• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

Lecturers in this International Relations (Joint Honours) (Hons) at De Montfort University will help you to identify the underlying global forces that shape decisions on crucial issues like the rise of China, the Syrian crisis, climate change and development.

On the Joint Honours route you will study International Relations for 50 per cent of your study time, and for the other 50 per cent you will study modules from the History, Politics or Journalism BA courses.

    Reasons to study International Relations (Joint Honours) at DMU:

  • Innovative teaching approaches linking theory and practice such as simulations, engagement with House of Commons committees and the DMU Policy Commission
  • A unique learning environment, with the opportunity to participate in real debates, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers which have included prominent political figures such as the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow
  • The only university in the UK to hold both Congress to Campus and European Parliament to Campus with former members of US Congress and former Members of European Parliament to enhance your study experience Join our lively
  • Politics Society with topical debates and well-known guest speakers which have included David Blunkett and Alastair Campbell in previous years 
  • Attend talks from practitioners and alumni to help you develop an understanding of the range of potential careers for International Relations graduates
  • DMU is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence as a result of research and teaching excellence in European studies
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal trips have included Hong Kong, Berlin, Brussels, Washington and New York
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies including Rolls Royce, GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow Airport and the House of Commons

Graduate careers

The course prepares you for senior roles in public and private organisations where you can influence major decisions that affect us all.

The public sector is the UK’s largest employer and one of the most diverse, challenging and exciting sectors in which to work.

There is real demand for managers who understand the implications of austerity, climate change, sustainable development, healthcare and other issues affecting contemporary society. 

Graduates also work for political parties and non-governmental organisations like charities and lobbying organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Four years with a placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Politics
  • Introduction to Contemporary International Relations
  • Introduction to Globalisation
  • Global Comparative Politics
  • Political Thought
  • Themes and Debates in International Relations Theory
  • The Politics of the European Union

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test

General Requirements

A typical offer is:

  • International Relations and Politics (L245) – 104 UCAS points
  • International Relations and History (LVF1) – 112 UCAS points
  • International Relations and Journalism (LP25) – 104 UCAS points

From at least two A-levels or equivalent, plus five GCSEs at grade A*– C or above, including English (English Language and Maths for L245)

  • Plus five GCSEs at grade A–C or above, including English (English Language and Maths for L245)
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)
  • English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade C

  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: L245 24 + points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • DMU Global High Flyers Award
  • DMU Sports Scholarship
  • International Scholarships

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?