Why choose Sheffield?
We are proud to be one of the UK's leading departments for research and teaching in Politics and International Relations.
Politics in the City
Festival of the Mind
The Sheffield Festival where the brightest minds from the University of Sheffield collaborate with the city’s cultural and creative industries, to help bring their research to life in exciting, entertaining and innovative ways.
Migration Matters Festival
Migration Matters is the largest Refugee week Festival in the UK. It is a 'pay-what-you-feel' arts festival that celebrates the positive impact migration & refugees have had on Sheffield & the UK.
A top ranking department
- 94 per cent of our research is rated in the highest two categories in the REF 2021
- A Politics Department in #2 Best UK University for the Student Crowd Awards 2023
Advance your career
A Postgraduate degree in Politics from Sheffield can set you apart from everyone else. You'll have many opportunities across the duration of your course to develop transferable skills for your future career.
A postgraduate community
The knowledge accumulated in the areas of how the world works has given me the ability to explain complex problems in a more presentable and explainable way.
- Lewis Atkinson, MA International Relations
Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre
Sheffield is unique in its significant number of Animal Studies scholars. This has led to the development of ShARC! A network of scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students. They host a number of speakers as well as reading groups and other events.