International Relations and History at Brunel University London - UCAS

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Course summary

If you want to use the latest, cutting-edge methods to understand how the world works, and want to inform these methods with deep historical knowledge, then a BSc (Hons) in International Relations and History is perfect for you. This degree programme gives you the opportunity and skills to delve into world history, but also trains you in the latest techniques to understand contemporary international affairs. Do we have more war today than in the past? Do historical factors influence levels of democracy today? Which are the most important actors in the international system: states, or individuals? How has the nature of international affairs changed? As well as gaining an understanding of the theory of International Relations, you will also learn empirical rigour which will give you new transferable skills. The combination of a deep understanding of history with the latest methodological developments in the quantitative study of global issues will help you to understand the relationship between numerous factors, such as war, conflict, democracy, autocracy, human rights, inequality and much more besides.


Sample modules: Modern South Asian History, The State and Revolution, Climate Politics, Africa and The World. To view the full list of modules for this course and further information on degree content, please visit the Brunel website:

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a combination of coursework and time-limited assessments, but most of your time will be spent in private study and reading. In your final year you will produce a final dissertation on a subject of your choice under the guidance of a dissertation supervisor.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)90with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic59with a minimum of 59 in all subscores

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £19430* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £19430* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU nationals may be eligible for a discount on their fees - please see our website at
International Relations and History at Brunel University London - UCAS