In 2007, the Government announced that it would begin to phase out funding for UK/EU students studying for a qualification that is equivalent to, or of a lower level than, one they already hold. 

This decision is intended to prioritise funding to universities for students who are either entering higher education for the first time, or progressing to higher qualifications.

This means that, if you already hold a Master’s degree for example, but wish to study for another Masters's degree, you may no longer be entitled to pay the Home/EU fees.  

The University continues to welcome applicants who may wish to return to university for an additional qualification. However, in response to the Government’s policy change, it is reviewing the fees for all postgraduate (full-time and part-time) students who hold an equivalent or lower level qualification.

The University will be charging higher fees to ELQ students entering the University from the 2009/10 session onwards.   

  • Undergraduate: ELQ students will pay the standard Home/EU fee, but will not be eligible for scholarships
  • Postgraduate: ELQ fees will be as stated for Home/EU students plus a supplement of £1,750. Fees are listed in the postgraduate fee tables.

Find out more

Useful information about ELQs can be found on the following websites:   

Government ELQ Exempt Postgraduate Programmes

Brunel ELQ Exempt Postgraduate Programmes

Page last updated: Monday 27 January 2014