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Brunel University London

Politics and History

UCAS Code: LVF1
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • History by period
Student score
82% MED
94% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

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

100%

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

£9,250

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

This degree is a dynamic combination of high-level study in both politics and history. As well as gaining a firm understanding of the key political institutions and players influencing contemporary issues both domestically and internationally, you will study complementary courses in history, spanning the 17th to the 20th century in many different parts of the world.

Modules

Level 1 Core: political science methods; central themes in political thought; modern British politics; what is history? Options: revolution, liberty and the origins of American democracy; 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 Core: Comparative politics; historians and their craft. Options: Asia-Pacific international relations: modern east-west encounters; democracy and democratisation; international relations; issues in American politics; US foreign policy: World War II to the end of the cold war; the holocaust; total war in the modern era; the birth of the industrial Britain. 1750-1850; slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick-sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: dissertation (this may be taken in politics, or jointly between politics and history); European Union politics; problems and prospects. Options: The Arab-Israeli conflict; globalisation and governance; empire, imperialism, hegemony; India and the world: the international relations of a rising power; media, power and politics in America; marx and Marxism; parties and voters in the UK; intelligence and national security; theory and practice of cultural diversity; fascism; the second world war; the history and politics of heritage; history, travel and the sea; rethinking modern Europe: borders, nations and identities since 1850.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

13%
87%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
67%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

40%
60%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

72%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
306 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

13%

Graduates who are media professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 94% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

94%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
13% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 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. 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, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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