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Brunel University

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Overview

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 gaining work experience.

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What's new

What's new

GBP 1.9 million 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 GBP 1.9 million to fund doctoral training. The fund will be granted through the EPSRC's 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'm 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's 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's work on the human retina as outstanding. Bashir, from Brunel University London's 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's solution could possibly assist with early diagnosis and help save the 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.

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Teaching quality

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's 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 recognised the university's 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 at 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.

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Study options

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.

Brunel University London 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's 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 have a 1-5-year duration. Joint honour's programmes with and without placements are also available. These have a 3-4-year duration.

Brunel's Language Centre offers pre-sessional English courses from 6-50 weeks and English language support during the degree.

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How to apply

How to apply

Applicants should identify their desired course of study and 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. UG applications are accepted via the common app for students from USA.

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't need to study English before pursuing a degree. This is subject to conditions.

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Facilities

Facilities

From comfortable accommodation and computer work areas to excellent sport amenities and restaurants, Brunel has a variety of facilities on 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's 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 hospitable and friendly environment. The university is committed to providing opportunities for all to participate in sport and active recreation.

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Scholarships & funding

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's 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 are for 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's 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.

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Brunel University London was established in 1966 and is a world class university based in Uxbridge, West London. It?s distinctive mission is to combine academic teaching and research excellence with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach. This safe, single campus university in London is home to thousands of international students from various countries. By becoming part of team Brunel, students study and learn with academic experts who are at the top of their field and passionate about their subjects. The university fosters problem-solving, study and research skills through lectures, seminars, field trips, presentations, and group work and research projects.

Brunel's campus facilities include a 24-hour library, world class sports facilities, Professional Development Centre, arts centre, over 100 student societies, prayer facilities, and a medical centre and pharmacy. University services available for international students include, study support, disability and dyslexia service, counselling, and Immigration and visa advice. International students have the opportunity to work collaboratively, discover how different cultures address global issues and take experiences learnt in lectures straight into the workplace.

Brunel University has a convenient campus location which is just 45 minutes by underground to Central London, 20 minutes? walk to Uxbridge town centre and only 15 minutes by car to nearby Heathrow Airport. Brunel has a lively atmosphere and a very strong sense of community, where making new friends is easy. Activities and social events are at the heart of campus life. There are 39 different international societies, 20 different academic societies and an exciting calendar of on-campus cultural and interest activities to experience.
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