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Aston University

Welcome to Aston University

Situated in the diverse city of Birmingham, Aston University offers you high-quality teaching and a Business School with a great reputation.

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Your routes to Aston University include a preparation course at Kaplan International College (KIC) London.

Top reasons to study here

Work placement opportunities

available to all undergraduate students

#1 in the UK for teaching effectiveness

Guardian University Guide 2020

World top 100 university for Business and Management

QS World University Rankings 2020

Students from more than 130 countries

Be part of a global campus community

Great central location

in the diverse city of Birmingham

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your KIC London course at the required level with good attendance

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Accounting and Finance27thGuardian University Guide 2020
Electrical and Electronic Engineering19thGuardian University Guide 2020
Marketing15thComplete University Guide 2020

Your Aston experience

Aston student Wai-Yin from China

Wai-Yin from China

Undergraduate degree in Business and Management at Aston University

I chose Aston due to the highly ranked Business School, its location within Birmingham and the integration of the placement year with my studies. My placement helped me gain experience in a professional work environment and expand my network.

Aston student Amica from Thailand

Amica from Thailand

Postgraduate degree in Business Analytics at Aston University

Studying at Aston has been the greatest experience of my life. The cultural diversity here provides the best learning environment for future success.

Notable alumni

  • Anisa Haghdadi (UK)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned a BSc in Business and Management in 2012.

    Lifetime achievements

    British entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Beatfreeks, a social enterprise which aims to help young people develop transferable skills and empower them to create change on a personal, community, and global level.
    Haghdadi was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2014 for services to education and young people.

  • Anthony Cheung (Hong Kong SAR)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned a Master of Science (MSc) in Public Sector Management in 1984.

    Lifetime achievements

    A Hong Kong politician and academic, Cheung held the position of Secretary for Transport and Housing from 2012 to 2017 and became the 5th President of the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd).

  • Dr Ravi Kant (India)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned an MSc in Industrial Metallurgy Management Techniques in 1970 and an Honorary DSc in 2008.

    Lifetime achievements

    The CEO and Managing Director and later the Vice Chairman of Tata Motors Ltd., South Asia’s largest automobile manufacturing company which is part of the TATA Group, India’s largest multinational conglomerate. He has held positions such as Chairman and Director of several automotive companies including Jaguar Land Rover and Voltas.

  • Euan Sutherland (UK)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned a BSc (1st class) in Managerial and Administrative Studies in 1993.

    Lifetime achievements

    CEO of SuperGroup, a British clothing company and owner of the Superdry label. Prior to this, Sutherland was the CEO of the Co-operative Group, where his most notable achievement was saving the Co-op Bank from falling into administration without recourse to the taxpayer.

  • Eva Eisenschimmel (UK)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned a Joint Honours degree in Business and French in 1984.

    Lifetime achievements

    The Chief of Staff at international financial management company Lowell, she has also held leadership positions at Lloyd’s Banking Group, EDF Energy, British Airways, and Häagen-Dazs.

  • Lucas Chow (Hong Kong SAR)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned a degree in Production Technology and Management in 1978.

    Lifetime achievements

    Previously the Head of Printer Division for the Hewlett-Packard company in Singapore, Chow has subsequently held Chief Executive positions at SingTel Mobile, MediaCorp and Far East Orchard. He is currently the Chairman of the Health Promotion Board and a member of the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore. He also became a recipient of the Singapore National Day Public Service Medal in 2015.

  • Simon D'Ujanga (Uganda)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned a Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering.

    Lifetime achievements

    A Ugandan electrical engineer and politician, D’Ujanga has held the position of State Minister for Energy in the Ugandan Cabinet since 2006. He currently belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party.

  • Sultan Choudhury (UK)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction in 2002.

    Lifetime achievements

    Sultan Choudhury is CEO and Director at Al Rayan Bank PLC, formerly known as the Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB). He led the development and implementation of its full product range and service delivery channels.

  • Tony Hayward (UK)

    Graduated from Aston University

    Earned a first-class honours degree in Geology in 1978.

    Lifetime achievements

    The former CEO of British Petroleum (BP) one of the world’s largest corporations. His current roles include CEO of Genel Energy, the largest oil producer in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and Chairman of Glencore, a FTSE 100 commodities giant.

Looking to start your path to Aston at KIC London in September 2020 or later?

Want to start sooner? Download the 2019-20 prospectus

Welcome to Aston and the start of something special: a great student experience, gold-standard teaching and an open door to careers where you earn more. Our graduates do amazing things, and you can as well, if you decide to study here.
Prof. Alec Cameron
Professor Alec Cameron Vice-Chancellor

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