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Aston University

Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston, which was founded in 1895 and gained its royal university charter in 1966, offers a broad range of courses with particular success in business, science, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and languages. 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 10,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates.

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Aston University
Aston University
Aston University
URBAN
Estd
1895
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
September/October/November 2022

Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston, which was founded in 1895 and gained its royal university charter in 1966, offers a broad range of courses with particular success in business, science, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and languages. 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 10,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates.

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It has extensive study, research, social, student support and accommodation facilities with a campus accommodation guarantee scheme for first year postgraduate students. More than 70% of the 10,000 or so undergraduates take sandwich placement years or years abroad. The university is proud of its student diversity, links with industry and excellent graduate employment record. The library is spread over four floors and holds more than 250,000 books and 800 periodicals with room for around 700 reading spaces.

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
10,050 2,445 32% 20:9

It also has access to nearly 3,500 electronic journals and 40 electronic databases. 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. It is a self-contained campus right in the centre of Birmingham – just five minutes' walk from the Bullring shopping centre and 15 minutes' walk from the stations – so you're perfectly placed to take full advantage of the shops, travel links and nightlife.

Notable Alumni:

  • Stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle

  • BBC journalist Ivan Noble

  • Senior international correspondent at CNN, Nic Robertson.

Post Graduate

Strategy and Analytics MSc
Tution Fees
21,250
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

English Literature and Sociology BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
15,600
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Business Analytics MSc
Tution Fees
21,250
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Business Computing and IT BSc (Hons) with integrat..
Tution Fees
15,600
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

Business and International Relations BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
15,600
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Politics and International Relations BSc (Hons) Pl..
Tution Fees
15,600
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

TESOL and Translation Studies MA
Tution Fees
21,250
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Business Enterprise Development MSc
Tution Fees
21,250
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Quantity Surveying BSc ( Placement )
Tution Fees
19,400
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

Research in the Social Sciences (International Pol..
Tution Fees
18,800
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Drug Delivery MSc
Tution Fees
19,700
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Politics and English Language BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
15,600
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Transport Management BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
16,700
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Business and Mathematics BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
16,700
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langu..
Tution Fees
21,250
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Quantity Surveying BSc
Tution Fees
19,400
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

International Business MSc
Tution Fees
21,250
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Mathematics with Economics BSc (Hons) Placement
Tution Fees
16,700
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

Product Design and Management BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
19,400
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Psychology and Sociology BSc (Hons) Placement
Tution Fees
15,600
Duration
 4 Years 
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English Language Requirements

To be accepted onto their programmes, you must be able to satisfy the University's English language requirements. The level required will depend on the programme you are applying for.

Undergraduate applicants:

Depending on score obtained in Class 12 English paper (typically, 75-85% and above), the Examination Board in India and the School at which you are applying to at Aston University, typically, you may be exempted from taking a SELT such as IELTS, TOEFL etc. These exemptions do not apply to Aston Medical School MBChB Programme.  

Postgraduate applicants: 

Typically, you may be exempt from taking a SELT such as IELTS, TOEFL etc if you have: studied at a highly recognized institution and completed your entire education in English medium, have strong class 12th English paper score, have evidence of working in a multinational company where it is obvious that the daily language of communication is English.

If you have been asked to provide evidence of an IELTS Academic test (not the IELTS General test) at a certain level, there are now two to choose from :

  • A standard IELTS Academic test

  • IELTS Academic test from a UKVI approved test centre.

The following applies to those who need a Tier 4 visa and have been made an offer based on an IELTS score:

  • If you have a direct entry unconditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, you can take any IELTS Academic test, whether from a UKVI approved centre or not.

  • If you require a Pre-sessional course, or have been made an unconditional offer for a Foundation year you must take your IELTS Academic test from a UKVI approved test centre.

  • If you are not sure which to choose, we strongly recommend that you take the UKVI approved test.

