• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

In this Politics (Joint Honours) (Hons) course at De Montfort University you will gain an in-depth knowledge of current political issues, and have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas.

    Reasons to study Politics at DMU:

  • Broaden your knowledge base through this Joint Honours route by studying Politics alongside Economics, History, International Relations or Journalism
  • 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
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies including Rolls Royce, GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow Airport and the House of Commons

Graduate careers

You will graduate with well-developed research and communication skills as well as a good knowledge of political issues and institutions, making you attractive to a wide range of employers.

Recent graduates have gone into roles in the Civil Service, aid organisations, journalism, marketing, teaching and working for MPs.

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
  • Political Theory
  • Politics of the European Union
  • Unity and Diversity in Contemporary America
  • Government and Business
  • 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:

  • Politics and History (LV21) – 112 UCAS points
  • Politics and Economics (LL12) – 112 UCAS points
  • Politics and International Relations (L245) – 112 UCAS points
  • Politics and Journalism (LPF5) – 104 UCAS points

You need to study at least two subjects at A-level or equivalent (eg BTEC**)

  • International Baccalaureate: 28 + 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

    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

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

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