Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
10,050 2,445 32% 20:9

 

Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England.

Aston, which was founded in 1895 and gained its royal university charter in 1966, offers a broad range of courses, with particular success in business, science, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and languages. The university is made up of five schools: Engineering and Applied Science, Life and Health Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences, the Aston Medical School and the Aston Business School. It has a total student body of over 11,000 students, comprising around 10,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates.

 It has extensive study, research, social, student support and accommodation facilities with a campus accommodation guarantee scheme for first year postgraduate students. More than 70% of the 10,000 or so undergraduates take sandwich placement years or years abroad. The university is proud of its student diversity, links with industry and excellent graduate employment record .

The library is spread over four floors and holds more than 250,000 books and 800 periodicals with room for around 700 reading spaces. It also has access to nearly 3,500 electronic journals and 40 electronic databases.

The university campus is spread across 60 acres of land in the Gosta Green area of Birmingham and comes complete with a swimming pool, sports centres, a library, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and shops, hairdressers, health centres and lots of green space.It is a self-contained campus right in the centre of Birmingham – just five minutes' walk from the Bullring shopping centre and 15 minutes' walk from the stations – so you're perfectly placed to take full advantage of the shops, travel links and nightlife.

 Notable Alumini:

Stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle

 BBC journalist Ivan Noble

 Senior international correspondent at CNN, Nic Robertson.
 

 

 

English Language Requirements

To be accepted onto their programmes, you must be able to satisfy the University's English language requirements. The level required will depend on the programme you are applying for.

 

Undergraduate applicants: Depending on score obtained in Class 12 English paper (typically, 75-85% and above), the Examination Board in India and the School at which you are applying to at Aston University, typically, you may be exempted from taking a SELT such as IELTS, TOEFL etc. These exemptions do not apply to Aston Medical School MBChB Programme.  

Postgraduate applicants: Typically, you may be exempt from taking a SELT such as IELTS, TOEFL etc if you have: studied at a highly recognized institution and completed your entire education in English medium, have strong class 12th English paper score, have evidence of working in a multinational company where it is obvious that the daily language of communication is English.

If you have been asked to provide evidence of an IELTS Academic test (not the IELTS General test) at a certain level, there are now two to choose from.

  1. A standard IELTS Academic test
  2. IELTS Academic test from a UKVI approved test centre.

The following applies to those who need a Tier 4 visa and have been made an offer based on an IELTS score:

  • If you have a direct entry unconditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, you can take any IELTS Academic test, whether from a UKVI approved centre or not.
  • If you require a Pre-sessional course, or have been made an unconditional offer for a Foundation year you must take your IELTS Academic test from a UKVI approved test centre.
  • If you are not sure which to choose, we strongly recommend that you take the UKVI approved test.

Main Entry IELTS Minimum Band Scores 

Foundation

 School / Programme

 Reading

Writing 

 Listening

 Speaking

Overall 

 All

 5

 5

 5

 5

 5.5


 

Undergraduate (Bachelor Degrees)

 School / Programme

Reading  

Writing

 Listening

 Speaking

 Overall

 Aston Medical School

 7.0

 7.0

 7.0

 7.0

 7.5

 Aston Business School

 6.0           

 6.0

 6.0

 6.0

 6.5

 Engineering & Applied Science

 5.5

5.5

5.5 

5.5 

6.0

 Life & Health Sciences

 6.0

6.0 

6.0 

6.0 

6.5 

 Languages & Social Sciences

 5.5

5.5 

5.5 

5.5 

6.0 


 

Postgraduate (Masters Programmes)

 School / Programme

 Reading

Writing 

Listening 

Speaking 

Overall 

 Aston Business School

 6 

 6 

 6 

 6

 6.5 

 Aston Business School - MBA

 6

 6

 6

 6

 6.5

 Engineering & Applied Science

 6

 6

 6

 6

 6.5

 Life & Health Sciences 

 6

 6

 6

 6

 6.5

 Life & Health Sciences - OSPAP

 7

 7

 7

 7

 7

 Languages & Social Sciences

 6

 6

 6

 6

 6.5


 

Postgraduate Research Programmes

 School / Programme

 Reading

Writing

Listening 

Speaking 

Overall 

 Aston Business School 

 6 

 6.5 

 6 

 6.5

 6.5 

 Engineering & Applied Science

 6

 6

 6

 6

 6.5

 Life & Health Sciences

 6

 6

 6

 6

 6.5

 Languages & Social Sciences

 6

 6.5

 6

 6.5 

 6.5

 

Undergraduate

 

You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree after class 12 from either a National or State Examination Board. 

