International Relations and Politics

In the ever-changing political landscape, through this course you’ll develop an understanding of political events and processes that shape our world, from local to global arenas. This course can be paired with either History, Economics, International Relations or Journalism to create a tailored course that broadens your expertise.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

5 years :

1 year pathway + 4 year degree - with placement


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

DMU’s expert lecturers will help you develop a range of skills sought by employers – from communication and team working to independent research and critical analysis. Through this degree programme you will gain an in-depth knowledge of current political issues, and have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas.

By choosing to study with us you’ll benefit from a strong academic and theoretical background through modules such as British Government and Politics, which examines the structures and processes of politics at all tiers, from local government through to the EU. Underpinning the module is the nature of political and governmental interaction between the citizen and the state and the factors which influence that relationship or generate pressure for change.

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Why Study this Degree

DMU is 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.

DMU is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence as a result of research and teaching excellence in European studies.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.