Main Entry IELTS Minimum Band Scores 

Foundation

School / Programme Reading Writing Listening Speaking Overall
All 5 5 5 5 5.5

Undergraduate (Bachelor Degrees)

School / Programme Reading Writing Listening Speaking Overall
Aston Medical School 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.5
Aston Business School 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Engineering & Applied Science 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0
Life & Health Sciences 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Languages & Social Sciences 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0

Postgraduate (Masters Programmes)

School / Programme Reading Writing Listening Speaking Overall
Aston Business School 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Aston Business School - MBA 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Engineering & Applied Science 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Life & Health Sciences 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Life & Health Sciences - OSPAP 7 7 7 7 7
Languages & Social Sciences 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5

Undergraduate

  • You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree after class 12 from either a National or

  • State Examination Board. 

  • Admissions tutors are looking for high marks in standard 10 and 12. The marks required vary depending on which Indian Board you studied and which subject you are applying to. In general, applicants should score in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.

  • Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds. Others, including business and some social sciences, are appropriate for students from any previous subject combination.

Postgraduate Taught

  • You can apply for a 1-year Masters programme with an undergraduate degree from an overseas institution. 

  • You should at least have a first-class degree from an Indian university.  The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Indian university which you have graduated from.

  • If you are applying for finance, engineering, science or social science-based subjects; you must have studied a  similar field in your undergraduate degree.  There are a number of conversion programmes in business and management which are appropriate for students from any subject background. 

Postgraduate - MBA

  • You can apply for the MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area,

  • from an overseas institution and a minimum of three years post-graduation managerial work experience.  

  • You should have at least a first-class degree from an Indian university.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International undergraduate students who put Aston as their first choice are guaranteed accommodation for the duration of their course. For subsequent years after their first year, they must apply by the deadline date for returning students.

  • All accommodation is on the university campus. It is self-catered, with Internet access.

  • International students are allocated with home and EU students.

  • Students do not have to move out during the Christmas and Easter vacations. They move out at the end of the licence period after term 3. However, students can apply to stay on campus during the summer vacation and many international students do this.

  • Three thousand rooms in total, all on campus, all en-suite.

  • Self-catering accommodation ranges from £119 to £133 a week for 42-week letting periods including bills and internet access.

  • There are no travel costs as all accommodation is on campus.

  • Meal plans available. About £300 a term will buy you two meals a day.

  • All accommodation has been completed in the last 15 years.

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
2 Week 1 Week 1 Week

Undergraduate

Aston Villa Scholarship
International (non-EU) students may apply for a 5% discount on tuition fees through  partnership with Aston Villa Football Club

Postgraduate Taught

Aston Excellence - £3,500-£5,000
Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results.

Partner Awards

  • Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees.

  • Alumni Bursary

  • Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees.

  • Automatic Merit - £2,000

  • Students from a country achieving a UK 2:1-degree classification, or a local equivalent, will automatically be awarded a scholarship of £2,000.

Postgraduate Research

The university has many studentships and funded research opportunities available, including a scheme to launch 50 Prize Fellowships and Prize Studentships in celebration of our 50th year.

MBA Scholarship

MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and
knowledge with the Aston MBA. MBA Regional Scholarship in order to encourage a diverse mix of applicants and to award outstanding achievement from the highest calibre of students from around the world, they are pleased to offer the following regional scholarship of up to £6000

  • India

  • Nigeria

  • Thailand

  • China

In order to be considered for regional scholarship, candidates will have to be resident of the above regions and be able to demonstrate how they can become an ambassador of the Aston MBA programme once they complete their studies. Full Time MBA only there are numerous other scholarships. Kindly refer to the university website for detailed qualifications required.

Other Scholarships:

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.
 

Some key facts of  Aston University

  • The Complete University Guide 2018 :  49

  • World University Rankings 2017 : 351-400

  • The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 51

  • QS World University Ranking 2018:  373

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