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Aston University:

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.  Each year, Aston ranks highly in the league tables of UK universities published by The Times, The Independent and The Guardian.

Over the last 20 years we have consistently been ranked as a top university for graduate employability (80th in the World and 12th in the UK according QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

We were recently 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 (2016 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide).

Our research has a direct impact to society and 78% of it is rated world leading internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Aston University consists of five Schools of study which are:

  • Business & Management (inc Law & Economics)
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Life and Health Sciences
  • Languages & Social Science
  • Medicine


We are located in the centre of the City of Birmingham, the UK’s second city.  At Aston University you get the best of both worlds: campus living in the heart of an exciting & vibrant city.  Birmingham is a city geared towards student living. Whether you are into nights out, culture or access to some of the UK’s most ambitious start-ups, you will be sure find your niche.  And, our campus accommodation is guaranteed for international students – for the duration of their studies!

If you’re living on campus, you can rely on the cheapest and most environmentally friendly form of transport there is: walking. The city centre, with its shops, galleries, theatres, bars and clubs, is just five minutes’ walk from Aston.

Just 10 minutes walk from Aston is Birmingham New Street station, a major rail hub with links across the country – perfect for visiting friends or travelling home. The station has direct lines to most major cities and many local services. 

Birmingham International Airport is a 20 minute drive or taxi ride from Aston. Several trains an hour run from Birmingham New Street Station direct to the airport and take less than 10 minutes.  The airport has flights within the UK and across Europe, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North America.


  • 29th in The Complete University Guide 2017
  • 30th in the Times and Sunday Times 2016
  • 33rd in The Guardian University Guide 2016

Popular Programmes

Popular programmes with Thai students include Marketing, International Business, TESOL, Finance and our MBA programme.

In the latest National Student Survey, Aston was awarded a student satisfaction rating of 89% – an all time high! The survey takes into consideration teaching, academic support and social life, placing Aston 24th out of 132 UK Universities.

Professional Development Programme (PDP)

Our Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout all MSc programmes at Aston Business School. Focusing on professional development and employability this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year.  Gain international and professional experience with the Professional Development Programme. Find out more


Aston is a place where everyone can succeed and excel.  We encourage, incentivise and reward excellence with a wide range of scholarships at all levels of study.  Find out more.


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