Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our courses are designed and taught by experts in politics, international relations and contemporary history. Many of our lecturers are internationally renowned, publishing and presenting papers across the world, with their research often being reported on in major television and radio programmes. Several are paid consultants to government departments including the Cabinet Office, the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence in the UK, and the Council of Europe, the Georgian Ministry of Justice and the Canadian Department of Citizenship abroad. Their network of contacts is unrivalled ' and our proximity to central London's world class research facilities, Westminster and Whitehall mean you couldn't be better placed to immerse yourself in politics and history. For all the high level contacts and influence, our department is perhaps most importantly known for its friendly accessibility and the genuine sense of community between academics and students.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Revolution, liberty and the origins of American democracy; what is history? capital labour and power: 1707'1939; history, memory and culture in Europe since 1789; the making of the modern world; migration and the settler world: 1600'1914 Level 2 Core: US foreign policy from World War II to the end of the cold war; the birth of industrial Britain, 1750'1850; historians and their craft. Options: Democracy and democratisation; total war in the modern era; the holocaust; slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world. Level 3: Optional Work placement.. (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: History Dissertation. Options: The Arab'Israeli conflict; empire, imperialism, hegemony; India and the world: the international relations of a rising power; media, politics and power in America; intelligence and national security; theory and practice of cultural diversity; fascism; the second World War; the history and politics of heritage; history, travel and the sea; rethinking modern Europe: borders, nations and identities since 1850.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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97% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 95%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 30%

Total Coursework: 70%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation