Learn here, earn more
  • For Business and Management, Aston graduates earn £7,300 more than expected three years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset 2019)
  • Our graduates in Subjects Allied to Medicine earn £8,200 more than expected three years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset 2019)
  • Three years after graduation, our Computing graduates earn £3,300 more than expected (Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset 2019)
  • Aston's Social Studies graduates earn £2,300 more than expected after more than three years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset 2019)
Teaching Excellence Framework
  • A Government measure of teaching quality and student satisfaction, The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), has given Aston University a Gold award – the highest possible accolade.
  • TEF, published on 22 June 2017, found that students from all backgrounds achieve ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’ at Aston, with very high proportions of students going into highly skilled employment or further study.
UK Rankings

Complete University Guide 2020

  • 34th in the UK (overall)
  • 20th in the UK for Good Honours
  • 25th in the UK for Degree Completion

The Guardian University Guide 2020

  • 36th in the UK (overall)
  • 1st in the UK for Value Added
  • Top 10 in the UK for Continuation

The Guardian University Guide has ranked Aston University as 1st in the UK for 'value added'. This is a reflection of the effectiveness of the supportive environment, excellent teaching and opportunities to develop that students experience at Aston University, both within and outside of their course.

The value added score looks at students' qualifications before they enter university and their achievements when they graduate. To achieve a good value added score, a university must have real growth from students' entry qualifications to their final degree classification.

 The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

  • 56th in the UK (overall)
  • 26th in the UK for First/2:1s
  • 33rd in the UK for Completion Rate
Global Rankings

QS World Rankings 2020

  • 442 in the world
  • 226 in the world for Employer Reputation
  • 112 in the world for International Faculty
  • 270 in the world for International Students

 

Student Satisfaction
  • 83.75% overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey
  • Overall satisfaction among International students in the NSS is 90.4%, which is 6.25% higher than the sector average for overall satisfaction among international students
Employability
  • 5 QS Stars for Employability (2019)
  • 79.2% of graduates in professional jobs or further study (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • Top 200 in the world (QS Graduate Employability World Rankings 2019)
  • 121st in the world for Employer-Student Connections (QS Graduate Employability World Rankings 2019)
  • 159th in the world for Partnership with Employers (QS Graduate Employability World Rankings 2019)
  • 200th in the world for Employer Reputation (QS Graduate Employability World Rankings 2019)
Subject Specific Rankings

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

  • Top 100 in the world for Business & Management Studies (undergraduate)
  • Top 200 in the world for Accounting & Finance (undergraduate)

Times Higher Education World Rankings by Subject 2019

  • Top 125 in the world for Business & Economics (undergraduate)
  • Top 250 in the world for Psychology (undergraduate)
  • Top 250 in the world for Social Sciences (undergraduate)

Complete University Guide Rankings by Subject 2020

  • Marketing: 15th in the UK (Overall Rank), 7th in the UK (Research Quality)
  • Chemistry: 2nd in the UK (Student Satisfaction)
  • Aural and Oral Sciences: 2nd in the UK (Research Quality)
  • Ophtalmics: 3rd in the UK (Research Quality)
  • Psychology: 8th in the UK (Research Quality)

Guardian University Guide Subject Rank 2020

  • Economics: 17th in the UK (Overall Rank)
  • Biosciences: 21st in the UK (Overall Rank)

Sunday Times Subject Ranking 2019

  • Subjects Allied to Medicine: 13th in the UK (Overall Rank)
  • Biological Sciences: 25th in the UK (Overall Rank) 

 

Eduniversal Masters Rankings 2019

European Rankings

  • Accounting: 2nd in the UK, 15th in Europe
  • Data Analytics: 3rd in the UK, 9th in Europe
  • International Management: 3rd in the UK, 16th in Europe
  • Marketing: 3rd in the UK, 29th in Europe
  • MBA Full Time: 5th in the UK, 20th in Europe
  • Economics: 6th in the UK, 20th in Europe
  • Corporate Finance: 7th in the UK, 27th in Europe
  • General Management: 7th in the UK, 30th in Europe

World Rankings

  • Business Intelligence & Strategy: 1st in the UK, 13th in the world
  • Entrepreneurship: 3rd in the UK, 33rd in the world
  • Financial Markets: 3rd in the UK, 37th in the world
  • Supply Chain & Logistics: 4th in the UK, 44th in the world

 

 

Research
  • 78% of research submitted evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014)
  • In the category of Allied Health, 94% of our research is World Leading or Internationally Excellent (3*/4*) (REF 2014)
Learning and Teaching
  • Awarded GOLD for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)
  • 5 QS Stars for Teaching (2019)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Continuation (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • 26th in the UK for students achieving 1st and 2:1 Degree Classifications (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • Over 70% of our students are on degrees with teaching quality ratings of 22/24 or higher according to the Quality Assurance Agency. Many of our degrees enjoy professional accreditation from a wide range of UK, European and Global Institutes, Associations and Societies
Internationalisation
  • 17th in the UK and 44th in the World for International Outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)
  • 5 QS Stars for Internationalisation (2019)
Sustainability
  • 9th out of 154 UK Universities and Colleges (People and Planet University League 2019)