Brunel University is proposing to charge a fee of £9,000 for most Home/EU students on its undergraduate degree programmes from 2012. This is of course subject to agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).
The University believes this fee is necessary to maintain its strong focus on research-led teaching and the employability of its students. Brunel also recognises that the University must continue to invest in its facilities and curriculum in order to meet the needs of its students.
Brunel has an excellent record in widening participation and is committed to providing a high quality university education to all, based on merit rather than ability to pay. The University attracts a dynamic and diverse student population. We are therefore also announcing that we intend to introduce an expanded package of scholarships and benefits to encourage talented under-represented groups to continue to study with us.
Brunel will also continue to invest in activities which provide good employability outcomes for our students and which have led to Brunel graduates attracting amongst the highest graduate starting salaries in the country. In particular, Brunel University strongly believes in the benefit to students of studying a degree which includes a placement element and we will therefore ensure that fees for the placement year are held at £1,000 for all students and that the fee will be waived for those from under-represented groups.
We believe that Brunel’s unique mix of research-led teaching and employer engagement provides our students with a stimulating and highly rewarding experience and provides society with confident, talented and versatile graduates.
For more information on the 2012 fees and funding package, visit our 2012 FAQs page.