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 Sociology 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). Sociology at Brunel is ranked 49th in UK, 4th in London (The Complete University Guide, 2018). Sociology at Brunel is ranked 10th in the UK and 1st in London (The Guardian University Guide, 2018). Study Politics together with Sociology and you’ll take an innovative, contemporary degree course that provides an original combination of advanced study in both disciplines. You will take core modules in political science methods, British politics and EU politics, political theory, comparative politics and democratisation, with the option of more specialised options in Years 2 and 3. You’ll also study challenging sociology topics such as individual and social processes, research methods for social sciences, and social theory, culture and modernity. Who has political power? Why do they have it? To whom are they accountable? In whose interest do they exercise it? What is globalisation? Is violent protest ever justified? If these questions excite you and provoke another torrent of questions in turn, you’re looking in the right area for your degree course. Politics and international politics are exciting and dynamic areas of study, stimulating debate and offering insight into how the ever-changing world around us works. 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. 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