Politics and History

Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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If you’re interested in politics and history, you don’t have to substitute one for the other. Why not study both in a combined degree? You’ll find they complement each other in so many ways. What is modern politics anyway but a reflection of yesterday’s political decisions? Politics and History at Brunel is a dynamic combination of high level study in both subjects. Your politics studies will help you address critical questions like: Who has political power? Why do they have it? And in whose interest do their exercise it? Meanwhile, your studies in history will take you back into the societies of the past in Britain, Europe and the wider world to help you understand contemporary issues all the more. Both subjects will help to demonstrate your intellectual acumen and understanding of world affairs, which will be an asset in so many fields of work. Whether you’re studying modern Africa, imperialism or intelligence and security, you’ll not just learn about them – you’ll be analysing them using the tools of political science or craft of the historian to help deepen your understanding and critical thinking. Opt for a placement year and you'll gain work experience that is highly valued by employers. Brunel students have secured placements in the Environmental Audit Committee, the House of Commons, Directorate of Gender Affairs, HM Treasury and the Competition Commission, to name only a few. It’s a competitive world out there, so you’ll get plenty of support from your lecturers and the University’s Professional Development Centre to help prepare you for your placement year and the world of work. Why not increase your career options with an accredited journalism course, a free modern language course, or a social media internship? You can even opt to study part of your degree abroad in one of our partner universities in Europe, or participate in an exchange programme to China or the USA. It’s all available at Brunel to help you make a difference in the world – now and in the future. Brunel politics and history graduates enter diverse careers. Many of our former students go into politics and the civil service and some are currently at GCHQ and military intelligence. Others work in the public and private sector like the NHS, international banks, business consultancy, law, NGOs and the media.

Course details

Modules

Typical module Year 1 Modern British Politics Modern Political Thought Research Design and Qualitative methods in Politics What is History? Year 2 Comparative Political Institutions Explaining Politics: Quantitative Political Science in Practice Historians and their Craft Year 3 Dissertation (This may be taken in Politics, or jointly between Politics and History) European Union Politics: Problems and Prospects Optional module Year 1 Capital, Labour and Power: Britain, 1707-1939 History, Memory and Culture in Europe since 1789 Migration and the Settler World, 1600-1914 Revolution, Liberty and the Origins of American Democracy The Making of the Modern World Year 2 Ancient Greek Political Thought: Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics Australia and The Modern World. Democracy and Democratisation History of the Women’s Movement in the West, c. 1790-1930 Issues in American Politics National Security Intelligence Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World The History of Political Cinema The Holocaust The State and Revolution Themes in the History of Modern Africa Theories of International Relations Unity and Cultural Diversity US Foreign Policy from World War 2 to the End of the Cold War Year 3 Crisis and Critique Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony Fascism History of Political Philosophy Marx and Marxism Media, Politics and Power in America Parliamentary Studies Parties and Voters in the UK Public Policy Analysis Terrorism 1960-2016 The British Maritime World, 1660-1815 The Second World War


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Institution code B84
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in a relevant subject
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits in a relevant subject
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in a relevant subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB

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

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15400* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Politics and History at Brunel University London - UCAS