Politics History and Law
The Politics and History Department is a well-ranked department (in the top third in the UK and even much higher on (some league tables) which focuses on contemporary politics and modern history.
The History programme introduces you to the study of societies in the past, looking at the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world in the modern period.
Politics is a broad-based degree which provides a good foundation in the various aspects of the study of politics. It offers a grounding in the different approaches and theories, as well as a range of options that focus on European, American and international politics, and political change.
For over 45 years students from throughout the UK and over 100 countries have made Brunel Law School their first choice for its outstanding reputation as a respected London law school. The Law School offers a vibrant, friendly and supportive academic community where students transform an interest in law into a lifelong passion.
Head of Department: Professor Justin Fisher
My research is broadly based on British and comparative politics. Using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, I focus on several inter-related themes: how parties fight election campaigns; the effectiveness of election campaigning; how parties are financed; the regulation of political activity, including party funding and lobbying; and how political parties function more broadly. This research has influenced policy and practice through comparative analyses of the effects of regulations in political life and the desirability of pursuing statutory or self-regulation. My current research focuses on a new theme: how political trust is generated and why trust judgements vary from institution to institution.