History at Brunel is ranked 20th in UK, 6th in London (The Guardian 2018). History at Brunel is ranked 57th in UK, 7th in London (The Complete University Guide 2018). Brunel ranked 4th in the UK (1st in London) for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016. Studying the societies and events of the past will allow you to look at the modern world from a new perspective. You’ll compare and contrast the past and the present and understand their connection better. Our History courses focus on Britain, Europe and the wider world in the modern period. You’ll look closely at life as it was lived in the past, observing differences, similarities and connections with the present day. History is about building your understanding in what it means to be human. As you study, you’ll develop your skills in recovering and interpreting historical evidence, formulating arguments and developing your own historical perspectives. Our membership of the Erasmus exchange scheme gives you the opportunity to spend part of your degree at the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) or the University of Cyprus. On our courses you’ll be taught by established academic specialists who draw on their own world-class research and publications to deliver cutting-edge teaching. Small group seminars and personal tutorials allow you to learn in smaller groups and in one-to-one discussion. As you study, you’ll develop your skills in recovering and interpreting historical evidence, formulating arguments and developing your own historical perspectives. We’re proud of the excellent pastoral care and support we offer students. You’ll gain valuable work experience by opting for a sandwich degree to complement your academic studies. Our students take up industrial placements in settings including the Environmental Audit Committee, House of Commons, Access Sport, Directorate of Gender Affairs, HM Treasury and the Competition Commission. You’ll gain transferable employment skills on the course, including in communication, report writing and presenting. Our graduates enter diverse careers in politics, the civil service, GCHQ and military intelligence. Some work in the public and private sectors, the NHS, banks, business, consultancy, law, NGOs and the media. Others are researchers, teachers and librarians. As a military historian you’ll be prepared for careers in government, the armed forces, teaching, business, think tanks and NGOs.