Aston University was established in 1895, and has a proven record of academic excellence. The Aston Business School is one of largest and most highly regarded business schools in Europe. Located in the bustling city of Birmingham, there are many social and cultural activities available for students to enjoy. The university embraces international culture and hosts students from over 65 countries around the world. Aston is known for its close-knit campus atmosphere, allowing for international students to feel at home during their stay
Aston's campus is located in the center of the city, making most attractions and conveniences within walking distance of the university. With approximately 50,000 college students living in Birmingham, the nightlife is thriving and the club scene is widely viewed as Britain's best. Student discounts are offered in many pubs, cafes, and restaurants throughout the city, making these activities more affordable. The University also supports the HOST program, where international students have the opportunity to spend weekends and holidays with local families, enabling them to experience traditional British culture. For more information regarding this program, visit HOST UK.
With a population of more than one million people, Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and is internationally recognized as a leader in leisure, entertainment, business, sporting events, and industry. There are several world-class art collections in Birmingham, as well as many museums, cinemas, and bars. The city is historically known as an industrial hub in Britain, but in recent years has become a cosmopolitan center with first-class social and cultural attractions. Birmingham also hosts many festivals throughout the year including an international jazz festival, a film and television festival, and a comedy festival.
Term 1: September to December
Term 2: January to March
Variety of graduate business classes (called "modules"). Students can take modules from any MSC program provided you have the pre-requisite knowledge. MSC in International Business is similar to the MIB program.
Credit Conversions & Grading
Minimum Credit Requirements
Minimum 3 modules (courses) per term.
$1200 per month.
Residence halls are available if you'll be there for a full term: private room, shared bath or some with private bathroom; shared kitchen on floor.
Many apartments/flats in area, but these are harder to find for just a 2 or 3 month period. You may be able to share with other university students. Apply for housing early to secure a spot!
Housing scholarships are available for exchange students.
Birmingham is easily accessible to many areas in the UK due to the fact that it is conveniently located near an extensive network of motorways and railways, as well as the Birmingham International Airport. London can be reached in about 90 minutes by train or two hours by car. There are also many ferries that travel from the UK to other countries in Europe, such as France, Spain, Belgium, and The Netherlands.
Aston Business School
Birmingham, B4 7ET
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3000
Fax: +44 (0) 121 204 3210
Email (e.f.zenatti at aston.ac.uk)
Dr. David Bennett
Deputy Head of External Programmes
Tel: +44 121 359 36112
Fax: +44 121 359 5271
Email (d.j.Bennett at aston.ac.uk)