How to Apply for Postgraduate Courses

Taught Postgraduate Courses

Applications should be made online through the specific course information page  and by clicking on the 'Apply' button. 

All applications need to be supported by two references, one of which must be an academic reference. The references can be uploaded by your referee, sent via email, fax or by post (headed paper should be used).

Except in the case of Home/EU Brunel graduates, applications must be accompanied by documentary proof of the qualifications held (including those showing English language proficiency for those whose first language is not English). International Brunel graduates will still need to provide their certificates when applying.

Applications should be submitted as early as possible:

  • no later than three weeks before the start of the programme of study for home students;
  • and at least three months in advance for international students.

The applicant may be required to attend for interview at the University before a decision on the application is made. For international applicants, it may be possible to arrange telephone and web conference interviews.

At the beginning of the first session, every student (full-time, part-time and distance learning) must register for their course and, at the beginning of all subsequent sessions, they must enrol. All students must pay their fees at the beginning of every session.

Research Degrees

For detailed information and advice on the application process, see Research Degrees: Making an Application

Higher Doctorates

The University can award higher doctorates to its graduates or members of its staff who have established positions of authority in suitable fields of study. The title of a higher doctorate may be Doctor of Laws (LLD), Doctor of Letters (DLitt), Doctor of Science (DSc) or Doctor of Technology (DTech) as appropriate to the candidate's field of study. Regulations regarding the award of higher doctorates are available from the Senior Assistant Registrar.

Page last updated: Monday 27 January 2014