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Politics skills development

At Brunel we have a strong emphasis on practical learning opportunities and extending learning past the classroom.

As well as learning about the dynamic theories and approaches that have shaped political thought over centuries, you’ll actually have the access and opportunities to take your learning further – through visits, exclusive memberships and industry opportunities.

Giving you the chance to extend your learning in this way allows you to build a host of skills you wouldn’t necessarily pick up in a traditional learning space as well as making your learning experience interactive and engaging.

Take your degree in politics beyond the lecture hall 

Chatham House membership

As a Brunel politics student you’ll benefit from free membership to the internationally renowned think tank Chatham House. Their research on global and regional challenges provides new ideas to decision makers on how issues can be tackled from the near to the long-term. Located roughly an hour from our London campus, they are often used as source of information for large media organisations like the BBC and Sky when reporting on major international issues.

On-campus opportunities

Our unique campus location means that, during election years, we host the election count for Uxbridge and Hillingdon (currently held by Boris Johnson and John McDonnell respectively). In 2017 we gave our students the opportunity to cover the count and wider election for students and the local community through the GE17 project.

Guest speakers

We have industry and academic guest speakers visit our campus to give talks about a number of political issues that can add new insight to what you’re learning in class. Far from just theory, you’ll get the chance to hear about their career journey and to network, which could be invaluable when thinking about your own next steps.

Politics in the city

You’re never too far from high profile political events, establishments and networking opportunities on or off our London campus, as you’re studying in the political capital of the UK. Studying within easy reach of central London is a big plus for you, especially if you’re considering a placement year. Whether it’s for a particular module you’ve chosen to study or for your own personal discovery you can visit key political institutions such as the House of Commons, House of Lords, Whitehall or Westminster.


Setting you up for a bright future with an immersive politics degree