Anthropology at Brunel has an international reputation for innovative research and for developing new initiatives in undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are one of the strongest centres in the UK for both the anthropology of Africa and the anthropology of South Asia. Staff research interests also take in the geographical regions of Southeast Asia, Melanesia and the Pacific, and Europe.
We are a vibrant and enthusiastic Department with 29 academic members of staff and have a distinctive focus on integrating Economics and Finance. This is reflected in our undergraduate degree programmes, our taught postgraduate courses, which include four MSc programmes, an MRes course and New Route PhD programs. We also offer a PhD by research.
Welcome to the Department of Politics and History. We are a growing department of researchers and teachers on contemporary politics, history, and security topics. In the field of both History and Politics, this department has received RAE scores in the top third of universities in the UK, and with new lecturers added to our staff our ranking is set to go higher still.
Psychology emerged at Brunel in the 1960's under the scholarship of Marie Jahoda. Today, there are 30 academic staff members in the department. Psychology is one of the most popular subject areas for undergraduate, masters and PhD study. We have an international research reputation, with particular expertise in areas such as neuropsychology, psychoanalysis, development psychology and social psychology.
Sociology and Communication Studies offers a vibrant, enlightening and empowering experience. We bring together experts who understand social, economic and political forces with specialists in communication. We offer courses in topics such as globalization, new media, cultural industries, popular music, mediated comedy, the city, multiculturalism, health and illness, crime and deviance, work and social movements.