Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or professional practice, the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the general of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline. Both full-time (3 years) and part-time (6 years) study routes are available.
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.
Considering the expertise and track record of the Department staff, the following areas have been identified as the main research strengths within the Department of Mathematics:
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Mathematics sits within the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. Brunel has three academic Colleges that are all research active. They deliver world-class teaching and conduct specialised research, offering students a wealth of opportunities.
Potential research projects
PhD/MPhil applications are invited in the following areas:
The Economics and Management undergraduate degree provides a deep understanding of how the economy and corporations function, how resources are allocated and how incentives are aligned between shareholders, managers and employees. Economics examines how consumers, firms and governments make decisions which eventually determine the allocation of resources and output growth. Management is concerned with the organisation and coordination of the activities of a business in order to achieve defined objectives. In the final year, students will have the opportunity to choose from a range of management courses such as Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ventures, International Marketing and Strategic Management, along with specialist courses in economics.
GCE A-level BBB (all subjects considered excluding General Studies).
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in a related subject.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject AND an A-level at grade B.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject AND A-levels grade BB.
International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Standard Maths or 4 in Higher Maths.
Access to Higher Education Diploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit or higher in all credits AND GCSE Maths Grade B.
A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade B or grade 5 and GCSE English grade C or grade 4.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
Anthropology offers a unique and powerful means for understanding cultural and social diversity in the modern world.
It is concerned with contemporary issues such as multiculturalism, identity politics, racism and ethnic nationalism, changing forms of the family, religious conflict, gender, and the political role of culture.
It also addresses perennial questions about human nature, such as: ‘What do we have in common with each other cross-culturally?’ and ‘What makes us different?’
If you are intrigued by these questions and want to study a discipline that will enrich your everyday life as well as equip you for a great variety of occupations, anthropology is the right course for you.
Anthropology is a cosmopolitan social science that takes human diversity for its subject, providing a unique means of understanding cultural and social differences. Students from a wide variety of backgrounds are welcomed.
Our course provides a broad based grounding in the wider social sciences, integrating key anthropological concepts with fieldwork based research. Fieldwork is an excellent preparation for work and a chance to make useful contacts.
You will gain a solid foundation in core anthropological topics such as politics, religion and kinship, and the chance to venture into new and cutting-edge areas, notably in medical anthropology and the anthropology of childhood, education and youth.
Varies depending on country.
Please check the course page on Brunel's website for further information.
Anthropology at Brunel is ranked 2nd in London (The Guardian University Guide 2018)