Politics and History
History is ranked 10th out of 101 and Politics is ranked 18th out of 75 in the Sunday Times League Tables, 2013. Our students have consistently rated us highly in the National Student Survey (NSS), most recently in the latest 2013 survey, with History achieving 96% and Politics achieving 95% for overall student satisfaction. In the most recent 2013 NSS rankings comparing subjects across the UK, Politics stands at number 1 and History at number 3.
Politics and International Studies at Brunel University is ranked in the elite top 200 in the QS World Rankings. In the 2014 Complete University Guide, Politics has moved up 11 places (30 of 80). In the 2014 Guardian University League Table, History as a subject is ranked 3rd out of 89 in the subject table and Politics is ranked 31st out of 77.
Our undergraduate degree programmes are taught as a three-year course or four-year sandwich course (with Professional Development), with options for joint interdisciplinary degrees. Learn more about our placement opportunities.
We offer a range of unique and innovative postgraduate programmes taught by world renowned experts in politics, international relations, public policy, political theory and contemporary history.
Our talented research experts are sought-after by the media and policy makers. They are engaged in a wide range of influential research activity both independently and through the department’s research centres.
The department is actively engaged in research and is regularly featured in the media. Find out more about the latest developments and the range of seminars and events taking place.