The International Relations degree at DMU helps you to develop an in-depth understanding of the underlying forces that shape global decisions. You will study the crucial issues in contemporary international politics: the rise of new powers such as China and India, the challenges of resolving the Eurozone crisis, the problems of facing terrorism and the persistence of poverty and inequality in the global south. You will benefit from innovative teaching approaches linking theory and practice such as simulations, engagement with House of Commons committees and the DMU Policy Commission. We are 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. You will 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. There will be opportunities to study abroad in countries such as Hong Kong, Germany and Belgium for up to a year with one of our Erasmus+ partner universities in Europe, or through a #DMUglobal international experience. We are rated in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK by UCAS.