• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Global forces are shaping our decisions on crucial issues in contemporary international politics.

On this International Relations (Hons) course at De Montfort University you will develop an in-depth understanding of some of the crucial developments impacting our world including the rise of China and India, the crisis in Syria, the challenges of facing terrorism and the persistence of poverty and inequality in the global south.

Choose from a wide range of modules including Global Comparative Politics, Corruption and its Avoidance, Making of a Global World, Politics of Nationalism and American Presidency.

Our teaching links theory and practice through simulations, engagement with House of Commons committees and the DMU Policy Commission – a supervised project-based module where staff and students work together to co-produce policy proposals in response to a contemporary political issue.

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 the global financial crisis, climate change, sustainable development, health care and other issues affecting contemporary society.

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
  • Global Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Globalisation
  • Politics in Action
  • Themes and Debates in Contemporary International Relations Theory
  • Political Analysis
  • The Making of a Global World
  • The Politics of the European Union
  • Unity and Diversity in Contemporary America
  • The Cold War
  • Corruption and its Avoidance

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)
  • International Baccalaureate: 26 + points
  • All students must have at least five GCSEs 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

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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