Exchange Students | We welcome students from across the globe.Exchange Students | We welcome students from across the globe.Exchange Students | We welcome students from across the globe.

Students arriving from exchange programs (Erasmus or Study Abroad) at Sheffield can choose from a variety of courses offered in the Department of Politics. Students spending a full academic year at Sheffield can choose a maximum of 120 credits per year (maximum 60 per semester) and cannot have less than 40 credit per semester (minimum of 100 credits per year). Students spending only a semester at Sheffield can have a minimum of 40 credits and a maximum of 60.

Module Options 2017/18

The available modules for incoming exchange students in 2017/18 are as follows. Each module is worth 20 credits.

Semester 1 Semester 2

Module Restrictions: Study Abroad students cannot take any of the Level 3 modules, nor can they take the core modules at Levels 1 and 2 (POL120 Analysing Politics or POL229: Political Analysis: Research Design and Data Analysis). Additionally, there may be restrictions on specific years, based on the demand for modules and the offerings during the academic year.

Erasmus students have to choose all their courses from the offerings of the Politics department.

Study Abroad students can get credits from any department in the University, subject to availability (and specific module prerequisites).

Language Requirements

Incoming exchange students must prove proficiency in English to be accepted for study at Sheffield. Requirements currently are an IELTS combined score of IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in each component). These requirements are subject to change.

If you do not meet these language requirements, please look at the English Language Factsheet for information about your options.

Advice following the EU Referendum

The University is providing information for prospective students following the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Please consult this webpage or email if you have any questions.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr Nasos Roussias by telephone on +44 (0)114 222 1655 or by email using the form below.