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On the Politics BA at DMU you will learn about the theories and practices of power and governance, from local up to international level. As you progress through the course you will increasingly develop a range of skills that employers look for; skills such as communication, team working, the ability to critically analyse evidence, independent research and critical analysis.
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
- A unique learning environment, with the opportunity to participate in real debates, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers
which have included political figures such as the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow
- Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies
including Rolls Royce, GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow Airport and the House of Commons
- One of only three universities to be named a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in 2013
In recognition of research and teaching excellence in European studies
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
trips have included Hong Kong, Berlin, Brussels, Washington and New York
YEAR ONE: Introduction to Politics, Introduction to Contemporary International Relations, Global Comparative Politics, British Government and Politics
YEAR TWO: Political Theory, Political Analysis, Politics in Action, Plus options from the following: Politics of the European Union, Unity and Diversity in, Contemporary America, Government and Business, Governance, Corruption and its Avoidance, Comparative Local Government
YEAR THREE: Dissertation, Plus options from the following: Globalisation and Democracy, American Presidency, Public Policy Making, Power, Politics and Morality, Politics of Nationalism, Managing the Environment, Government and Politics of China
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 your first year:
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Leicester Campus|
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
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||including a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|