University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


The course provides high-quality supervision for MPhil and PhD research degrees. The Department has Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) outlet status for research studentships (CASE).

Entry requirements

A good Honours or graduate degree in politics of cognate discipline.

Course modules

Research areas include: political behaviour; political theory; public policy; political economy; international relations and area studies.

Assessment methods

40000-word thesis for MPhil; 70000-word thesis for PhD.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Department of Politics
Telephone number: 
0114 222 1700