Brunel is a world-class university based in West London, ranked among London's top 15 universities in the Complete University Guide 2021. Brunel is based on a single campus in west London so you will live and work in one place, with easy access to central London.
Now over 50 years old, Brunel's mission has always been to combine academic rigour with the entrepreneurial, practical and imaginative approach pioneered by the founder Isambard Kingdom Brunel, engineering and technical innovator and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution.
Brunel is a research-intensive university and ranks among the top 25 per cent of the UK’s research universities. This means when you come to Brunel, you’ll study and learn with academic experts who are at the top of their field and passionate about their subjects.
Your studies will be supported by some of the best equipment and facilities around, that mirror the world of work. You’ll find digital media green screens, a flight simulator, clinical suite, workshops and laboratories.
The new 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings show Brunel sits comfortably within the top 400 worldwide, with it's 'International Outlook' recognised as amongst the best in the world, ranked 28th on the global league table. The world’s students call Brunel home. In fact, more than 1,700 international postgraduate students from 120 countries are represented at Brunel.
Brunel's Professional Development Centre was voted 5th Best Careers Service in 2019 - by Student Hut. Brunel graduates have gone on to become leaders at major companies including Barclays, Centrica and JP Morgan.
Brunel is a research-intensive university and ranks among the top 25 per cent of the UK’s research universities. Brunel has always prided itself on the quality and relevance of its academic work, especially in information technology, public health and many more. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) judged 82% of Brunel’s research to be of international standing.
Brunel is best known for its engineering and design courses, but also offers courses across a wide range of subject areas including business, computing and maths, education, social sciences (including law, economics), humanities, visual and performing arts, sport sciences, environment, health and social care.
The University is just a 20-minute walk – or a short bus ride – from Uxbridge underground station, so it is a straightforward journey into central London. There is also a night bus that can bring you from central London to the edge of the campus. The town of Uxbridge itself, which still has buildings dating back to its time as a Georgian market town, is a thriving commercial and business centre. Its major shopping complexes, The Pavilions and the Chimes Centre, boast a wide range of shops, cafes and a nine-screen multiplex cinema.