Perhaps history has always been an interest for you or it’s something you’ve developed an interest for by studying it at school or college. Either way, everyone on the History BA at Brunel starts off on the same level playing field, without the need for a history qualification. History is about understanding what it means to be human. Studying and analysing it will take you back into the societies of the past to help you understand contemporary issues all the more. It’s also a subject that will help to demonstrate your intellectual acumen and understanding of world affairs, which will be an asset in so many fields of work. Your studies at Brunel will focus on the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world in the modern period, looking closely at life as it was lived then, observing differences, similarities, patterns and connections with the present day. Along the way, you will build a toolkit of transferable skills gained through evidence gathering, analysis, problem-solving, drafting and communications, which can be applied to a wide range of industries within the public and private sector. Opt for a placement year and you’ll be adding a year’s experience in a job role and industry sector that will help to show future employers where you might be a good fit for their organisation. Your placement doesn’t have to be related to history and you’ll get plenty of support from staff and resources in the University’s Professional Development Centre to help steer you in the right direction. Studying history at Brunel has many advantages. Situated in London, the course has established links to world-renowned archives and libraries based in and close to London, including the Caird Library (National Maritime Museum), The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, among others. Additionally, the original WWII operations bunker used by Sir Winston Churchill on the former RAF Uxbridge is a walk away from campus where Brunel students regularly volunteer.
Year 1 The Problem of the Past Migration and the Settler World, 1600-1914 Conflict and Diplomacy in the Modern World Europe in a Global Context Africa and the World Introduction to Race and Gender History Year 2 Core Historians and their Craft Optional US Foreign Policy from World War 2 to the end of the Cold War Issues in American Politics National Security Intelligence First World War Australia and The Modern World Themes in the History of Modern Africa History of the Women’s Movement in the West, c. 1790-1930 Year 3 Core Dissertation Optional Arab-Israeli Conflict The Second World War Parliamentary Studies The British Maritime World, 1660-1815 Violence and Conflict in Eastern Africa The Creation of the Western Alliance 1945-1955 Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World Borders, Nations and Belonging
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
- Course code:
- Institution code:
- Campus name:
- Main Site
- Campus code:
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||90||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||59||with a minimum of 59 in all subscores|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Brunel University London
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
+44 (0)1895 265 265
+44 (0)1895 265 599