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Brunel University London Pathway College

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

Brunel University London Pathway College offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate preparatory courses that provide a direct route to degrees at Brunel University London.

London

The College is located on the University's campus in Uxbridge – a dynamic and rapidly developing suburb at the western perimeter of Greater London. Uxbridge offers a self-contained lifestyle, close to the English countryside and with a character of its own, yet only a 40-minute train journey to Central London.

As the UK's biggest city – with countless museums, art galleries, street markets, theatres, rooftop bars and luxury department stores and over 65 Michelin-star restaurants – you will never be short of things to do in London. It is also the highest-ranking UK city for overall quality of life (Mercer, 2019) and was voted the best city in the world in 2021 (Resonance Consultancy and World's Best Cities Rankings)!

Brunel University London

Brunel University London is a self-contained campus university, with everything you need in walking distance, so ideal for a lively student community. Many clubs and societies offer free membership and reduced-price activities, leaving you with more money to spend on exploring the city of London.

The University is focused on preparing its students for the world of work, and over 95% of undergraduate courses offer a work placement with more than one million businesses registered in London, you will be spoilt for choice! As evidence of these efforts, 93% of Brunel graduates are either in employment or further study within six months (DLHE 2016/17), and throughout your time at the University you can access the Professional Development Centre, voted 5th Best Careers Service in the UK (Student Hut 2019).

Brunel University London Pathway College

As a Brunel University London Pathway College student, you will share the campus and facilities with direct university students, as well as all the same clubs and societies. Integration into the university lifestyle starts from day one. Since the College opened, over 4,000 students from the College have progressed and graduated from Brunel University London.

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What's new

What's new

Brunel University London has been ranked in the UK Top 25 for several degree disciplines:

  • 14th in the UK for Art & Design (Complete University Guide, 2021)
  • 14th in the UK for Creative Writing (Complete University Guide, 2021)
  • 16th in the UK for Anthropology (The Times, 2021)
  • 18th in the UK for Physiotherapy (The Times, 2021)
  • 22nd in the UK for Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (Complete University Guide, 2021)
  • 24th in the UK for Education (The Times, 2021)

For guidance on the College's COVID-19 response plan, please visit the website. Brunel University London Pathway College staff aim to be as supportive and responsive to students' changing needs as possible.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Brunel University London Pathway College

As a Brunel University London Pathway College, you will benefit from small class sizes and close contact with highly qualified and experienced faculty staff, creating a more personalised learning environment. Many of the teaching staff have taught and worked internationally and are able to communicate well with students from all over the world.

Modules for each pathway programme are designed carefully alongside the University to ensure close alignment with the progression degrees.

As well as the relevant subject-based modules delivered in small classes, the College also delivers an important ‘Interactive Learning Skills and Communication' module. This focuses on all of the academic skills needed for success at a UK university, such as:

  • Writing (plain English, factual and persuasive)
  • Professional communication and presentation
  • Research and referencing

Brunel University London Pathway College students also have access to an online learning portal where they will receive regular feedback on their assessments and coursework from their tutors, as well as providing them with course content and information.

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Department structure

Department structure

The University

There are over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offered at the University, and the academic structure is organised into three colleges:

  • Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
  • Business, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Health and Life Sciences

Beyond this, there are three major research institutes that connect the University to the wider academic community:

  • Energy Futures and Environment
  • Health and Societies
  • Materials and Manufacturing

The pathway programmes at Brunel University London Pathway College are designed to prepare students for entry onto a degree within one of these colleges or research institutes.

Brunel University London Pathway College

There are 10 undergraduate pathway programmes offered at the College, and all are two semesters in duration.

  • Accountancy
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Economics and Finance
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

There are six postgraduate pathway programmes offered at the College, and all are one semester in duration.

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Design
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law

The College has three intake points throughout the academic year, so students can tailor their point of entry according to their personal situation. Upon successful completion of a pathway programme, students are guaranteed entry onto their chosen degree at the University.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Below are the typical requirements for each programme level at Brunel University London Pathway College:

  • Foundation: 5 GCSE Passes (A – E) or equivalent
  • First Year: 140 UCAS points or equivalent
  • Pre-Master's: Successful completion of Bachelor's degree or equivalent

For full requirements, including a list of academic equivalents for students from different countries of prior study, please visit the website. Entry requirements vary on a course-by-course basis and are also subject to consideration by the college admissions staff.

English language requirements

Below are the English language requirements for each programme level at Brunel University London Pathway College:

  • Foundation: IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.5) – IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5) (dependant on subject)
  • First Year Law: IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5)
  • All other First Year: IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5)
  • Pre-Master's: IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5)

Please note: The College also accepts alternative English Language qualifications such as GCSE, TOEFL, PTE and Duolingo.

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Facilities

Facilities

The campus

Brunel University London Pathway College is located within the University's self-contained campus: a landscaped, tree-lined site with ready access to green spaces.

As well as sharing the same campus, College students benefit from all the same resources and facilities as direct university students – including social spaces, music venues, food vendors, and the University's world-class sports and fitness facilities. College students can also join any of the 110 student clubs and societies, enabling them to integrate fully in the student community and make the most of their Brunel experience.

Explore properly by taking the virtual tour.

Accommodation

The campus includes seven accommodation complexes offering a variety of options to suit any budget or preference. These secure and well-designed apartments are self-catered and have high-speed internet throughout, with shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities. Just five minutes' walk from lecture theatres, sports facilities and other campus amenities, the halls of residences host a diverse community of students from all over the world.

Studying

The University Library is at the heart of the campus. It holds a collection of approximately 400,000 books and a growing collection of e-resources to support your studies. You will have access to wi-fi across campus and in halls of residence, plus Microsoft Office, 24-hour PC labs and a network email account.

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Fees & funding

Fees & funding

Undergraduate programmes

Fees for the undergraduate programmes vary slightly, according to your chosen pathway. For the 2020/21 academic year, fees range between GBP 14,900 and GBP 15,900. This covers a course length of six months, divided into two semesters, and students must organise their own medical and travel insurance.

Postgraduate programmes

For the postgraduate pathway programmes, the tuition fees vary between GBP 8,200 and GBP 9,200 – again, depending on your chosen pathway.

For an up-to-date breakdown of fees, please visit the website.

Funding your studies

To secure a student visa, tuition fees must either be paid to Brunel University London Pathway College in full, before the programme begins, or paid in instalments (provided that evidence of financial security is shown). The College's financial support services team can advise prospective students on all aspects of funding their studies – including insurance, personal finances and budgeting.

Bursaries and scholarships

As a member institution of the Navitas scheme, Brunel University London Pathway College allows its international students to apply for financial support through the Navitas bursary and scholarship programmes, which offer both merit-based and needs-based funding options for eligible students. There is also a family bursary programme to support students with family commitments.

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Average cost of living in United Kingdom

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Join us at Brunel University London Pathway College
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Join us at Brunel University London Pathway College
Join us at Brunel University London Pathway College
Join us at Brunel University London Pathway College
Join us at Brunel University London Pathway College
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