• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

You will study the crucial issues in contemporary international politics: the rise of new powers such as China and India, the crisis in Syria, the challenges of resolving the Eurozone crisis, the problems of facing terrorism and the persistence of poverty and inequality in the global south.

Reasons to study International Relations (Hons) at De Montfort University:

  • Innovative teaching approaches linking theory and practice such as simulations, engagement with House of Commons committees and the DMU Policy Commission
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 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
  • 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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Academic 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

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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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

  • DMU Global High Flyers Award
  • Vice-Chancellor’s 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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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