United Kingdom

Brunel University London

80 th
Young University Rankings 2016
351–400 th
World University Rankings 2018
Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom

Brunel University London

Politics and History with Professional Development

Politics at Brunel is ranked 42nd in UK and 7th in London (The Guardian University Guide, 2018). Politics is ranked 38th in UK, 6th in London (Complete University Guide, 2018). History at Brunel is ranked 20th in UK and 6th in London (The Guardian University Guide, 2018). History at Brunel is ranked 57th in UK, 7th in London (The Complete University Guide 2018). This degree is a dynamic combination of high-level study in both politics and history. As well as gaining a firm understanding of the key political institutions and players influencing contemporary issues both domestically and internationally, you will study complementary courses in history, spanning the 17th to the 20th century in many different parts of the world. You’ll benefit from our unrivalled network of contacts in the political field. Our proximity to central London’s world-class research facilities, Westminster and Whitehall means you couldn’t be better placed to immerse yourself in an established politics arena. You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of several European universities or participate in an exchange programme in China or the USA. Our courses are designed and taught by experts in politics, international relations and contemporary history. We pride ourselves on our friendly accessibility and the strong sense of community between our academics and students. You’ll learn from lecturers who are internationally renowned for publishing and presenting papers worldwide, with their research often being reported on television and radio programmes. You’ll benefit from the expertise of our staff who are consultants to government departments including the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Ministry of Defence in the UK; and the Council of Europe, the Georgian Ministry of Justice and the Canadian Department of Citizenship abroad. This is a broad-based degree which will provide you with an excellent foundation in the aspects of politics. You’ll develop your knowledge of the different approaches and theories in politics. We also offer optional modules that focus on European, American and international politics, and political change. Getting ready for work - By opting for a sandwich degree, you’ll gain work experience to complement your academic studies in a way that is highly valued by employers. You can take up industrial placements in many settings including the Environmental Audit Committee, House of Commons, Access Sport, Directorate of Gender Affairs, HM Treasury and the Competition Commission. Our graduates enter diverse careers. Some go into politics and the civil service; some are at GCHQ and in military intelligence. Others work in the public and private sectors, the NHS, international banks, business, consultancy, law, NGOs and the media. Some graduates become researchers, teachers and librarians.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Uxbridge
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £14,400