Brunel University London

United Kingdom


Why choose study in United Kingdom

Easy to research
It’s easy to research the right course for you by visiting the UCAS website. Everyone who goes to UCAS.com has access to the Course Search database containing details of around 38,000 courses from archaeology to zoology.

Studying in the UK will help you develop excellent language skills
The English language is of crucial importance in today’s global business arena. (Most UK universities offer language support to international students but institutions have their own criteria for the level of English that students need to master.) The cultural diversity of life in British higher education is unrivalled
From cosmopolitan cities like London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow, to historic counties like Warwickshire and Yorkshire, the UK is a place of contrasts and culture, where ancient buildings sit alongside contemporary architecture.

Short undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, although in Scotland it would be typically four years and postgraduate courses can be from one year upwards.

Work flexibility
Typically, international students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays. If you are from an EU country, there will be even more flexibility. Full details about the conditions for working are on the UK Border Agency website and also on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website.


University Overview

Facilities

From comfortable accommodation and computer work areas to excellent sport amenities, Brunel has a variety of facilities to offer.
Accommodation:
Brunel has more than 4,500 modern, comfortable and safe rooms with a wide choice of accommodation options. All new international students are guaranteed campus accommodation if they meet offer conditions, apply by the deadline and confirm their admission to the University.
Computer Centre:
The University is computer centre provides a dynamic computing environment with the following services:
Wi-Fi across campus and in halls of residence
24-hour PC labs (including 4 Mac labs)
Microsoft Office software for free
Some computer work areas are available to students at all hours.
Student Centre:
The Student Centre is the first stop for international students and helps with various concerns including finance enquiries, Student ID cards, immigration questions and more.
Sport Facilities
Brunel is proud of its state-of-the-art sports facilities that rank among the best in the UK, and are used by some of the world's top athletes. Sport related activity programmes are available to students throughout the year. Brunel welcomes students with disabilities and offers a welcoming and friendly environment. The University is committed to providing opportunities for all to participate in sport and active recreation.
Brunel also has shops and restaurants offering various food options and opportunities to relax.

How to apply

The applicants should identify the course of study and then fulfil specific academic, visa and financial requirements.
Undergraduate Students
Prospective students can apply for full-time undergraduate programmes through UCAS or apply online through agents if the application is not through UCAS.
Postgraduate Students
Students must apply online and must submit documents electronically or by post to the Admissions office. They need to submit documentary proof of qualifications including English language proficiency.
Documents required include…
An academic transcript for each previous degree completed
Two references, one from the academic institution of study the applicant most recently attended and one from a current or recent employer.
Sponsorship details
Proof of English language qualification such as IELTS or GCSE
Passport copy
Personal statement
Relevant certificates
Generic English Language Requirements:
IELTS 6.0 and 7.0 or equivalent. Higher requirements may be applicable for specific courses.
IELTS for UKVI (Academic) from an approved test centre before starting a degree.
Non-UKVI-approved IELTS from an official test centre with the required scores if the student doesn it need to study English before pursuing a degree. This is subject to conditions.       
Also, have a look at country wise and course specific entry requirements...
 

Overview

Brunel University London is located in Uxbridge, West London, and was ranked among the UK's top 50 universities in the Complete University Guide 2018. Students from around the world are encouraged to attend Brunel - which has been named as a world top 25 university for international students. London provides students with plenty to do in their spare time, with plenty of shops, bars, clubs, museums, parks, theatres and iconic attractions on their doorstep.
Situated on a single campus, Brunel University boasts impressive learning and recreational facilities, including a 24-hour library and computer centre, a state-of-the-art fitness centre - complete with sports halls, an exercise studio and a sports park - a wide range of on-site shops and restaurants, and a student bar and nightclub.
The University's Students' Union offers over 100 clubs and societies for students to get involved with, including general interest, academic and community-based groups. The SU also runs regular social events, as well as an advice centre - offering help with everything from money issues to academic advice.
New students are supported during their first few weeks at the University through the Brunel Buddies scheme. Trained students are there to help newcomers find their way around the campus, answer any questions and get involved in student life. 
A dedicated careers hub at the University provides advice and information on all areas of the job search, both online and on campus. Students can make an appointment with a careers counsellor, download job hunting resources and get help with applying for internships and graduate jobs. By studying in London, pupils also benefit from having access to global companies - ideal for getting work experience with.

