Brunel University London

Course Introduction

About the course

Research Culture at Brunel Design

Research students are welcomed as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community in Brunel Design. Our doctoral researchers join the Made in Brunel team in annual final year project showcase and lead-up events. In addition, our yearly Design Doctoral Symposium as well as social events enable you to foster vibrant connections with the outside research community. The Brunel Graduate School also hosts a range of personal, professional and career development opportunities for you to network and to enhance your professional profile. Brunel?s Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) Competition and the Annual Brunel Doctoral Research Poster Conference are some of the wider activities being organised by the university.

MPhil degree option

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Employability

Careers and your future

Paid work is available to research students by undertaking teaching and learning support duties that represent an important professional and career development opportunity for postgraduate research students. Brunel offers two levels of paid work available to Postgraduate Research students. The first level post is as a Demonstrator and the second level post is as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Brunel University London has received the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award, in recognition of its continued commitment to the career development and management of its research staff. The award recognises our success in supporting the professional development of our researchers and in implementing the national Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,407 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £19,280 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,407 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,203 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £9,640 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,203 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.
  • International entry requirements: The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
  • IELTS score: 6.5