3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with placement year
UCAS Code: H773
£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2020/21)
£19,400* for Outside EU students (2020/21)
Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students
*Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
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GCSE requirements: Maths Grade C/4 and English Grade C/4 and above
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your future webpage.
All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day.
Typical offer level:
BBC including a science or technical subject
BCC including a science or technical subject (with an EPQ or Core Maths at grade B)
CCC including a science or technical subject (contextual offers and for DTUS applicants)
Science and technical subjects accepted include: Chemistry, Physics, Maths Further Maths, Biology, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics
A Design, Art or Creative A Level is desired but not essential. (For those students who do not have formal qualifications in these subjects, a discretionary process where examples of work are provided can be arranged.)
- Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma (science/technical/engineering types): DDM
- National Diploma and Diploma (science/technical/engineering types): DM plus 1 A-level at minimum Grade B.
- Foundation or 90 credits Diploma (science/ technical/ engineering types): DM plus 2 A-level minimum grade B
- Foundation or 90 credits Diploma (any subject): DM plus 2 A-level minimum grade B including a science or technical subject.
- National Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma (science/ technical/ engineering types): M plus 2 A-level minimum Grade B
- National Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma (any subject): M plus 2 A-level minimum Grade B including a science or technical subject.
- Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma
29 overall points with 5, 5, 4 in Higher Level subjects including a science or technical subject at Level 5.
Access to Higher Education
Subject related Access with at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits at level 3
Year 1 entry: We may consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a 1st year degree elsewhere. You must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
Year 2 entry: Please note that second year transfers are not part of the standard admissions process and is up to the discretion of the admissions team and tutor. Applications are only considered if there is space on that year of the programme. Typically, applicants for second year entry must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have gained (or be expected to gain) 65% overall and 120 credits on an equivalent programme at another recognised university. The equivalency of the programme is reviewed by the Admissions Tutor and you will be required to provide an official copy of the programme specification of this. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
Year 3: We will not be able to consider any application for Year 3
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.