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Brunel University

UK map showing location of Brunel UniversityBrunel University is a world-class educational institution based in Uxbridge, west London.

With over 40 years of experience, the University upholds its mission – to combine teaching and research excellence with a practical, imaginative and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by our namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Brunel is one of the very few campus-based universities in London and within the M25. It is home to around 15,000 students, including 3,000 international students from over 110 countries. Brunel offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research level courses, within its eight academic schools: Law, Business, Engineering and Design, Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Arts, Social Sciences, Sports and Education.

For international students, the University offers a range of preparatory courses, including Foundation and Pre-Masters, a wide range of English language courses and study skills programmes, which support students throughout their studies.

University highlights

  • Brunel University is ranked top in London, 6th in the UK and 35th in the world in the first THE world ranking of the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years.
  • Brunel ranked 39th in the UK, according to the 2012 Sunday Times University Guide.
  • Brunel graduates enjoy the 13th highest starting salaries in the UK, according to the recent Sunday Times Good University Guide.
  • Brunel has been awarded £15 million of funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as part of a new £60 million initiative to establish a National Research Centre for Structural Integrity.
  • Brunel’s International Pathways and Language Centre (IPLC) has been ranked at the best University Language Centre in London by the British Council.
  • Brunel boasts world class sports facilities and was an official training camp for the 2012 Olympic Games.


Brunel UniversityThe University offers a scholarship scheme for international students, with the Brunel International Scholarship Programme and Brunel Alumni Scholarships for International Students. International students applying for a course will be assessed for both scholarships automatically. 

Campus highlights

At Brunel, not only is virtually everything you need on your doorstep, but being on one campus also helps to create a strong student community that flourishes as a result of living, studying and socialising in one location. According to the National Student Survey 2012, Brunel’s Student Union is 4th Highest in the country in terms of satisfaction.

London a tube ride away 

The University is just a 15 minute walk – or a short bus ride – from Uxbridge underground station, so it is a straightforward journey into the centre of the Capital. There is also a night bus that can bring you from central London to the edge of the campus. The campus is just six miles from Heathrow Airport – but not under its flight paths – and just a couple of miles from the M4, M40 and M25. The campus, including all its residential accommodation, is in a quiet location with excellent transport links.

The University offers:

  • all your needs on campus: on-site residential accommodation, academic facilities, welfare support and a real community environment in a single location
  • great location with easy access to central London, and public transport links – bus, tube and train – within easy reach. A vibrant town life: the compact yet thriving town of Uxbridge is a 20-minute walk away, offering shopping complexes, cinemas, restaurants and much more
  • Graduate School that provides a physical base for all postgraduate students, together with social, academic and welfare support for the duration of your stay at Brunel.

Brunel University graduationThe big plus of living in a campus-based university is that the majority of your needs are catered for on-site, including the option of living in University accommodation. The University campus is a mix of modern buildings, gardens and interconnecting pathways. The University has invested nearly £350 million in buildings and infrastructure, and more is planned. New facilities you can already enjoy include:

  • the new Eastern Gateway Building which houses the Main Reception, a café serving Starbucks coffee and academic offices of the Brunel Business School
  • £2.5 million UEFA-class football facilities and a competition-standard athletics track
  • an Assistive Technology Centre for disabled students
  • indoor athletics centre, including an indoor sprint track and jump facilities, and a new sports hall
  • a postgraduate residential quarter that brings our on-site accommodation up to 4,571 rooms, four-fifths of them en suite, with a number of studio flats for couples.

Contact details

Brunel University
Kingston Lane
Middlesex, UB8 3PH
Tel: +44 (0)1895 274000
Fax: +44 (0)1895 232806
Web: www.brunel.ac.uk

For Home/EU student enquiries please contact marketing@brunel.ac.uk.
For Overseas student enquiries please contact international@brunel.ac.uk.

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