Why Brunel

Embarking on postgraduate study is a major step in anyone’s life. You will be committing time, energy and money in the expectation of a good qualification that will broaden and enrich your personal horizons and your long-term future. Therefore, your choice of university and research programme are very important. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider Brunel:

  • Internationally-recognised research, see RAE Top quality courses and teaching. Brunel has seen the growing influence of independent league tables matched by improving positions in virtually every major publication.
  • A thriving, postgraduate population supported by a dedicated Graduate School. A friendly and safe campus environment within striking distance of London and the Thames Valley.
  • A diverse community that attracts students from 110 countries world-wide.
  • A superb welfare support system and on-campus accommodation.
  • One of the most optimistic, ambitious and forward-looking universities in the country, having recently completed a £250 million campus redevelopment programme.
  • Some of the best leisure and sporting facilities in the region.
  • A clear and committed definition of the roles of your two allocated supervisors and what is expected of you as a PhD student.
  • Peer-to-peer review and support in providing presentation to research seminars

 "I presented my research at the Irish Human Rights Centre at NUI, Galway on the 24th April 2013. It was a seminar hosted especially for PhD researchers, specifically in the Human rights area. My area of research is Comparative Criminal Justice, mainly Policing in India and England & Wales. One of the chapters pertaining to suspect's rights and the human rights element attached to it was of significance to this seminar. Also present at the seminar were Human rights experts who were providing feedback by way of constructive criticism, which provides guidance to PhD students to improve their research. I was helped and guided by my supervisor Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos for the preparation and than him for his valuable input. My presentation was appreciated with suggestions to amend a few areas. This was most helpful as PhD students sometimes have the fear of uncertainty and an outsider's perspective can throw some light on unchartered territories. I would encourage my fellow PhD researchers to attend and present such seminars. I would also like to thank Brunel Law School to providing me with this opportunity."

Page last updated: Friday 06 February 2015