Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Times Higher Education ranked Aston University second in UK for Teaching Quality (2016).
The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 35 universities confirming it's place amongst the elite. Aston University has also been a leading university for graduate employment for over 25 years and is currently ranked 12th overall for graduate employment. The University is ranked the 33rd Most International University in the world and 10th in the UK (THE Most International Universities’ table), as well as 11th in UK for Student Experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide).
There are three academic terms in each academic year.
The in-class time for a degree programme varies depending on the subject being studied. All programmes at Aston University require the student to carry out independent learning. Formal contact (such as lectures and seminars,) is only part of the teaching and learning structure. You will be expected to study independently in addition to timetabled teaching, (usually for twice as long as they spend in class).
The Aston University campus is located on a green 60 acre, self contained site in the centre of Birmingham, within 5-10 minutes walk of the main shopping, business and entertainment areas of the city. And it is within a 20-minute journey by rail to Birmingham International Airport that has direct flights to Europe.