Department of Politics and International Relations
We are one of the top-ranked departments for the study of politics worldwide, and have an exceptional reputation for research. We have over fifty specialists in the key areas of politics and international relations who all contribute to our thriving research environment.
Welcome to Politics and International Relations at Sheffield
Follow our students and see Sheffield through their eyes, as they share their experiences of studying Politics and International Relations and why they chose to study at the University of Sheffield.
Celebrating our impactful research
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results confirm our research is changing lives and shaping the world we live in.
Tribute to Anthony Arblaster
Anthony Arblaster sadly passed away on 15 April 2022 at the age of 84.
University of Sheffield team wins prestigious ESRC award
We are thrilled to announce Dr Simon Rushton and Dr Juan Diaz have been awarded the ESRC's Outstanding Societal Impact prize for their ‘Improbable Dialogues’ project.
COP26: what the draft climate agreement says – and why it’s being criticised
Professor Michael Jacobs, from the University of Sheffield's Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), discusses the draft agreement from COP26, and what he believes needs to be strengthened.Published by The Conversation
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