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How to apply to postgraduate courses

Find the course you would like to apply for using our Course Finder. On the right-hand side of the page, you’ll find the 'Apply' button if the course is currently open for applications.

You can then complete our application form through our application portal on eVision. If this is the first course you’ve applied to at Brunel, then click the ‘New User’ button at the top of the page to register on our portal. If you have applied before or want to return to an application you have started then simply log in with your username and password.

When to apply

We recommend that you apply as soon as possible for your chosen course, as courses in high demand often reach capacity and may need to close early or stop recruiting. Some courses, including (but not limited to) Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc, Physiotherapy MSc, Physician Associate MSc, all Brunel Business School courses, all PG Economics and Finance courses, all Computer Science courses and PGCE teaching courses may have earlier application deadlines, early deposit payment deadlines or may stop recruiting early in the application cycle, due to limited capacity. 

  • For courses beginning September 2024, we recommend you apply by 22 July 2024.
  • For courses beginning January 2025, we recommend you apply by 11 November 2024.   

After these recommended deadlines, applications will be accepted only if there are spaces on the course and there is sufficient time to progress your application (e.g. interviews, portfolios if required and the visa process for international students).

We will aim to make decisions on applications within 4-8 weeks of the application being submitted. Depending on the time of year you submit your application, it may take longer to process during peak application points in the cycle. Please ensure that your application form is as complete as possible at the time of submission (including scans of your qualifications and any other relevant documents) to avoid unnecessary delays.

Completing the application form

You'll be asked to provide the following information:

  • Personal details.
  • Academic qualifications (level, subject, where studied, results, year taken).
  • Work experience details (name of organisations, start and end dates).

You'll be asked to submit supporting documents electronically, so you can upload scanned or photographed copies of the documents.

Applying through an international advisor

If you're an international or EU applicant applying through one of our registered agents, they may be applying on your behalf through our online agent facility. To find a Brunel University London registered agent in your country please check our specific country pages.

Applying for specific courses

Brunel Business School

Our Postgraduate Brunel Business School courses typically receive a high number of applications. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you apply or pay your course deposit or meet your offer conditions after the Brunel Business School has reached capacity we may defer your application to the next available entry point. We recommend that you apply early and pay your deposit when requested, in order to secure a place on the course. We would like to draw your attention to Section 7 of the Student Contract, which requires applicants to pay any course deposit fees when due.

Teacher Training PGCE, Social Work MSc or Physician Associate MSc

PGCE applications for our teaching training courses are made through DfE Apply. Remember these courses have different deadlines, check DfE Apply for the details and support for completing the application. Social Work MSc and Physician Associate MSc applications are made through UCAS. UCAS provides full guidance for completing your application form on their system. The UCAS deadlines apply for Social Work MSc and Physician Associate MSc.


Brunel Pathway College works in partnership with Brunel University London to provide you with an alternative pathway to study certain postgraduate courses at Brunel. EU and International students who do not meet the entry requirements to study certain courses at Brunel, will be offered the opportunity to study at Brunel Pathway College.
To apply for a course at Brunel Pathway College, complete our online application form. Before you submit your application, please check you have the following details:

  • The pathway you want to study.
  • The date you want to start.
  • Electronic copies of your academic transcripts, to upload with your online application.

Test the waters with our Associate Student Scheme

If you want to test the water of postgraduate study before jumping in, or simply want to follow up an interest without committing yourself to a master's degree, the Associate Student Scheme could be for you. You can choose from over 100 modules on offer each year, and study alongside full and part time students. If you decide to register formally for a master's degree or intermediate award at a later date, you can take with you whatever credits you have accumulated.

Details of CPPD modules in the following subjects can be found on our website:

For advice about applying for Associate modules in other subjects please email