Scholarships & funding

Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships for international students every year. These help students partially fund their living costs and fees. The University also works with different scholarship organisations like the Santander Mobility Awards, Chevening and The Commonwealth Scholarships.
International scholarships at Brunel include the following:
International Excellence Scholarship: This awards students a GBP6,000 tuition fee waiver in the first year of study. Students must have applied for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme.
Santander International Scholarship: This awards students GBP3,000 in the first year of study. The awards are available to students who are from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela. Other countries are considered at Brunel is discretion.
Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students enrolled for postgraduate taught courses at Brunel. It is offered to high performing prospective postgraduate students and Brunel alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study. The scholarship gives a 15% fee discount to students who qualify. Brunel alumni could qualify for an additional discount.
Commonwealth Scholarships (Postgraduate): Commonwealth Master's Scholarships enable applicants from low and middle-income countries around the Commonwealth. They are mainly funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). Talented students from any Commonwealth country or the host country applying for a master is degree can be eligible for the award.
Students must meet conditions to qualify for all these scholarships. Additionally, some course specific grants are also available.  Find out more…

Study options

Brunel University London covers 32 subject areas. The University is well-known for its strong practical learning, research-led teaching and modern facilities.
The London Brunel International College offers pathways programmes to help students prepare for undergraduate and postgraduate study at Brunel. Subject areas include pathways to Business and Management, Engineering, Information Technology, Economics and Finance and Law. It also offers foundation programmes for the undergraduate level in Economics and Mathematics, Engineering and Mathematics and Computing. Pre-master is programmes are also available through the College. The Pre-masters is offered in Arts, Business and Management, Design, Engineering Environmental Science, Computer Science and Law.
Undergraduate programmes have a 3-4-year duration and are available in many disciplines ranging from Aerospace Engineering and Anthropology to Life Sciences and Digital Media.
Postgraduate programmes cover a range of subjects including Structural Engineering, Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, International Relations and Journalism. The duration for these range from 1-3 years.
PhD and Research programmes have a 3-6-year study mode and are available in a variety of fields from Ageing and Biosciences to Civil Engineering, Health Economics and Law.
Several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer placements and come with a 1-5-year duration. Joint Honours programmes with and without placements are also available. These have a 3-4-year duration.
Brunel is Language Centre offers pre-sessional English courses from 4-50 weeks and English language support during the degree.
Find out more…

Teaching quality

Brunel University London received a silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The TEF awarded this to Brunel based on several metrics and information that the University submitted. The panel was particularly impressed with Brunel is academic support for students and measures to help students build their career prospects.
Brunel University London was also awarded the Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from the Higher Education Academy in 2017. Brunel received one in six awards that recognises the University is novel approaches to teaching and learning. The CATE award rates institutions based on 'excellent practice', the team's dissemination plan and teamwork.
The TEF panel recognises Brunel for the following:
Approach toward increasing the employability prospects of graduates
Ability to engage employers and creating opportunities for work experience
Analytical method in addressing achievement gaps in the diverse student body
Unique assessment practices
Assessment techniques which consistently challenge students
Brunel has various initiatives to support learners through their journey in the University as applicants, students, and graduates. These include a team of career consultants who work with students during their time at Brunel and after graduation.
The Brunel Educational Excellence Centre (BEEC) works on enhancing the teaching and learning experience of Brunel students by offering a vast range of extra-curricular learning opportunities.
Brunel is also well-known for adopting technology that promotes a flexible and interactive approach to learning.

What's new

GBP1.9m grant to fund Engineering and Physical Sciences research at Brunel
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has given Brunel University a grant of GBP1.9m to fund doctoral training. The fund will be granted through the EPSRC is Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) programme. The DTPs programme with Brunel offers funds with relevance to the Engineering and Physical sciences that come under the EPSRC remittance.
Commenting on the award, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Professor Geoff Rodgers said, This significant new round of funding is further recognition of the long history of innovation Brunel has in engineering and the physical sciences.
PhD students are the backbone of our research, and I im very much looking forward to welcoming our latest fully-funded cohort in the autumn.
Postgraduate research opportunities are available in the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing, Institute of Energy Futures, and the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. Students can apply for the research grant at different times of the year.
Doctoral candidate is work in optical research recognised as Best Student Paper
The BIOIMAGING 2018 conference held in Portugal, which is an industry-leading gathering, recognised Bashir Dodo is work on the human retina as outstanding. Bashir, from Brunel University London is Computer Science department offers a new technique for diagnosing human retinal damage.
The technique separates the retina into seven different layers, which makes diagnosis easier and more accurate. Bashir is solution could possibly assist with early diagnosis and help save eyesight of patients through early detection of retinal damage.
The new algorithm for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machines automatically separates retinal images while doctors currently identify the layers manually from OCT images.
Latest news from Brunel…


University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 401st

Diversity Index - Rank: 153

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 0.57%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 346th

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 351st


Overall Cost of Living

£11,385


Campus Accomodation

£7,171


Undergraduate

£16,250


Post Graduate

£16,870


Overall Cost of Living Value

£ 11.385


Campus Accomodation Value

£ 7.171


Undergraduate Value

£ 16.250


Postgraduate Value

£ 16.870


Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6

Undergraduate : 6


Overall Review

Overall Experience : 4 / 5

Admission Process : 4 / 5

Scholarships : 2 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 3 / 5