ONCAMPUS Aston is based on the campus of Aston University located in the city of Birmingham, a multi-cultural, diverse and exciting student city. Ranked 25th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2024), Aston was the pioneer of the placement year and is renowned for its focus on employability and entrepreneurship.


Integrated CAS (iCAS) availability

ONCAMPUS Aston offers Integrated CAS (iCAS) for a range of progression degrees.



In the top 10% of universities in the world

(QS 2024)

in the world
(QS World Rankings by Subject 2024)

Located in Birmingham

the UK’s 2nd largest and most diverse city


  • Top 25 University (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • Ranked 8th in UK for business and management (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024: Business & Management Studies)
  • Awarded Triple Gold - the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (2023)
  • 18th in the UK for graduate prospects and 22nd for continuation rate (Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2024)
  • Top 30% globally (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • 22nd the UK for students’ career prospects following graduation (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • 3rd in the UK for Chemical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • 2nd in the UK for health professions courses (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • 6th in the UK for international relations (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Aston has a triple accredited (AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS) business school which puts it in the top 1% of all business schools
  • Top 10 in the UK for ‘Graduate Prospects On-Track’ (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Rankings 2023)
  • Located in Birmingham, a diverse, multi-cultural hub for business and industry that has been recognised as the most entrepreneurial region by Start up Britain
  • Less than 90 minutes to London and Manchester, Birmingham has great links to Europe with the airport just a 10 minute train ride from the city

Aston University is internationally recognised for excellence in:

Business and Social Sciences

  • Among 1% of business schools worldwide to have triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)
  • Ranked in the Global Top 100 for Master's in Business and Management (QS Business School Master's Rankings 2022)
  • Ranked 32nd for Economics (Guardian University Guide Subject Rankings 2024)
  • Ranked 11th in the UK for Marketing and top 50 in the world (QS World Rankings 2023)
  • Ranked 18th for Graduate Prospects (Business & Management Studies) (Complete University Guide 2023)
  • MBA is ranked in the Global Top 100 (The Economist Which MBA 2021)
  • Business graduates earn £8,500 more than UK average five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes 2021)
  • 100% overall satisfaction in Human Resource Management (National Student Survey 2021)
  • International Relations is ranked 9th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • 94% of LLB Law students were satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2021)
  • 9th highest earnings for Language and Area Studies five years after graduation - 17% more than sector average (Longitudinal Education Outcomes 2020)
  • All undergraduate courses come with a placement year or study abroad (this is optional for international students)
  • Students experience real life business activities through initiatives such as module partnership and in-house business and law clinics
  • Aston run a Business Clinic which is an opportunity for students to volunteer to act as a consultant under the guidance of an academic to provide consultancy advice to local companies.
  • Aston Global Advantage programme is an integrated professional development module available to students on most MSc Business courses, allowing them to develop transferable skills and gain a competitive edge in the job market.
  • Many accreditations for courses including Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) offering exemptions from exams.

Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Ranked 7th in the UK for Chemical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Ranked top 20 in the UK for Computer Science (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects Outcomes in General Engineering (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Placement year option (UG) available for students
  • Opportunity for integrated professional placement (PG) Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Sustainable Engineering
  • Courses are practical, professionally-relevant and designed around industry needs – for example HSBC has co-designed their new Cybersecurity degree.
  • Many courses are accredited by world-leading professional bodies such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
  • National projects and competitions, such as Formula Student and the Engineering for People Design Challenge are available for students to join.
  • Industry Clubs – working with industrial partners to enrich Aston degree programmes and connect these companies directly to Aston students.

Health and Life Sciences

  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for Health Professions (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Ranked 5th in the UK for Optometry (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Ranked 4th in the UK for Pharmacy graduate salaries, one year after graduating (LEO 2020)
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Optometry and Allied Health graduate salaries (LEO 2020)
  • Work placement opportunities with leading healthcare and life science companies throughout your degree
  • Aston Medical School and Aston School of Optometry are accredited and regulated by the General Medical Council and the General Optical Council
  • Top 10 in the UK for research quality in Aural and Oral Sciences, Biological Sciences, Ophthalmics, Pharmacology and Pharmacy, and Psychology (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • The Aston Eye Clinic is the largest optometry teaching centre in the UK
  • Ranked 5th in the UK for graduate prospects in Audiology (Aural and Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide 2021)
  • The School of Pharmacy was honoured with a Regius Professorship – one of just 12 universities with reputations for research excellence to receive the prestigious award as part of celebrations for HM the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2017.
  • Popular courses: Biosciences, Pharmacy, Optometry, Psychology

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Ranked 1st in the UK for 'Graduate Prospects On-Track' in English (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Ranked 6th in the UK for International Relations (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Ranked 17th for Sociology (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • 9th highest earnings for Language and Area Studies five years after graduation - 17% more than sector average (Longitudinal Education Outcomes 2020)
  • 81% of Social Sciences and Humanities research output was judged as “world-leading or internationally excellent” (REF)
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  • Selfridges department store in Birmingham
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  • Edwardian pool

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