University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

European Governance and Politics

You�ll learn about key debates on governance in the EU and its impact on current and future member states (Europeanisation). You�ll focus on Europe beyond the borders of the EU, and have the chance to broaden your study with optional modules. We work with the UK government Cabinet Office, central departments and House of Commons Select Committees. We also carry out research within Whitehall and Westminster. Our teaching is informed, policy-relevant and reflects current government debate. You�ll be part of a close-knit community of 200 postgraduate students. It�s a cosmopolitan community of students from around the world. The Politics Society runs regular activities and events. You may also get involved with our Canvas e-journal. Our graduates work for government and other public sector organisations, private sector companies, consultancies and think-tanks. They are directors, private secretaries, managers, political advisers, barristers, parliamentary clerks, senior civil servants and administrators.

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2.1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we'll look at your application on its individual merits. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, 6.5 in writing, 5.5 in listening and 5.5 in speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: the governance and politics of the European union; europeanisation; dissertation in European governance and politics. Optional modules choose two from a range including: contemporary global security; democratisation; the politics of development; contemporary ethnic conflict; global governance; global politics of the environment and climate change; comparative governance and public policy; human rights.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed continuously through essays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

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