BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

History

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Studying the societies and events of the past will allow you to look at the modern world from a new perspective, to compare and contrast the past and the present, and understand their connection better.

The History programme at Brunel looks at the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world in the modern period which you will explore from a range of historical perspectives, including economic, social, political, intellectual and cultural.

Programme description

Studying the societies and events of the past will allow you to look at the modern world from a new perspective, to compare and contrast the past and the present, and understand their connection better.

The History programme at Brunel looks at the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world in the modern period which you will explore from a range of historical perspectives, including economic, social, political, intellectual and cultural.

Key Modules

Graduates from our BA History programme have gone onto careers in a variety of private and public sectors such as working in government, NGO's, law, teaching, banking and researchers to name just a few areas.  Many also undertake further study in order to become specialists in a given field. 

Module & Subject

You can choose from a wide selection of modules each of which may have a discrete emphasis on social, economic, political, intellectual or cultural history, or may weave one or more of these perspectives together.

The BA consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Revolution, Liberty and the Origins of American Democracy
  • What is History?
  • Capital, Labour and Power: Britain 1707-1939
  • History, Memory and Culture in Europe since 1789
  • The Making of the Modern World
  • Migration and the Settler World, 1600-1914

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Historians and their Craft

Optional

Choose 5 from the following:

  • US Foreign Policy from World War 2 to the end of the Cold War
  • Issues in American Politics
  • Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World
  • The First World War - Causes, Course, Consequences
  • Australia and The Modern World
  • Themes in the History of Modern Africa
  • The State and Revolution
  • History of the Women’s Movement in the West, c. 1790-1930
  • The Holocaust
  • National Security Intelligence

Level 3

Compulsory

  • Dissertation

Optional

  • Psychogeography
  • Globalisation and Governance
  • Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony
  • Media, Politics and Power in America
  • Marx and Marxism
  • Fascism
  • The Second World War
  • The British Maritime World, 1660-1815
  • Crisis and Critique
  • History of Political Philosophy
  • Violence and Conflict in Eastern Africa

 

Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER