Aston University is distinctive in that we have strong league table positions across a range of different criteria.
University league tables are not the only way to choose a University and are subject to fluctuations from year to year due to the similar scores of Universities placed in the top 30 and changes in methodology each year. However, league tables do give an indication of quality and reputation, both overall and in specific subject areas.
Outstanding graduate job prospects
We are particularly proud of our strong graduate employment record. Our degrees are distinct from those of many other Universities as they offer relevant, and usually paid, sandwich placement year or year abroad opportunities. We also have strong links with business, industry and the professions.
A great place to live and study
Aston University is a lively, supportive and friendly place, and our students get the best of both worlds: self contained campus living in the centre of Birmingham, a fantastic student city. These important factors are not covered in University league tables.
Aston University Rankings
| Overall University rankings include || |
|27th out of all 124 UK universities ||The Complete University Guide 2014 (supported by The Telegraph and PwC. |
|27th out of all 115 UK universities |
|The Guardian University Guide 2013 |
|334 out of over 6,000 Universities around the World ||QS World University Rankings 2011/2012 |
|16 of our 19 broad subject areas ranked in the UK's top 15 in 2006 - 2011 subject rankings ||Times, Complete and/or Guardian University Guides |
The Complete University Guide 2014
Aston is ranked 27th overall out of all 124 UK Universities.
The Complete University Guide is based on criteria such as research quality, teaching quality, entry grades, graduate level employment, degree success, student satisfaction and spending on teaching/student facilities.
The Complete University Guide is compiled by Mayfield Consultants and is the most established of all the UK University rankings, having used consistent methodologies for over 15 years. Mayfield compiled the Times rankings until 2007.
The Guardian University Guide 2013
Aston is ranked 27th overall out of all 120 UK Universities in this guide. Aston ranked consistently well in The Guardian since 2004.
The Guardian University Guide is based on criteria such as research quality, teaching quality, entry grades, graduate level employment, degree success, student satisfaction and spending on teaching/student facilities.
| Other key recent rankings || |
|11th out of all 115 UK full scale Universities for Student Satisfaction (8th in England) || 2008 National Student Survey, published in September 2008 - featured in the Sunday Times |
|Top 20 UK University for lowest Drop-out rate ||HESA (UK Government) full scale UK Universities published in 2010 |
|Top 5 UK University for "Graduate Level" employment success || Sunday Times, University Guide 2012 taken from HESA DLHE data - consistently in the top 10 for the last 15 years |
|Top 5 UK University for Masters in Management Programmes (top 40 in World) ||Financial Times Masters Rankings 2011 (September 2011). |
|5th out of 126 UK Universities and Colleges ||People and Planet Green League - The UK's Greenest Universities |
|Ranked in The World's top 100 Universities for Graduate Employer recognition (51st), percentage of International Faculty and International Students ||QS World University rankings 2012 |