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Politics and Public Policy

The first annual research report for the Department has been published


House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow MP, presided over a debate by students on whether young people should vote in the next General Election.

Visit from US Ambassador |

Clodagh Harrington chaired a Q&A session with US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun when he visited DMU on18 March 2014.


Interim findings on the research project by Dr Jo Richardson for the Chartered Institute of Housing & Wheatley Group has been published.

Boosting Affordable Housing Supply |

The project report for this ESRC funding research project by CCHR with Places for People has been published.


Undergraduate, professional and postgraduate courses available in the Department


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 Departmental Annual Research Report is available for download:

2012/13 is available to download from this link|
2013/14 is available to download from this 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 publishes a regular e-zine of news stories | and information about student and staff activities.  These are available online from  http://issuu.com/dmupolitics |

Follow us on Twitter

@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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