Aston University

Birmingham, England


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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

The School

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.

The City

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 Dates

Term 1: September to December
Term 2: January to March

Courses Available

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.

Languages

English.

Credit Conversions & Grading

Minimum Credit Requirements

Minimum 3 modules (courses) per term.

Estimated Costs

$1200 per month.

Accommodation

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.

Currency

British Pound.

Travel Opportunities

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.

Contacts Abroad

Aston Business School
Aston University
Aston Triangle,
Birmingham, B4 7ET

Elsa Zenatti-Daniels
International Coordinator
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)