Aston University, Birmingham


  • Location: City

About us

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston University is a long-established research-led university known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry. With 18,000 students from over 120 countries our safe and friendly campus sits in the heart of Birmingham – one of the UK’s most diverse and vibrant cities – and our teaching, facilities and commitment to an outstanding student experience are what really sets us apart.

Being named The Guardian University of the Year and The Times Higher Education Outstanding Entrepreneurial University is testament to the excellent work of our staff and students. Our students work with real life projects, create start-up businesses and undertake placements and internships in industry.

Our teaching has been rated excellent with the majority of staff being experienced practitioners and experts in their fields.  Our teaching is hands-on, specialist, relevant and practical, with access to professional and technical equipment.

Aston University Campus Tour

Come join one of our students, Ola, as she shows you around our beautiful campus.

What makes us different

One of the great things about Aston is our focus on employability. Our award-winning Careers and Placements team was voted ‘best university placement team’ in the National University Employability (NUE) Awards 2022. This award celebrates the contributions made by a university placement service in the UK which has gone above and beyond to support their students to apply and maximise, their work experience opportunities.

We pride ourselves on our strong links with business, industry, and professions, and we firmly believe that knowledge is nothing without real-world experience.

We have been ranked in the Top 25 in the Guardian University Guide and 2nd in the UK for contributing to social mobility (2022).

We are proud of our commitment to widening access to university education and reducing inequalities and have a recruitment and outreach team dedicated to working with students, especially those from under-represented groups.

Course locations

Main Site

Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET