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Admissions policy


This policy describes the principles and processes which are used to select and admit new students to Brunel University London with the potential to succeed in their chosen disciplines and contribute to the University’s strategic aspirations. We are committed to ensuring that all applications are treated fairly, equally and transparently in accordance with the principles set out in this policy document. The policy covers admissions to all Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research awards. It covers all study modes including full time, part time and distance learning.

The admissions policy and procedures comply with relevant legislation including the requirements of the Competition and Markets Authority, the Quality Assurance Agency’s Quality Code Chapter B2, B6, B10, B11 and the Schwartz Recommendations for Good Practice. The University’s operations in this area aim to be transparent, clear, fair and consistent in their application.

Overall responsibility for the University’s admissions and recruitment activity lies with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education and International). All applications to any course at the University will be through the Central Admissions Office under the direction of the Head of Admissions. Management of the admissions process lies with the Head of Admissions. Members of the Admissions Office are responsible for the operational aspects of the admissions process and academic Admissions Tutors in Departments and Divisions have designated responsibilities at programme level.

You can download a copy of the Admissions policy and procedure which contains policies regarding:

  • Widening participation
  • Equality and diversity
  • Disability and dyslexia
  • Information for applicants
  • Discontinued courses
  • Criteria for Admissions
  • Requirements for international and EU applicants
  • Admission with credit
  • How to apply
  • Decision making and offers
  • Confirmation of results
  • Application via the adjustment period
  • Clearing
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Fee status assessment
  • Deferred applications
  • Admission of students under 18 years of age
  • Criminal offences
  • Feedback
  • Appeals against admissions decisions
  • Complaints regarding admissions service