We give people the tools to investigate and understand the ways in which power is won, lost and shapes our world.

Students enjoy opportunity to network with successful alumni

We recently welcomed back 12 graduates of the Department to network with their successors. How did it go?

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PhD Scholarships

Find out about available PhD Scholarship opportunities at the Department of Politics. The deadline is 5pm, 1 February 2017. Make sure you contact your potential supervisor before you submit your application.

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Post Graduate Open Day

Sign up for the Post Graduate Open Day on the 9th February and come to our presentation about post graduate Politics courses, learn about their content and get the opportunity to meet students and staff.

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Our world-leading research

One of the very best departments for politics in the UK, we produce leading research across the whole range of the discipline. Read more -

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Politics Brought to Life

The videos introduce some of the ideas which you will encounter by studying Politics at the University of Sheffield. All of our lecturers teach in the Department as well as undertaking cutting-edge political research.

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