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Brunel University London Pathway College

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

Brunel University London Pathway College offers first-class pathway programmes leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Brunel University London.

Our pathways include foundation and first year programmes for candidates who do not meet the direct entry criteria or hold high school qualifications that are not recognised. At postgraduate level, the college provides the pre-master's pathway.

Integrated Brunel Experience

The College is located inside the Brunel University London campus, based in West London. The university campus offers convenience, safety and security, while being just a short walk from the town of Uxbridge which offers everything students need to shop, be entertained and socialise with friends.

The campus provides easy access to and from Heathrow Airport (approximately 20 mins away) and Central London (approximately 40 mins away).

The offer students receive from the College is integrated with their degree programme at Brunel University London. Subject to successful completion of their pathway studies, students will automatically progress to their degree studies unless specified otherwise. Therefore, students do not need to apply separately for their degree studies at the university, and students' visas are combined for the period of their pathway and degree studies as standard. This ensures smooth transition and provides a sense of security.

The Pathway College Advantage

The college offers international, EU and UK students the opportunity to study at the university if they have not met the direct entry requirements specified for their desired course and/or are looking for a preparatory course before commencing their degree studies. With class sizes limited to 25, the college provides an environment for students to engage and develop their confidence, as well as provide personalised student support to secure positive outcomes and progression to the university.

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What's new

What's new

The college's approach to learning and teaching for its May / September 2022 intakes prioritises interactive, in-person, on-campus teaching, such as lectures, seminars, group work and practical activities. For further updates and details on the college's teaching for 2022 students can visit the college website.

Brunel University London Pathway College continues to invest in the enhancement of its campus, leading to improved student outcomes and a unique campus experience. Current initiatives include a variety of construction or refurbishment projects that contribute to the overall sustainability goals of the campus, while delivering improvements to the character and utility of the campus environment. New internal and external lighting, improved insulation across campus buildings and utility improvements are just some of the changes going on. A new seven story Learning & Teaching Centre also offers a range of new study spaces.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

The pathway programs at Brunel University London Pathway College are characterised by excellent teaching quality, and for the opportunities it gives students to develop research skills and to gain practical experience by working alongside leading research teams. Students benefit from small class sizes, taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty staff, resulting in more contact time between students and staff and a more personalised learning environment.

Many of the faculty staff have taught and worked internationally and are able to communicate their expertise efficiently to students from all over the world. There is a vibrant international community at the college, and this is also reflected in the composition of their teaching staff.

Students have access to an online learning portal where they will receive regular feedback on their assessments and coursework from their tutors, as well as providing them with course content and information. Support can also be given from module tutors in preparation for progression onto undergraduate courses, and there is an online peer mentorship program to continue the learning community in a remote learning environment.

Brunel University London Pathway College is transparent in its teaching aims and methodologies, and publishes its educational policies and procedures online, in an effort to continually improve the service.

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Department structure

Department structure

There are over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered at Brunel University London, and the academic structure of the university is organised into three colleges:

  • Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
  • Business, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Health and Life Sciences

Beyond this, there are three major research institutes, which connect the university to the wider academic community, as well as serving as a source of funding for BUL's academic departments.

  • Energy Futures
  • Environment, Health and Societies
  • Materials and Manufacturing

The pathways courses at Brunel University London Pathway College are designed to prepare its graduates for entry into a course within one of these colleges or research institutes. Each pathway course teaches a number of core modules which lays a foundation of pre-university level study from which graduates may progress into a more specific degree program at Brunel University London.

The undergraduate pathways programs offered at the college are:

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Economics and Finance
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Social Science, Education and Psychology
  • Law
  • Life Sciences

Each program is completed over the duration of 2 semesters and, upon completion, guarantees direct entry into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Brunel University London. There are three intake points throughout the academic year, so incoming students can tailor their point of entry to their needs.

There are also six postgraduate pathway programs in the following subject areas, completed over one semester which ensure entry to a master's course at Brunel University London:

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Design
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law

In addition to course-related modules, students develop a number of transferable skills that will benefit them through university and their career, such as communication, presentation skills and project management.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must submit evidence of both academic and English language prerequisites to gain entry into the college pathways programs. Entry requirements vary on a course-by-course basis and are also subject to consideration by the college admissions staff.

The pre-requisites for the undergraduate and graduate pathway programs are published on the college website, and there is a list of academic equivalents for students from different countries of prior study.

There are also entry requisites for English language competency, also published online. To ensure entry to the undergraduate pathway program, students must demonstrate a level equivalent to an overall score of 5.5 /6.0 on the IELTS academic test, with all band scores a minimum of 5.5. There are a number of alternative acceptable assessment providers, and the university website provides a comparison list.

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Facilities

Facilities

Brunel University London is a self-contained and well-resourced learning environment, aimed at providing all the facilities required for the academic success of its students, as well as the amenities needed to enrich their personal lives. The college is located within Brunel University London's campus, offering world class facilities set within a landscaped and tree-lined site with ready access to green spaces.

Brunel University London is a residential campus with seven accommodation complexes dotted around the site, offering a variety of options to suit any budget or preference. These secure and well-designed apartments are self-catered and have high-speed internet throughout, with shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities. Only five minutes by foot from lecture theatres, sports facilities and other campus amenities, the Brunel University London halls of residences host a diverse and welcoming community of students from all over the world.

The college students benefit from sharing all the same resources and facilities as their university counterparts, including social spaces such as bars, music venues and food vendors, as well as the university's world-class sports and fitness facilities. College students can also join over 100 student clubs and societies at the university, enabling them to integrate fully in the Brunel University London student community and make the most out of their learning and living experience.

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Fees & funding

Fees & funding

Tuition fees for international students studying the Undergraduate Pathway Program vary slightly, based on the specific pathway, however for the 2022/23 academic year, they range between GBP 15,800 and GBP 16,700. This covers a course length of 6 months, divided into 2 semesters, and students must organise their own medical and travel insurance. For prospective students on the Postgraduate Pathway Program, the tuition fees are GBP 8,700.

To secure a student visa, tuition fees must either be paid to Brunel University London Pathway College in full, before the programme of study begins, or can be paid in instalments, provided that evidence of financial security is shown. The college financial support services team can help and advise prospective students on all aspects of funding their studies, including insurance and visa support, as well as advice on personal finances and budgeting.

As a member institution of the Navitas scheme, Brunel University London Pathway College allows its international students to apply for financial support through the Navitas bursary and scholarship programs, which offer both merit-based and needs-based funding options for eligible students. There is also a family bursary program to support students with family commitments. Applications are submitted online.

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