International Relations (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

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  • icon icon Course International Relations (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • icon icon Campus Leicester Campus
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  • icon icon Language English

About Course

  • 3 Years
  • Full-time | Four years with a placement option  

  • 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. 

    On the Joint Honours route you will study International Relations for 50 per cent of your study time, and for the other 50 per cent you will study modules from the History, Politics or Journalism BA courses. This course is perfect if you are interested in a career in global politics, public affairs, foreign policy or humanitarian initiatives.

    Key features:

    • Innovative teaching approaches linking theory and practice such as simulations, engagement with House of Commons committees and the DMU Policy Commission
    • A 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
    • 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
    • Join our lively Politics Society with topical debates and well-known guest speakers which have included David Blunkett and Alastair Campbell in previous years
    • Attend talks from practitioners and alumni to help you develop an understanding of the range of potential careers for International Relations graduates
    • 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 DMU Global, trips have included Hong Kong, Berlin, Brussels, Washington and New York. Previous students went to Germany and analysed the impact of the cold war on Berlin and considered how politics has affected the economy.
    • Our DMU Works careers programme can help you get work-ready through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies previous students have secured placements at Rolls Royce, GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow Airport and the House of Commons

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