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Aston Business School, Aston University

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Last updated June, 2018

Academic Information

Course Information

  • Undergraduate modules
  • Postgraduate modules
  • Subject areas: BF Finance or Accounting; BM Marketing; BH Work and Organisational Psychology; BN Operations & Information Management; BL Law; BS Economics and Strategy; LK Business and Government/Sociology.
  • Modules beginning with the number 2 ie. BF2210, BH2212 are taught to Aston Business School Second Year students. If you are in your Final Year of study, you may have already covered some of the topics within these modules.
  • Modules beginning with the number 3 ie. BF3300, BH3393 are taught to Aston Business School Final Year students. If you have only completed one year of your current degree programme, you may not have sufficient background knowledge to take these modules. Please ensure that you check the module specifications in order to decide if the module is suitable.
  • Students can only take one Business & Government or Sociology module (module codes start with LK) in each teaching period.

Semester Dates

  • Academic year: September - June
  • Semester one: September - January
  • Semester two: January - June

Aston Semester Dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

Minimum/maximum course load: 30 ECTS per semester.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


  • On campus accommodation is guaranteed to the first students to apply. You are more likely to secure on campus accommodation if applying for a full academic year at Aston (starting in September).
  • Aston Accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

Scholarships available for students going to the UK

BUTEX Scholarships

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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The University, City and Region

The University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research–led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. It is one of the largest business schools in the UK and Europe and attracts leading academics and key thinkers from all over the world. It is a highly selective, top-ranking business school, among only 57 institutions worldwide (i.e. less than 1% of business schools globally) to be granted Triple Accreditation: EQUIS, AMBA and the AACSB.
Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming its place amongst the elite.
Aston's four Schools of Study offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also work with the public and private sectors to develop tailored Foundation Degree programmes.
Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities.
A friendly and safe 40 acre campus houses all the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities for the 9,500 students.
Aston Business School, Aston University

Aston University

The City of Birmingham and Region

Birmingham is situated in the West Midlands of England with a population of approximately 1 million.
A medium-sized market town during the medieval period, Birmingham grew to international prominence in the 18th century at the heart of the Midlands Establishment and subsequent Industrial Revolution, which saw the town at the forefront of worldwide developments in science, technology and economic organisation, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of Industrial Society. By 1791 it was being hailed as "the first manufacturing town in the world”. Birmingham's distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly-skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation and provided a diverse and resilient economic base for industrial prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. Its resulting high level of social mobility also fostered a culture of broad-based political radicalism and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy.
Today Birmingham is a major international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. Birmingham's six universities make it the largest centre of higher education in the United Kingdom outside London, and its major cultural institutions enjoy international reputations.
City of Birmingham

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Further Information

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