With an emphasis on applying theory to the real world, the Economics and Politics BA at DMU 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 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 Destination of Leaver’s from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15. 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. 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 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. There are 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.