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Brunel University London

History

UCAS Code: V100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a relevant subject

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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

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

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in a relevant subject

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in a relevant subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

History

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. Youll 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. Youll 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, youll develop your skills in recovering and interpreting historical evidence, formulating arguments and developing your own historical perspectives.Special features 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 youll 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, youll develop your skills in recovering and interpreting historical evidence, formulating arguments and developing your own historical perspectives. Were 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.

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Social and Political Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
History

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,500
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Public services and other associate professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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