Brunel University London

Overview

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international education institution situated in the heart of London, one of the world’s great cities. Committed to educating for professional life, the University has a distinguished 175-year history, world-leading expertise in many areas of research, and a clear vision for the future.

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international education institution situated in the heart of London, one of the world’s great cities. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, the University has a distinguished 175-year history, and continues to attract more than 20,000 students from 150 different nations. A wide range of Westminster’s courses are independently rated as excellent, and the University’s research leads the way in many areas including art and design, electronic engineering, and media. Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements of the University’s vision for the future.

Why choose Brunel University?
Key features

Brunel is proud to be home to over 2,500 international students from over 110 different countries who play an essential part in creating our diverse and cosmopolitan university.

Research is at the heart of everything Brunel does, underpinning and enhancing the teaching of our degree programmes. The 2008 RAE ranked 82% of its research as being of international standing.

Brunel is committed to producing the professionally minded and skilled graduates that employers want. Its award winning Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) has over 30 staff, including a dedicated International Students Careers Officer.

Brunel University was ranked 1st in London, 6th in the UK, and 35th Worldwide (2012 Times Higher Education, “100 Under 50” rankings) ‧ Brunel was ranked in the upper quartile for overall satisfaction in 12 subject areas, including 4 subjects in the sector top 10 ‧

Brunel Business School has won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013.

Location
  • Brunel is located in Uxbridge, a compact and friendly town on the edge of West London. Uxbridge town centre is just a 20 minute walk or short bus ride from the heart of the campus, and is packed with more than 300 shops, a multiplex cinema, dozens of bars and restaurants. From Uxbridge underground station, it is a straightforward journey into the centre of the capital.
Admissions Enquiries

The Admissions Office deals with all undergraduate and postgraduate applications and admissions to the University.

The Admissions Office aims to:

  • develop and implement the University’s admission policy;
  • ensure that all applications and admissions at undergraduate and postgraduate level are dealt with in a friendly, effective and efficient manner;
  • enable decisions to be made promptly on all applications.
Fees

Update – The UK Visas and Immigration have announced changes to the Maintenance Requirements for Tier 4. In addition to the first year’s Tuition Fees, from 1st July 2014, when applying for a visa for Brunel University, you must show you have living costs of £820 per month for each month of your course (to a maximum of 9 months, or£7,380).

If you have applied to live in on-campus accommodation, the maximum amount you may deduct from the living costs part of your visa application’s Maintenance Requirement will now be £1,200.

How to apply

Students who are applying to study abroad at Brunel independently should email the Study Abroad Manager directly to receive a link to the online application form.

Students who are applying through an existing partnership agreement must be nominated by their home institution in order to take part in the study abroad programme. Once you have been nominated, you will be sent a link to the online application form by email.

In order for us to consider your application, you must also submit all the supporting documents by the deadline shown on the course fees page. Below please find list of documents required:

  • English language qualification (if applicable)
  • Documentation of finance (£800/month or £7,200/year for maintenance costs plus applicable tuition fees)
  • Official academic transcript of records
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Module selection form

Please use the module selection form to make provisional module choices from the list of available modules. You will need to select 3 modules per term. We advise you to select a few alternative modules since we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for your first choice of modules. You will be able to discuss your choices and amend your modules if necessary at registration.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be a current student at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).

All students are required to meet the University’s minimum English language requirements by taking either an IELTS or another recognised English language qualification at an appropriate level, unless they are a native of an English-speaking country.

Rankings and USPs
LAW

We are a leading provider of courses for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and our Solicitor’s Exempting degree is the only course of its kind in London and the South East, and one of only four in the country.

MEDIA, ARTS AND DESIGN

In 2013, the QS Worldwide University Rankings has placed the research and courses in Media, Journalism and Communications at the University of Westminster as the UK number one, the second best in Europe and among the top 20 globally. Fashion Design graduates have their collections snapped up by the commercial sector and secure employment with international leading businesses. Photographers and filmmakers have their work shown in prestigious cultural venues and events. Graphic designers and animators join global players in the film industry.

ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Westminster was ranked the Number 1 London University for undergraduate Tourism, Transport and Travel (Guardian University guide 2013)

In May 2013, Westminster’s Department of Architecture was ranked joint second in the UK by architects in practice, in a poll conducted by the UK by the highly respected professional publication Architects’ Journal.

BUSINESS

We hold a large number of international and professional accreditations from bodies such as the Association of MBAs, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, ACCA, and the Chartered Institute of Marketing which means are programmes are industry focussed.

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