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    Brunel University is well known for its focus on science and engineering courses

    Unusually for a London university, Brunel's campus is almost completely self-contained which has the effect of creating a reasonably tight-knit and interacting community. Where once this university, founded in 1966, had the Brutalist style architecture popular at the time (and was in fact featured in Stanley Kubrick's film A Clockwork Orange), in the last 10 to 20 years it has undergone £400m worth of refurbishment. Now you can expect to find green open spaces amongst new buildings with curving modern designs, including the new Engineering and Design annex and the Eastern Gate-way building which houses Brunel Business School.

    Not that you have to be confined to the campus. Uxbridge tube station, only a 20-minute walk away, will take you straight into the heart of London, giving you the chance to experience big city culture without the higher rents.

    Named after that great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the university aims to put his in-novative spirit and practical approach into its teaching and, as a result, its students. Its alumni include political theorist Ralph Miliband (father of Ed), Olympic gold medallists James Cracknell and Audley Harrison, along with comedians Jo Brand and Lee Mack.

    “Brunel offers excellent sports facilities. The lecture theatre has recently had a makeover and is very well laid out. The lecturers I've encountered so far have been brilliant” – current undergraduate


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    47th (Complete University Guide 2015)
    52nd (The Guardian’s University Guide 2015)


    Full-time undergraduate students from the UK or EU, starting in 2015, will pay £9,000 a year. UK/EU part-time students pay £6,750 a year for the first four years and, if it takes six years to complete their studies, they pay nothing for the fifth and sixth. International students will pay £13,500 (low band), £14,750 (mid band) or £16,500 (high band).


    Established: 1966

    UCAS Code: B84

    Total students: 13,504

    Undergraduates: 9,724

    Postgraduates 3,780

    % International students: 12%

    Male to female student ratio: 55 : 45

    Student to staff ratio:16.9

    Applications to places ratio: 7.6 : 1









    Open days at Brunel University London

    There are a number of open days at Brunel University throughout the year. Open days are divided into applicant and pre-applicant days.

    There are also regular campus tours if you can’t attend the main events.

    How to find it:

    Brunel University
    Kingston Lane
    UB8 3PH

    Telephone 01895 274000

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