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Brunel University London is dedicated to education and research relevant to the global economy, industry and society. Academics from around the world teach on its courses and lead its research programmes; students advance their understanding of their chosen discipline, developing transferable skills to contribute to their future career. Based on a single campus, students live and work in one place, within easy reach of central London.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,285 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 73%
  • Part Time 27%

Domicile

  • UK 50%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 42%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 70 440 510
Mechanical Engineering 60 315 380
Education 25 245 270
General Engineering 5 175 180
Law 20 110 130
Occupational Therapy 0 125 125
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 65 50 115
Art & Design 0 115 115
Economics 20 75 95
Marketing 0 95 95
Librarianship & Information Management 5 80 80
Accounting & Finance 0 80 80
Physiotherapy 5 75 75
Social Work 5 75 75
Civil Engineering 20 55 75
Psychology 15 55 70
Computer Science 50 15 65
Creative Writing 10 50 60
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 20 40 60
Biological Sciences 30 30 60
Geography & Environmental Science 5 55 55
Politics 10 45 55
Sports Science 15 35 50
Social Policy 0 45 45
Anthropology 5 40 45
Nursing 5 40 45
Communication & Media Studies 5 35 35
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 15 25
Sociology 10 15 25
Materials Technology 15 10 25
English 5 10 15
Mathematics 10 5 15
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 15 15
Music 10 5 15
History 0 5 5
Chemical Engineering 0 5 5
Building 5 0 5
Anatomy & Physiology 5 0 5
Philosophy 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,500
Mixed 8,500
Laboratory 9,500
Clinical 7,500
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Brunel offers over 100 scholarships and bursaries to postgraduates. 
  • Additional research scholarships and PhD studentships are available in some subject areas. 
  • Students may also be eligible for a sport scholarship or music award.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Rooms are available on campus for postgraduate students, with a range of options including en-suite, standard and studio residences.