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Politics and Public Policy

Our postgraduate courses include Diplomacy and World Order, International Relations as well as online distance learning housing courses


Find out about our Politics and International Relations undergraduate programmes

Undergraduate courses|

Our undergraduate courses include Politics and International Relations as well as online distance learning housing courses


Politics – DMU is Top 10 (7th) for Teaching Quality, and 2nd highest modern university for graduate prospects


The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity launches on 18-19 November


Politics and Public Policy

Welcome to the Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University (DMU).  We are a large group of 25 staff, covering a broad range of subject areas that have a long tradition of providing internationally acclaimed research and excellent teaching in Politics|, International Relations| and Public Policy.

Our aim is to help students find answers to the processes that have determined the nature of the societies and the world that we live in and to undertake cutting edge research that informs these debates.


The department offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes, including joint honours programmes in Politics|International Relations| and Politics, History and Politics, International Relations and History, Politics and Sociology, Economics and Government, and International Business and Globalisation.

We take great pride in supporting student employability by embedding placement opportunities into our degree programmes. Undergraduate students at DMU take an active involvement in their studies and run a lively Politics Society.

The department also offers specialist degree programmes in Housing Studies| at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as an MSc in Project Management|.

The department is home to a lively community of research students and welcomes proposals from prospective students.



The research conducted in the department seeks to influence current thinking and address contemporary challenges faced by practitioners, policymakers and academics, ranging from the reform of local politics to democratisation of former communist countries.

The Department is home to the Centre for Comparative Housing Research| (CCHR), the Health Policy Research Unit (HPRU) and the Local Governance Research Unit| (LGRU). These three Centres provide a focal point for the research of colleagues within the department and beyond.

The following are available to download:

  • Statement on the outcome of the REF 2014 link
  • 2012/13 Department Annual Research Report link
  • 2013/14 Department Annual Research Report link


100 ideas to change Britain...

Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.


Check out our latest events here|.


Some of our news stories are listed here|.


You can also follow our work on the DMU Policy Exchanges Blog: http://policyex.our.dmu.ac.uk|


The Department has published a regular e-zine of news stories | and information about student and staff activities, back issues are available online from  http://issuu.com/dmupolitics|.  As part of a DMU Frontrunner| internship project, the e-zine will be relaunched in autumn 2015.

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@DMUpolitics |

Contact Us

If you would like to be part of a supportive, stimulating and rewarding academic community then please get in touch:

Department of Politics and Public Policy
Faculty of Business and Law
De Montfort University
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