History at Brunel is ranked 1st in London for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017).
About our course
Studying the societies and events of the past will allow you to look at the modern world from a new perspective. You'll compare and contrast the past and the present and understand their connection better.
Our History courses focus on Britain, Europe and the wider world in the modern period. You'll look closely at life as it was lived in the past, observing differences, similarities and connections with the present day. History is about building your understanding in what it means to be human. As you study, you'll develop your skills in recovering and interpreting historical evidence, formulating arguments and developing your own historical perspectives.
Study abroad, our membership of the Erasmus exchange scheme gives you the opportunity to spend part of your degree at the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) or the University of Cyprus.
On our courses you'll be taught by established academic specialists who draw on their own world-class research and publications to deliver cutting-edge teaching. Small group seminars and personal tutorials allow you to learn in smaller groups and in one-to-one discussion. As you study, you'll develop your skills in recovering and interpreting historical evidence, formulating arguments and developing your own historical perspectives. We're proud of the excellent pastoral care and support we offer students.
Students have easy access to multiple resources in London, such as national and international museums, galleries, libraries (including the British Newspaper Library) and the Public Records Office which contains a wealth of information on social and economic history in Britain and Europe.
Opt for our History course with a placement year and you'll gain work experience to complement your academic studies in a way that is highly valued by employers.
The History BA at Brunel looks at the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world in the modern period. You'll explore this from a range of historical perspectives, including economic, social, political, intellectual and cultural.
As well as a strong grounding in the major themes, our department offers a wide range of exciting topics so that you can follow your own specific interests. Typically in year 1 core modules may include: Revolution, Liberty and the Origins of American Democracy; What is History?; Capital Labour and Power: 1707-1939; History, Memory and Culture in Europe Since 1789; The Making of the Modern World; Migration and the Settler World: 1600-1914.
Typically in year 2 modules may include: Historians and their Craft; US Foreign Policy from World War II to the end of the Cold War. In years 2 and 3 you can choose from a wide variety of modules such as: Australia and The Modern World; Issues in American Politics; Marx and Marxism; Fascism; The Second World War.Visit our website for full course & module details.
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Great staff and a mixed, international crowd of students and staff. The union offers plenty of great opportunities to volunteer and join societies that really help you experience new things and meet new people. The campus is really tight so everyone gets on and you’ll make loads of friends. Uxbridge is alright, campus wise, with Liquid and the Union doing most of your nights out and London an hour away on the train if you fancy the big city to do some shopping or the like.
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £15,400
Sorry I ever went there. Many people eventually leave.
by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
I could not have wished for a better University experience at Brunel. Shocked it's not higher in the official rankings to be honesty as I've not felt under pressure to perform but always encouraged to perform.
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