Admissions tutors are looking for high marks in standard 10 and 12. The marks required vary depending on which Indian Board you studied and which subject you are applying to. In general, applicants should score in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.

Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.  Others, including business and some social sciences, are appropriate for students from any previous subject combination.

Postgraduate Taught

 

You can apply for a 1 year Masters programme with an undergraduate degree from an overseas institution. 

You should at least have a first class degree from an Indian university.  The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Indian university which you have graduated from.

If you are applying for finance, engineering, science or social science based subjects; you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.  There are a number of conversion programmes in business and management which are appropriate for students from any subject background. 

Postgraduate - MBA

You can apply for the MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience.  You should have at least a first class degree from an Indian university.

Postgraduate Research

 

You can apply for a research degree programme with an undergraduate degree from an overseas institution.   

You should at least have a first class degree from an Indian university.  The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Indian university which you have graduated from.

Bachelor Degrees: 
Accounting for Management
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
Audiological Science
Biological Sciences BSc
Biological Sciences MBiol
Biomedical Engineering BEng
Biomedical Engineering MEng
Biomedical Science
Business & Education Management
Business & International Relations
Business & Management
Business & Politics
Business & Sociology
Business Computing & IT
Business Management & English Language
Business, Management & Public Policy
Cell & Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering BEng
Chemical Engineering MEng
Chemistry
Communications Engineering
Computing for Business
Computing Science
Computing Science & Mathematics
Construction Project Management
Design Engineering
Economics & Management
Electrical & Electronic Engineering BEng
Electrical & Electronic Engineering MEng
Electrical Power Engineering BEng
Electromechanical Engineering
Electronic Engineering & Computer Science BEng
Electronic Engineering & Computer Science MEng
Engineering
Foundation
Engineering Foundation Year
English Language & Social Policy
English Language & Sociology
Finance
French
French & German
French & Spanish
French and English Language
German
German & English Language
German & Spanish
Healthcare Science (Audiology)
Hearing Aid Audiology
Foundation
Human Biology
Human Resource Management
Industrial Product Design
International Business & Economics
International Business & French
International Business & German
International Business & Management
International Business & Modern Languages
International Business & Spanish
International Foundation Programme
Foundation
International Relations & Social Policy
International Relations & Sociology
International Relations - French
International Relations - German
International Relations - Spanish
International Year Abroad (IYA)
Law
Law with Management
Logistics
Logistics with Purchasing Management
Logistics with Supply Chain Management
Logistics with Transport Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics with Computing
Mathematics with Economics
Maths & Business
Maths with Economics
Mechanical Engineering BEng
Mechanical Engineering MEng
Microbiology & Immunology
Multimedia Computing
Neuroscience
Optometry
Optometry MOptom
Pharmacy (MPharm)
Politics & Economics
Politics & English Language
Politics & International Relations
Politics & Social Policy
Politics & Sociology
Power Engineering
Professional Engineering
Professional Engineering (Power Systems)
Psychology
Psychology & Business
Psychology & Sociology
Science Foundation Year
Sociology
Sociology & French
Sociology & Social Policy
Sociology & Spanish
Spanish
Spanish & English Language
Translation Studies - French
Translation Studies - French & German
Translation Studies - French & Spanish
Translation Studies - German
Translation Studies - German & Spanish
Translation Studies - Spanish
Transport Product Design
 
