Aston University

  • Times UK Ranking 46
  • CUG UK Ranking 30
  • QS World Ranking 358
Birmingham
  • Average Tuition Fee

    13,800

  • Estimated Living Cost

    12,200

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    6.5

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    78.8

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    88.0

  • International Student

    17.9 %

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Aston University is a public research campus university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston began as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895, evolving into the UK’s first elite College of Advanced Technology in 1956. Aston University received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966. Aston was ranked by QS as the 47th best university in the world under 50 years old in 2012 and as the world's 51st best university based on employer reputation in 2011. It was ranked 5th in the UK for graduate employability. A survey suggested it is one of the 20 most targeted universities by the UK's top employers. Aston pioneered the integrated placement year concept over 50 years ago, with more than 70% of Aston students take placement year, the highest percentage in the UK. Aston students are the 24th most satisfied students out of 132 UK Universities, with the overall satisfaction level at 89% for the second year running. Aston University was responsible for educating 2.3 per cent of the UK's millionaires, placing Aston among the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires.

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MSc Accounting and Finance
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Duration: 12 Months
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This programme provides students with a solid foundation and understanding of accounting and finance principles. It has been designed for graduates from any academic discipline who wish to become senior business managers or seek a career in accounting, financial management, banking and financial services. The taught modules will give you a clear understanding of the joint roles of accounting and finance in ensuring successful operations in a range of settings, including private and public sector organisations.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,650
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Biomedical Sciences
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Duration: 12 Months
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This taught MSc Biomedical Sciences programme is designed to provide training and experience in Biomedical Sciences. The specific aims are to: provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes from the molecular to the body/systems level develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology enable students to gain, through a research project, additional specialist knowledge and practical expertise prepare students for a broad spectrum of career opportunities spanning academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of biomedical sciences. The course is also an excellent foundation for further studies leading to a PhD.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,200
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Business and Management
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Duration: 12 Months
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The MSc in Business & Management is appropriate for graduates whose undergraduate degree is from a non-business subject area. This programme provides a comprehensive focus of key areas of business education and will therefore complement a first degree for students of engineering, the sciences and humanities.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,650
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Cognitive Neuroscience
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Duration: 12 Months
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This degree programme is unique through its dual emphasis on specialist training in the area Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as on generic, transferable research skills for career and professional development. The course is based on a core curriculum of six taught modules and a research dissertation. The taught modules provide a detailed and critical understanding of contemporary research and analysis methods used in Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as generic professional development and research-related communication skills.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,200
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Data Communication Networks
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Duration: 12 Months
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This programme aims to provide the students, who will already have a technical background, with a thorough grounding in the principles underlying the inside of modern computer and data networks. It is designed to provide students with the requisite specialist knowledge and skills to develop and manage current systems and to adapt with the changing face of data network technology. To ensure its continuing relevance the programme is monitored by a steering committee which includes representatives from major employers.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £15,300
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Drug Delivery
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Duration: 12 Months
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This programme is primarily designed to prepare students for an academic or industrial career in pharmaceutics or drug delivery. Qualified postgraduates are in significant demand, due to the continued development of highly complex and sensitive drug molecules. The course is based around core compulsory modules and a research project. These modules cover the biology of disease states, designing drugs and delivery systems, research methods and exploiting your research.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £16,850
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Engineering Management
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Duration: 12 Months
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The Engineering Management MSc provides knowledge and understanding of the principles underlying the strategic management of businesses. The course enables the student to use the techniques required for the analysis of strategic business issues. The programme requires the student to undertake 11 taught modules and to complete a major project of approximately 15,000 words. Each taught module involves 22 teaching hours, which may include tutorials, case studies, and guest lectures. The course will run from October to September with examination weeks in December and March/April. The project occupies the final six months.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,200
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Entrepreneurship & International Business
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Duration: 12 Months
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Entrepreneurial and innovation driven firms from mature, emerging and developing economies are increasingly engaging in internationalisation and seeking to improve their international strategies and operations. Therefore, development of entrepreneurial skills and innovation combined with understanding of the international business environment are becoming more important for those preparing for careers in business.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,650
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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Double MA Europe and the World
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Duration: 24 Months
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An innovative, 2-year Masters programme taught in Birmingham and in Lille, which offers students an internationally-oriented understanding of European and international affairs. Students spend the second semester of Year 2 of this programme undertaking an EU-focused internship.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,550
Duration: 24 Months Start Month: October
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MA in the European Union and International Relations
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Duration: 12 Months
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Through this programme, graduates gain a high-level understanding of political and economic power in a globalised world. Studying modules on topics such as Religion and Global Politics, Security and Defence in Europe and International Political Communication and Leaders, students develop wide-ranging insights into political behaviour and skills in the critical analysis of contemporary political issues.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,100
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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