Aston University, Birmingham


  • Location: City

Student life

With our campus based in the cosmopolitan city centre of Birmingham, it’s just a 10-minute walk to reach all the facilities you would expect in a modern city. Birmingham is buzzing with culture, nightlife, world-class shopping experiences and an epic food scene that’s taken Michelin and social media by storm.

Being in the centre of the UK means travelling to and from Birmingham is easy. Our international airport serves over 100 direct routes and we have three major train stations. If you want to explore the rest of the UK and Europe, Birmingham is a great base to do this from.

From street food at the award-winning Digbeth Dining Club to fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, and cuisine from across the globe, Birmingham is fast becoming a food tourist hotspot. You’ll find everything you need from high-street chains, designer shops, independent and vintage boutiques, as well as a large variety of food stores, markets and international grocers. 

What's it like to live in West Midlands?
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The West Midlands is made up of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. Its main cities are Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.

It’s the most diverse part of the country behind London, with a proud multicultural history, from the birth of Two-Tone music in Coventry – a combination of Caribbean ska and English punk – to the Balti curry, courtesy of Birmingham’s Pakistani community.

Once the heart of heavy industry and manufacturing, and the inspiration for Peaky Blinders, Birmingham is one of the youngest cities in Europe, with over 40% under 25 years old.

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What's it like to live in Birmingham?
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The UK's second largest city, cosmopolitan Birmingham offers diversity and one of the youngest populations in Europe.

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Campus and facilities

Our self-contained campus boasts on site accommodation, industry standard teaching facilities, award-winning Students’ Union, and a library, spread over 4 floors and open 24/7 during key revision times.

Sport is available to all with our on-campus sports centre and pitches. Based on the Aston University campus, The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre is home to a fully functional gym, multiple studios and courts alongside Birmingham’s oldest, but most stunning operational swimming pool.

With over 130 student-led clubs and societies including our Basketball Club, Computer Science Society, Aston Vegan Society to Aston Women in Business we have something for everyone.

Because your safety is so important to us, we have an award-winning security service on campus who are looking out for your welfare 24/7. Additionally, our SafeZone app is designed to keep students safe on campus and provides a direct link to our security team.

Course locations

Main Site

Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET