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Brunel University London

Location

Brunel University London, London United Kingdom

Ranking

# =342QS World University Rankings

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55Undergraduate programs

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92Postgraduate programs

International

7685International students

About Brunel University London

Brunel is ranked in the top quarter of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2025) and holds the joint 1st position in the UK for international outlook (THE World University Rankings 2024). We offer a vibrant and diverse community where students learn alongside other students from over 150 nationalities, preparing them to thrive as global citizens.

Brunel has an extensive range of interdisciplinary centres and institutes, thriving departmental research groups and excellent networks and facilities all tackling global societal challenges and working collaboratively with our partners on innovative solutions. As a result, we deliver world-leading research. Some of our research highlights include:

  • Wellbeing on social media
  • Saving energy
  • Advanced 3D imaging techniques
  • Macroprudential regulation


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About Brunel University London

Brunel is ranked in the top quarter of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2025) and holds the joint 1st position in the UK for international outlook (THE World University Rankings 2024). We offer a vibrant and diverse community where students learn alongside other students from over 150 nationalities, preparing them to thrive as global citizens.

Brunel has an extensive range of interdisciplinary centres and institutes, thriving departmental research groups and excellent networks and facilities all tackling global societal challenges and working collaboratively with our partners on innovative solutions. As a result, we deliver world-leading research. Some of our research highlights include:

  • Wellbeing on social media
  • Saving energy
  • Advanced 3D imaging techniques
  • Macroprudential regulation


Connect with us on our social channels

TikTok | Instagram | Facebook| YouTube | LinkedIn

Available programs

Brunel University London boasts a rich heritage as a leading UK technical university, renowned for its world-class research, innovative spirit, and exceptional teaching. Attracting students from over 150 countries, Brunel fosters a vibrant international community, ranking joint 1st in the UK and 4th globally for International Outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024). Brunel's research excellence is further solidified by its 74th position out of 1,705 global institutions according to Times Higher Education's Impact Ranking 2023.

Brunel's undergraduate courses are designed to cultivate independent learners with strong critical analysis and research skills. World-renowned academics provide intellectual guidance, while stimulating seminars and tutorials foster collaborative learning and peer-to-peer engagement. Diverse teaching methods cater to individual learning styles, with lectures offering foundational knowledge and interactive sessions, encouraging a deeper understanding of concepts. Many programmes incorporate hands-on learning experiences in laboratories, clinical simulations, or studios, depending on the discipline. To bridge the gap between theory and practice, Brunel offers work placements ranging from six weeks to a full academic year. These invaluable experiences, with placements at companies including AXA Investment Managers, Dominic Levent Solicitors, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Gilead, IBM, L’Oréal, Home Office, the NHS, Robert Bosch and The Walt Disney Company. They provide graduates with the real-world skills employers seek.

Over 9,000 international students from diverse backgrounds call Brunel home, creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. With over 130 clubs and societies catering to various interests, cultures, and faiths, students soon become part of a vibrant community where they can connect with like-minded individuals. Brunel even guarantees on-campus accommodation for international students throughout their studies (terms and conditions apply). Brunel provides a comprehensive support network to ensure international students thrive academically and personally. This includes access to sports facilities, on-campus accommodation, the award-winning Professional Development Centre, the Brunel Language Centre, and the dynamic Students' Union. While the campus offers everything students need, London's limitless attractions, diverse cuisines, entertainment, shopping, and cultural experiences are just a short journey away.

The single-site compact campus ensures everything students need is within a comfortable 10-minute walk. Uxbridge town centre offers additional amenities including entertainment, a leisure centre and two shopping centres. Central London is just a 40-minute tube ride away, providing the perfect balance of campus life and city exploration.

Brunel's award-winning Professional Development Centre equips students with the skills and experience to excel in the job market. They guide students in their career search, help them to refine their skills for effective self-presentation, and offer personalised coaching for interviews. This exceptional support continues for up to three years after graduation, ensuring a smooth transition into the world of work.


At Brunel, we work hard to offer a well-rounded educational experience. Our expert academics are with our student every step of the way. Supporting, nurturing and inspiring them to make brilliant discoveries and develop their academic confidence.

