The University of Sheffield
Department of Politics
Department of Politics. Politics brought to life.

We're the UK's top politics department for research. We give people the tools to investigate and understand the way power is won and used in our increasingly complex world. Students love our world-class teaching and close sense of community.

Picture of graduating studentsCongratulations to our graduating students!

We would like to say a big congratulations to all Politics students who have recently graduated! We are very proud of each and every one of you and wish you every success for the future.

Wherever you’re from and wherever you are in the world, when you graduate you become part of the Sheffield Alumni family – a network of over 150,000 former students who continue to feel a close connection to the University. Keep in touch with us here.

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With a first-class department in a great university, there's nowhere better than Sheffield to study politics.

Undergraduate study
Taught masters degrees


Discover the current research areas in our department – and how you could come on board.

Our research
MPhil and PhD study
Funding, scholarships and bursaries

Your careerYour career

From Parliament to teaching, marketing and journalism, our graduates enjoy an amazing range of job opportunities.

Careers and employability

Photo: Dr Garrett Brown in his officeMeet our staff

Need to get in touch? Find our teaching, research and support staff here.

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Our staff talk about Politics (videos)