• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

With an emphasis on applying theory to the real world, this BA Economics and Politics (Hons) degree at De Montfort University will provide you with thorough knowledge of the economic environment and how economic policy is formulated, and an understanding of how political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life.

Reasons to study the BA Economics and Politics (Hons) at De Montfort University:

  • Studying Economics and Politics together develops transferable skills such as commercial awareness, communication, team working, independent research and critical analysis
  • Participate in real debates, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers including prominent political figures such as the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow
  • 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 include New York, Berlin, Greece, Beijing and Copenhagen
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies including IBM, Vauxhall, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service 
  • The alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Business Analyst at Deutsche Bank, Audit Associate at KPMG, Financial Analyst at PwC and Revenue Management Analyst at TNT

Graduate careers

An Economics degree is ideal preparation for a career in business, finance and the civil service.

Recent graduates have progressed on to roles such as Financial Analyst at PwC, Graduate Consultant at IBM and Revenue Management Analyst at TNT.

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
  • British Government and Politics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics
  • Political Thought
  • Government and Business
  • Political Analysis
  • Politics in Action

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.

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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC)
  • Five GCSEs at grades A–C including English Language and Maths
  • 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: 26+ Points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 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.
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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

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