 

Brunel is one of the UK’s foremost technical universities and is ranked in the top quarter of universities in the world and 38th in the UK by QS World University Rankings 2025.
Studying for a Master's degree at Brunel University London offers students the opportunity to get involved in research, while being taught by academics who are at the forefront of their fields, producing world-leading research. Brunel boasts a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, where academics work together to tackle global challenges. This translates into a vibrant research environment that informs the teaching on postgraduate courses.

Brunel offers  over 100 taught Master's degrees  covering a wide range of subjects, including Business, Engineering, Design, Health and Life Sciences, Law, Psychology, Social Sciences and Sports Science. There are a variety of flexible study options available such as part-time and online programmes.

The University places a strong emphasis on both academic excellence and practical application. Students are not only expected to develop a deep understanding of their chosen field but are also encouraged to put their knowledge into practice through industry placements and collaborations. Brunel has partnerships with various organisations, allowing students to gain valuable real-world experience.

The world’s students call Brunel home with over 9,000 students from over 150 countries. In fact, it is ranked 4th globally and joint top in the UK for international outlook ( Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024). With over 130 clubs and societies catering to various interests, cultures, and faiths, students soon become part of a vibrant community where they can connect with like-minded individuals. Brunel even guarantees  on-campus accommodation  for international students throughout their studies (terms and conditions apply).

Brunel's commitment to student success is further evidenced by its award-winning  Professional Development Centre , which provides career guidance and support to postgraduate students. This support continues for up to three years after graduation. The University also boasts a large and successful alumni network, with graduates holding leadership positions in major companies and organisations around the world.

A Master's degree from Brunel University London equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to thrive in their chosen careers. By combining world-class research with practical application and a focus on professional development, Brunel offers an outstanding education that sets them apart. 

 

University information

Our Admissions team works hard to ensure that we deliver fair and accurate decisions at all times. We're on hand to support you and want to make sure you receive a welcoming and high-quality admissions service from initial enquiry right through to registration.

If you need to contact us, please use the following details to touch base:

brunel.ac.uk/contact-admissions
+44 (0)1895 265599
[email protected]

Bachelor

1200+
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Master

1200+
2.7+
6+
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Brunel's campus is designed to be your one-stop shop for student life. We have lots of on-site cafés and restaurants catering to all tastes; a pharmacy and medical centre; a small supermarket; a state-of-the-art sports complex and an extensive library offering dedicated study spaces - the perfect environment to focus.

Finding a perfect on-campus home is easy. Brunel guarantees accommodation for all new students who meet their course conditions and apply for a room by the end of August. Our modern and secure halls are all within a 10-minute walk from everything you need, so you won’t have to commute and can immerse yourself fully in campus life.

Brunel's cutting-edge labs offer industry-standard equipment, encompassing specialised engineering tools and we even have a simulated hospital ward in our Medical School. The Wilfred Brown building, purpose-built for STEM students, is built with sustainability in mind, exemplifying Brunel's commitment to innovation.

Students can unleash their creativity in our dedicated arts facilities. They can hone their acting skills in the drama studios, jam in the music room, or delve into filmmaking with professional-grade video editing suites. Our visual effects studio boasts industry-standard technology, allowing students to master the art of digital compositing and animation.

Brunel has everything a sports enthusiast needs: a Sports Centre with facilities for basketball, volleyball, badminton, netball and indoor cricket; a gym offering group fitness classes, personal training and a women’s only gym; an indoor athletics centre which is climate-controlled, allowing athletes to train regardless of the weather. It features a running track, jumping pits, and throwing areas, as well as weight rooms, fitness studios, and a physiotherapy clinic. 

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Student life

Brunel is a friendly, welcoming campus community with plenty of opportunities to meet new people and try new things. There are so many food outlets to choose from, all just steps away from each other. You can start your day with an English breakfast at the Junction. Later on, you could grab yourself a bite at the pop-up food stall, order a pizza, grab a Subway, taste our tortillas or experience the flavours of the Middle East at Beseha. You can also catch up with friends over coffee and a snack at the Coffee Room or the 1966 café. The campus supermarket is very convenient for stocking up on essentials.  We may be only a short tube journey from the centre of one of the most bustling cities in the world, but that doesn’t mean that we lack green space. As a Green Flag award winner, we’re proud of our leafy campus. There are plenty of quiet places to sit or to walk and a pretty river runs through the centre of campus. When you want to have some downtime, you can socialise with friends in our student bar, ‘Loco’s’ or dance the night away at our very own club ‘The Venue’.