Master Degrees: 
MBA (Full-time)
Accounting & Finance
Biomedical Sciences
Business and Management
Business Economics & Finance MSc
Clinical Neurophysiology Practice
Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences)
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience (Part Time)
Data Communication Networks
DBA - The Executive Doctorate
Doctor of Hearing Therapy
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Drug Delivery
Engineering Leadership & Management
Engineering Management
Entrepreneurship & International Business
Europe & the World
European Union & International Relations
European Union & International Relations (Part Time)
Finance & Investments
Forensic Linguistics Double MA
Forensic Linguistics MA
Forensic Linguistics MA (Part Time)
Governance & International Politics
Health Psychology
Health Psychology MSc
Health Psychology MSc
Human Resource Management & Business
Human Resource Management & Business (Online)
Human Resource Management & Business (Part Time)
Industrial Enterprise Management
Information Systems and Business Analysis
International Accounting & Finance MSc
International Business
International Relations & Global Governance
International Relations & Global Governance (Part Time)
Investment Analysis
IT Project Management
MBA (Online)
Mechanical Engineering (Modelling)
Multilevel Governance & International Relations
Neurophysiology PgCert
Neurophysiology PGDip
Operational Research & Performance Management MSc
Optometry Diploma
Organisational Behaviour
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacist Independent Prescribing PgCert
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacology
Policy & Social Research
Policy & Social Research (Part Time)
Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP)
Product Design Enterprise
Product Design Innovation
Professional Engineering
Professional IT Project Management
Psychiatric Pharmacy PgDip
Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice
Psychiatric Therapeutics PgCert
Services Innovation
Services Innovation (Part Time)
Sociology & Social Research
Sociology & Social Policy (Part Time)
Software Engineering
Stems Cells & Regenerative Medicine
Strategic Marketing Management
Strategic Sustainable Business MSc
Strategic Sustainable Business MSc (Distance Learning)
Strategic Sustainable Business MSc (Part Time)
Strategy & International Business
Supply Chain Management
Telecommunications Systems
TESOL & Translation Studies
TESOL & Translation Studies (Part Time)
Translation in a European Context (Part Time)
Translation Studies
Translation Studies (Part Time)
Wireless Communications & Networking
Work Psychology and Business

Accommodation for International Students

·        International undergraduate students who put Aston as their first choice are guaranteed accommodation for the duration of their course. For subsequent years after their first year, they must apply by the deadline date for returning students.

·        All accommodation is on the university campus. It is self-catered, with Internet access.

·        International students are allocated with home and EU students.

·        Students do not have to move out during the Christmas and Easter vacations. They move out at the end of the licence period after term 3. However students can apply to stay on campus during the summer vacation and many international students do this.

·        Three thousand rooms in total, all on campus, all en suite.

·         Self-catering accommodation ranges from £119 to £133 a week for 42-week letting periods including bills and internet access.

·         There are no travel costs as all accommodation is on campus.

·         Meal plans available. About £300 a term will buy you two meals a day.

·         All accommodation has been completed in the last 15 years.

Undergraduate

 

Aston Villa Scholarship

International (non-EU) students may apply for a 5% discount on tuition fees through our partnership with Aston Villa Football Club

Postgraduate Taught

Aston Excellence - £3,500-£5,000

Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results.

Partner Awards

Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees.

Alumni Bursary

Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees.

Automatic Merit - £2,000

Students from your country achieving a UK 2:1 degree classification, or a local equivalent, will automatically be awarded a scholarship of £2,000.

Postgraduate Research

The university has many studentships and funded research opportunities available, including a scheme to launch 50 Prize Fellowships and Prize Studentships in celebration of our 50th year.

·        MBA

 MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with the Aston MBA starting in 2017/18.

MBA Regional Scholarship

In order to encourage a diverse mix of applicants and to award outstanding achievement from the highest calibre of students from around the world, we are pleased to offer the following regional scholarship of up to £6000

  • India
  • Nigeria
  • Thailand
  • China

In order to be considered for regional scholarship, candidates will have to be resident of the above regions and be able to demonstrate how they can become an ambassador of the Aston MBA programme once they complete their studies.

Full Time MBA only

 

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.


Quick Facts


INSTITUYION TYPEPUBLIC

FOUNDING YEAR1895

CAMPUSURBAN

FEES

Full-time UG & PG 15,650 GBP to 17,350 GBP.

COST OF LIVING

Living costs, sometimes called maintenance, includes; accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel in the UK. As per UK Visas and Immigration, estimated living costs for an international student on a degree course are estimated to be £9,135 per 9-month academic year (£1015 per month), or £12,180 for a full year. These figures are approximate and vary with different lifestyles.

UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

http://www.aston.ac.uk/


RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES


The Complete University Guide 2018 :  49

World University Rankings 2017 : 351-400

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 51

QS World University Ranking 2018:  373


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