Studying Politics BA (Hons) at DMU develops your understanding of the political decisions, processes and ideas that shape our lives. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of current political issues, and have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. You can broaden your knowledge base through this Joint Honours route by studying Politics alongside Economics, History, International Relations or Journalism. Our ‘100 Ideas to Change Britain’ was presented to the House of Lords ahead of the General Election in 2015 #DMU100Ideas. 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 can get involved with our lively Politics Society, with well-known guest speakers such as David Blunkett and Alastair Campbell giving you an insight into the practice of politics. There are placement opportunities with local, national and global companies including the Labour Party, the House of Commons, the Government Economic Service, the Welsh Assembly, Pfizer and the NHS. 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 are 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.