• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Politics is all around us, shaping our world as well as our everyday lives.

This Politics (Hons) course offered by De Montfort University will give you insight, knowledge and understanding of the role politics plays at local, national and global levels. With our internationally-renowned experts, you’ll gain both the practical and the theoretical knowledge you’ll need to understand and influence our world.

Choose from a wide range of module options, including British Government and Politics, Global Comparative Politics, Politics in Action, Comparative Local Government and Power, Politics and Morality.

Key features

  • Benefit from opportunities to engage in debates, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers. Previous Politics students have had opportunities to present at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
  • Our #DMUworks careers programme can help you get work-ready through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Students have landed placement roles at the House of Commons, Welsh Assembly, GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce.
  • We are the only university in the UK to hold both ‘Congress to Campus’ and ‘European Parliament to Campus’ events, which see prominent political figures visit DMU to enhance your learning experience.
  • Study at a university recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence because of the high standards of research and teaching in European studies.
  • Add an extra dimension to your studies through our #DMUglobal international experience scheme. Politics students have recently been on study-related trips to Hong Kong, Brussels and Washington, D.C. For instance students analysed the impact of the cold war on Berlin and considered how politics has affected the German economy.  

Graduate careers

This Degree will empower you to apply academic theory to real-life situations. Our lecturers will equip you with the skills sought by employers – from communication and team working to independent research and critical analysis.

Graduates from this course have progressed to careers in the private and public sectors in positions such as Campaign Manager for Labour, Deputy Social Media Editor for the Independent, a graduate position on IBM’s sought-after HR Leadership Development Programme and a place on a Local Government trainee scheme.

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
  • British Government and Politics
  • Political Research in Action
  • Politics in Action

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A-level or equivalent (eg BTEC)
  • Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • Alternative qualifications include:
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) with English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4
  • 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

    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.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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