles), Bristol (BRS) (84.1 miles), and London Heathrow (LHR) are all neighboring airports (93.6 miles).

Landmark: Aston Triangle

Aston University International student’s info

Aston University courses offered

    Undergraduate Courses at Aston University:

  • BSc in Accounting
  • BSc in Applied Chemistry
  • BSc in Biochemistry
  • BSc in Biological Sciences
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc in Business Analytics
  • BSc in Business and Politics
  • BSc in Business Computing and IT 
  • BSc in Business management and Social Policy

 Post Graduates courses at Aston University:

  • MSc in Business Psychology
  • MEng in Civil Engineering
  • MSc in Civil Infrastructure Engineering 
  • MSc in Business Management
  • MSc in Business Analytics
  • MSc in health Psychology
  • MSc in Human Resources Management

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Aston University student support

 Aston University provides comprehensive support to its students in all areas. The Enabling Team provides guidance and support to students with disabilities, such as chronic illnesses and learning challenges.

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Aston University visas & immigration support

To study in the United Kingdom, all international students at Aston University need a visa or authorization, whereas EU and EEA students must apply individually. Aston University has a past record as a responsible student sponsor. This means the UK government has given them authorization to sponsor international students through the Student Channel. Aston University will provide you with the necessary documents to assist you obtain your study visa in the United Kingdom as a student sponsor.

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Aston University international student contact

0121 204 4888

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Aston University Student life

Aston University student society

 At Aston University, there are numerous student societies. Students can join societies that interest them.

The following are the names of student societies at Aston University:

  • Afghan Society
  • Ahlul Scoiety
  • Aston Bright Future Society
  • Aston Cardiovascular Society
  • Aston Computer Science Society
  • Aston Pharmacy Association Society 
  • Aston Radiology Society
  • Aston Oncology Society
  • Economics Society
  • Hindu Society
  • Enactus Society
  • Drama Society
  • DJ Society
  • Marketing Society
  • Korean Society
  • Italian Society

Aston University sports and fitness

  The Aston University Recreation Centre provides sports and fitness facilities and is located on 48 acres of countryside with beautiful vistas and a calm atmosphere. The centre has meeting rooms, breakout areas, and a fully supplied bar. Its high-quality grass sport pitches for football and rugby are well-maintained, making it an ideal place for pro and semi-pro club training. With adequate parking and adjacent hotels within walking distance, its location just off the M6 junction 7 between Birmingham and Walsall is excellent for local or national events.

Aston University Health & Wellbeing

Aston University places a high value on its students' mental health and well-being. The Counselling and Mental Wellbeing Service at the University, with its qualified counselors/psychotherapy practitioners and trainees, is here to help students. Doing even the most basic activities or making what used to be simple judgments might feel daunting at a period of major change. They can assist students deal through whatever is troubling them, whether they are just starting university life or are farther along in their studies.

Aston University Residential Life

 The residential life at Aston University is quite lovely and comfortable. Residents at university residence halls have access to a variety of amenities, including well-furnished bedrooms with ultra-modern kitchens, Wi-Fi, laundry, vending machines, and more.

Aston University food & drink

 Aston University provides a wide range of food and drinks alternatives for its students.

The names of various options are as follows:

  • Café Libro
  • Tierra Food Court 
  • Tierra Food Court Costa 
  • Eros café

Off campus options-

  • The Restaurant 
  • Sacks of Potatoes
  • Gaucho

Aston University short term getaways

  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Black Country living Museum
  • Cadbury World
  • The Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

Aston University Part time jobs

According to Aston University, if you are studying at degree level or above in the UK on a Tier 4 or student visa, you will normally be allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time and an unlimited number of hours during University vacation periods.

If you're enrolled in an International Foundation Program, however, you can only work 10 hours per week throughout the school year. If you are enrolled in a Pre-Sessional English course and are considering employment, please first contact University.

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Aston University Student Safety

Aston University is a safe environment to live, work, and study, with a number of mechanisms in place to ensure student safety, security, and well-being. Aston University prioritizes student safety, and AUCSO's award of 'Security Team of the Year 2019' recognizes the extraordinary service provided by Aston's Campus Safety Team (Association of University Chief Security Officers).

Crime Around the area

 Birmingham has the country's 72nd highest crime rate. Rmal' category, it is on the higher end of the normal scale. For this time period, the overall crime rate in Birmingham was 205 offences per 1,000 inhabitants. This is far lower than other cities of comparable size.

Aston University Famous courses

  • BSc in Accounting
  • BSc in Applied Chemistry
  • BSc in Biochemistry
  • BSc in Biological Sciences
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc in Business Analytics 
  • BSc in Business and Politics
  • BSc in Business Computing and IT 
  • MSc in Business Psychology
  • MEng in Civil Engineering
  • MSc in Civil Infrastructure Engineering 
  • MSc in Business Management
  • MSc in Business Analytics
  • MSc in health Psychology

Aston University Campus recruitment


 Throughout their time at university and for three years after graduation, Aston University provides students with expert and kind advice. Students can gain the skills and experience they need to choose the correct career path and stand out in a competitive job market by attending university. The award-winning team at Aston University is dedicated to assisting students in writing effective CVs, cover letters, and applications. They also provide events, one-on-one support, and group sessions on a variety of employability subjects to students. To find placement and graduate possibilities for its students, the team collaborates with industry leaders and employers from around the world.

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Famous companies who recruit directly from Aston University Campus

  • GlaxoSmithkline
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • Network Rail
  • Aldi
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • Rolls-Royce
  1. Median Earnings 5 Years After Graduation      70000 
  2. Median Earnings 2 Years After Graduation      45000 
  3. Employed 2 Years After Graduation             80% 
  4. Employed 6 months After Graduation              70% 

Aston University Brochures & applications 

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Aston University Application Requirements


  • High school Transcripts
  • All documents in translated mode
  • Copies of English language qualifications 
  • Two references latter
  • Personal Statements- in 250 words maximum.
  • Passport 
  • Visa
  • Application form
  • Application fee- GBP- 20 for one course and 26 for multiple courses.


  • Universities Transcripts of each year
  • All documents in translated mode
  • Copies of English language qualifications 
  • Two references latter
  • Personal Statements- in 250 words maximum.
  • Passport 
  • Visa
  • Application form
  • Application fee-18 GBP for one form

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Aston University Programs

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United Kingdom. To be able to get a successful admission in Aston University in United Kingdom students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Aston University Cost of studies


Bachelors: £20,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.


Aston University Deadlines

Undergraduate: 15 January

Graduate: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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