League Tables and Rankings

  • Aston 2nd in UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist, based on Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset 2017)
  • Aston graduates earned nearly £3,000 more than expected five years after graduation (The Economist)
Aston grads earn more LEO
  • A new Government league table, The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), considered to be a game changer for UK universities due to its unprecedented emphasis on teaching quality and student satisfaction, 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.
  • 88% satisfaction: Aston rated in the top 25 universities in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017)
  • 18th out of 120 UK Universities for Student Experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
88% Student Satisfaction
  • 80% of Aston graduates are in professional level jobs or further study, 18th highest percentage in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 200 in the World and 23rd in the UK (QS Graduate Employability World Rankings 2018)
  • 5 QS Stars for Employability (2017)
  • Currently 78.8% of Aston graduates find a grad-level job or further study within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of less than 70%, placing Aston inside the top 25 institutions in the UK (2017 Complete University Guide)

  • Aston is consistently placed in the UK's top 30 for Graduate Prospects (HESA and Sunday Times University Guide) 
  • Aston has been ranked as a Top 10 UK university for producing millionaires. Research by investment firm Skandia highlights that 2 per cent of the UK’s millionaires went to Aston University, placing Aston University 10th overall

Graduate employers:

  • To date, Aston’s leading internship provider (Graduate Advantage) has helped 4000 students launch their graduate career. 
  • Over 200 graduate employers come on to campus each year to meet our students.
  • In the 2015/16 QS Graduate Employability Ranking, Aston is ranked 27th in the World and 3rd in the UK for ‘Partnerships with Employers’ and 47th in the World and 5th in the UK for ‘Employers Presence on Campus.’

  • BSEEN is a collaborative project led by Aston University, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It has helped 240 student/graduate businesses get started since 2012.

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  • 43th out of 121 UK universities (The Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • 45th out of 131 UK universities (The Complete University Guide 2019)
  • 46th out of 120 UK universities (The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
Aston UK League Tables
  • 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)
  • Awarded GOLD for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)
  • 5 QS Stars for Teaching 
  • 47th in the UK for students achieving 1st and 2:1 Degree Classifications (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • 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
  • 25th out of 120 UK Universities for Student Experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
TEF rankings
  • 85th in Business & Economics (Times Higher Education 2018)
  • Top 150 for Business & Management Studies; Top 200 for Linguistics; Top 250 for English Language & Literature (2017 QS Subject Rankings)
  • 48th in the World for Sustainable Development & Environmental Management; 79th in the World for Supply chain & Logistics; 26th in the World for Business Intelligence, Knowledge and Security Management; 44th in the World for Financial Markets; 61st in the World for Entrepreneurship; 26th in Western Europe for the full-time MBA; 40th in Western Europe for Human Resources Management; 24th in Western Europe for International Management; 21st in Western Europe for Information Systems Management; 45th in Western Europe for Marketing (Eduniversal)
  • Top 100 Best 'Golden Age' Universities in the World (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)
  • 373rd out of over 6,000 Universities around the World (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Top 200 in the World (2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings)
  • Top 200 in Europe (Times Higher Education European University Rankings 2018)
  • Times Higher Education Golden Age Universities World Rankings 2017
  • 17th in the UK and 44th in the World for International Outlook (Times Higher World Rankings 2018)
  • 5 QS Stars for Internationalisation (2016/17)
  • 6th out of 150 UK Universities and Colleges (People and Planet University League 2016)