University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

European Law, Politics and Governance

Taught with the Department of Politics, this course focuses on European integration. It looks specifically at democracy, legitimacy, institutionalisation and constitutionalisation. As a graduate, your expertise will be valuable to national, European and international organisations. Graduates work in government, NGOs, the private sector, 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; judicial protection in the European Union; EU constitutional law. Optional modules include: international humanitarian law; EU social law; the global politics of the environment and climate change; theory and practice of international relations.

Assessment methods

All modules except the dissertation are taught in seminars. 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

Campus details

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

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