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International Relations and Politics BA (Hons)

De Montfort University

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UCAS CODE: L245

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Politics

Studying Politics BA (Hons) at DMU develops your understanding of the political decisions, processes and ideas that shape our lives. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of current political issues, and have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. You can pair this knowledge with either History, Economics, International Relations or Journalism to create a tailored course that broadens your expertise

International Relations

On this course you will learn how to analyse contemporary events in international politics and develop policy responses to them. Lecturers will help you to identify the underlying global forces that shape decisions on crucial issues like the rise of China, the Syrian crisis, climate change and development.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught by a team whose work has achieved top scores in quality assessment exercises and by individuals who have National Teaching Fellow Status in recognition of their outstanding teaching. We are also active researchers and share our current work with you.

We use a variety of formats in our classes. In the first two years you attend weekly hour-long lectures and seminars in which you discuss the issues raised in lectures. In the third year teaching is in a two-hour workshop format where you often get to decide on the topics that are debated. Throughout the course you will read around the areas being covered using course books and you must keep yourself up-to-date with developments in current affairs.

Assessment is through coursework (presentations, seminar contributions, your portfolio, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test. You will also be challenged through simulation games, problem solving exercises, online collaborative projects and policy papers. Assessment is typically weighted as follows in the first year of International Relations and Politics BA (Hons):

  • Exam: 33%
  • Coursework: 67%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Graduate careers

This course produces graduates who think critically about the world around them, with specialist knowledge of international issues and how these underpin society. Students learn a wealth of transferable skills for employment, including effective verbal and written communication, independent study and group work.

A degree in International Relations prepares you for a wide range of roles within public, private and charitable sectors. Recent graduates have gone onto careers such as communications officer at the UK Ministry of Defence, case worker at Ministry of Justice, internal communications advisor at Heathrow Airport and prosecution manager at Arriva Rail North.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 104

from at least two A Levels.Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    100 46%

    73rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    49th

    24

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