Pursuing your research interests with Brunel means you’ll be welcomed into a world-class and internationally respected research environment which has a distinct focus on collaboration and impact on the wider society. Our expertise have been recognised in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), in which 64% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent.
We understand that outstanding research requires knowledge, ideas and inspiration that is not limited to any one particular field of discipline. Through Brunel’s own range of interdisciplinary research groups, other universities nationally and internationally, and organisations, collaborative and interdisciplinary research is a key feature of our department and our links to academia and industry directly benefit research students.
With special focus on the rise and fall of empires, regimes, nations and states.
Political structures and processes with a focus on Britain, the US, Asia, countries within the EU, and the EU itself.
With special interest in theories of violence and revolution.
With a key focus on the institutions and processes of intelligence gathering.
Including military history from the ancient to the modern period, counterinsurgency, peace-building, and border conflict.
Including specialisms in the modern Middle East and the politics of intervention.