University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Global Justice

On this course you�ll be encouraged to question your beliefs and intellectual assumptions surrounding topics of global justice such as human rights, justice war theory, global distributive justice, abject poverty, global health and environmental justice. The course is closely aligned to the activities of the Centre for Political Theory and Global Justice, and students will benefit from seminars, workshops and the annual Warrander Lecture that are run through the centre. Graduates work in government, 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

For all our courses you will 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. English language requirements: overall 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: global justice; dissertation in global justice. Plus one of the following modules: human rights; political thought and the rights of war and peace; global politics of the environment and climate change; wars, new wars and the liberal state; research methods in politics; philosophy and methodology of political research. Two optional modules from the following: the political economy of globalisation; the politics of international law; contemporary ethnic conflict; europeanisation; the politics of global migration.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed continuously through essays.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 1642