Our campus has a thriving arts and culture scene and we encourage students to develop creative skills themselves. They can soak up the atmosphere as a spectator or get more hands-on and help organise events, as well as perform in them. This cultural backdrop is a great opportunity for students to get involved and feel inspired.

The Student Centre is here to help Students through the student journey from registration to graduation while The Student Wellbeing team provides support services to help Brunel students overcome challenges so that they can achieve their university goals.

The Union of Brunel Students is here to ensure that every Brunel student has the opportunity to enjoy, challenge, influence and benefit from all aspects of their studies and the wider student experience. The Union is a charity that is led by students for students and you automatically become a member when you enrol at Brunel. They’re committed to voicing student opinions and enable debates on key issues, they organise events and entertainment, as well as facilitating clubs and societies. The Union is there to give students advice and support throughout the student journey. The Union’s Advice Service provides free and confidential advice on everything from money and debt to housing and academic issues. They also host lots of evening entertainment with the ever-popular karaoke and Loco’s Quiz. There are more than 130 sports clubs and societies that students can join, from the Arts and Crafts Society, to a range of cultural societies and subject-specific groups, where you can socialise with other students. Our sports clubs are free to use for all students, once they join Team Brunel. 

Just a short walk away from campus, the town of Uxbridge offers everything you need to shop and socialise. It’s also the perfect base to explore the surrounding the local countryside. Close to Brunel, there are plenty of parks and gardens as well as the nearby Grand Union Canal which is perfect for a stroll.

Brunel doesn't just educate, we empower. We pioneered the ‘sandwich courses’ that integrate paid work placements into our degrees, ensuring our students graduate with the skills and real-world experience employers seek. Most of our undergraduate courses and a growing number of postgraduate courses offer placement opportunities. Placements give you the opportunity to gain experience and enhance your skills within a workplace environment. Students who complete a placement achieve higher degree classifications, better career outcomes and significantly higher graduate salaries. You’ll have access to a dedicated Placement and Careers Advisor linked to your course, and benefit from our vast range of contacts in industries of all sizes. We can support you throughout the application process, including preparing for interviews to help you secure the placement that is right for you. 

Leading international companies consistently rank Brunel graduates among the most employable in the UK. This is because we go beyond theory, providing practical learning opportunities and fostering strong industry partnerships. Our dedicated careers service also offers personalised guidance on cv-writing, interview skills, and job search strategies, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared to launch their dream careers. Our career fairs, sector-specific events and webinars are a great way to meet informally with future employers. We have links with over 1,500 companies across all sectors who regularly engage with students, offer opportunities and provide insight into different industries.

We also can help you find a part-time job. If you want to earn money or gain valuable work experience whilst you’re studying, our Job Shop will help you find part-time opportunities at Brunel and beyond. You might also be interested in applying to be one of our Student Ambassadors. 

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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There are a variety of funding options available to you and our Student Centre can help with any financial enquiries, as well as giving advice on money and budgeting. This year Brunel University London is offering over 1,000 scholarships, bursaries and discounts to Home, EU and International students. These awards can go a long way to help you fund fees and living costs whilst you’re studying. Our Job Shop is also on hand to support you in finding part-time work to help you earn some extra cash as well as getting great experience for your CV. 

Rankings & ratings

Brunel University London is one of the top public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=342 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #331
  • 2014
    #=360
  • 2015
    #=355
  • 2016
    #=331
  • 2017
    #=345
  • 2018
    #=346
  • 2019
    #=332
  • 2020
    #359
  • 2021
    #368
  • 2022
    #=351
  • 2023
    #=412
  • 2024
    #343
  • 2025
    #=342

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FAQs

Brunel awards are recognised world-wide. Where a course has a specific accreditation, this will usually be indicated within the individual course pages.

You can chat to a current Brunel student via the UniBuddy platform (you can download the app. or sign up, at the above link).

Yes – for most courses – see the course pages for qualifications, combinations, and grades usually accepted. If your specific qualifications are not listed you can email [email protected] so that we can check if  they will be accepted for your chosen Brunel course.

Specific requirements are listed within the individual course pages.

You can also find additional advice for students from many countries at Your Country.

         Undergraduate: You can check out our top-tips for writing your undergraduate personal statement here.


         Postgraduate: You’ll find lots of advice about writing a personal statement for postgraduate applications on our website. 

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