Aston University is a public research university located in Birmingham’s city centre, England’s second largest city in terms of population.

Its origins date back to the 19th century when a School of Metallurgy was founded in the Birmingham and Midland Institute. By 1895 it had become the Birmingham Municipal Technical School. Several other name changes ensued until Aston gained university status in 1966.

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 9,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates.

Aston’s Business School was founded in 1947 and is one of the oldest and largest in the UK. It holds triple accreditation, which is a classification given to only 73 business schools worldwide by the three leading business school accreditation associations.

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.

Tuition & Finances


Undergraduate fees vary depending on the course and where you are from. If you are starting at Aston in 2021 they will be:

UK (Home) Students

UK students: £9,250 per year

Placement year: £1,250 (UK students)

International (Overseas) students

Aston Business School: £15,950 per year

Aston Medical School: £42,750 per year

Social Sciences and Humanities Programmes: £15,950 per year

Engineering and Applied Science programmes: £17,050 - £19,800 per year

Life and Health Sciences programmes: £15,950 - £19,300 per year

Placement Year: £2,500 (International students)



Full-time (Annual Fee)

Part-time (Annual Fee)

EU (Home) Rate



Non-EU (Overseas) Rate



* Internal and external study

Academic Programs

Business & economics

Business & Management

Accounting & Finance

Economics & Econometrics

Social sciences


Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)

Life sciences

Biological Sciences



Engineering & technology

General Engineering

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Civil Engineering

Arts & humanities

Languages, Literature & Linguistics

History, Philosophy & Theology

Art, Performing Arts & Design

Clinical, pre-clinical & health

Other Health

Medicine & Dentistry



Physical sciences

Mathematics & Statistics

Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences


Computer science

Computer Science



Facts & Figures

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce.

Aston University received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966.

The main building where all the teaching takes place is the largest functional brick building in Europe. 

All students are encouraged to learn new languages during their time at Aston, with free courses in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish offered





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