This programme helps you gain a broad grounding in economics and an understanding of the ways in which international political developments affect and are affected by the world economy. You can broaden your expertise by combining the study of Economics and International Relations and develop skills employers look for – commercial awareness, communication, team working, independent research and critical analysis. 100% of our International Relations and Politics students are in employment or further education within 6 months of completing their course according to latest Destinations of Leaver’s from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15. We are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for Economics in the National Student Survey 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2018. We are one of only three universities in the UK to be named a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in 2013 in recognition of research and teaching excellence in European studies. You can experience a unique learning environment, with the opportunity to 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. You can enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal, our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. We have 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 Consultant at IBM, City Research Officer at DMU and Corporate Improvement Support Officer at Charnwood Borough Council. We are rated in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK by UCAS.