De Montfort University

Economics and Politics De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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With an emphasis on applying theory to the real world, this degree will provide you with thorough knowledge of the economic environment and how economic policy is formulated, and an understanding of how political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life.

- Studying Economics and Politics together develops transferable skills
such as commercial awareness, communication, team working, independent research and critical analysis
- Participate in real debates, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers
including prominent political figures such as the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow
- 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 #DMUglobal
trips include New York, Berlin, Greece, Beijing and Copenhagen
- Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies
including IBM, Vauxhall, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service
- Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles
such as Business Analyst at Deutsche Bank, Audit Associate at KPMG, Financial Analyst at PwC and Revenue Management Analyst at TNT

Course details


Year 1
Introduction to Politics
British Government and Politics
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics

Year 2
Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics
Political Thought
Politics optional modules may include:
Government and Business
Political Analysis
Politics in Action
The Politics of the European Union
Unity and Diversity in Contemporary America
Business Research and Analysis
Economics optional modules may include:
New Directions in Economics
Financial Markets and Institutions
Economic History
European Economic Issues
Business Research Issues and Analysis

Year 3
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Developments in Advanced Microeconomics
Politics optional modules may include:
Political Dissertation
American Presidency
Politics of Nationalism
Power, Politics and Morality
Financial Markets and Central Bank
Health Strategy and Management
Managing the Environment
Political Economy
Public Policy Making
Economics optional modules may include:
Financial Markets and Central Bank
Economic Development
Financial Econometrics
International Trade
Political Economy
Economics Dissertation

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

Exam: 45%
Coursework: 55%
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.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LL12
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least two A Levels.

Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or equivalent.
English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grades A* - C (9 -4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees for September 2020 are subject to confirmation. Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

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