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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • History by period
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

BTEC Diploma

in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

History at Brunel is ranked 4th in the UK and 1st in London for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016). 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. 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 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.<p> 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. <p> <b>Typically in year 1 core modules may include:</b> <p> Revolution, Liberty and the Origins of American Democracy, <p> What is History?, <p> Capital Labour and Power: 1707-1939, <p> History, Memory and Culture in Europe Since 1789, <p> The Making of the Modern World, <p> Migration and the Settler World: 1600-1914. <p> <b>Typically in year 2 modules may include</b> <p> US Foreign Policy from World War II to the end of the Cold War.<p> <b>In years 2 and 3 you can choose from a wide variety of modules such as</b> <p> Australia and The Modern World,<p> Issues in American Politics,<p> The Arab-Israeli Conflict,<p> Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony, <p> Marx and Marxism,<p> Fascism, <p> The Second World War.<p> <I> Visit our website for full course & module details.</I>

Brunel University London

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Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
300 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals


Graduates who are other administrative occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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