How to Apply

We're looking for excellent students with a passion for the subject and lots of ambition. As you would expect, admission to the Department of Politics is rigorous - but if you want to take your study to the next level with a masters degree, we'd love to hear from you.

Interested in moving onto PhD Research? Contact thomas.r.johnson@sheffield.ac.uk for advice on the best MA options for you.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can be viewed on the page for each course.

Application Process

The University has its own online application system for masters courses.

Apply here

Timetable and Deadlines

There is no formal deadline for applying for a masters course. However, please apply as soon as possible to guarantee your place at the start of the next academic year. The academic year begins at the end of each September (you can find semester dates here).

If you are applying for funding make sure you meet the deadlines required for your funding application.

International students will have additional visa applications that will need processing, so you should allow enough time for this.

We prefer all students to begin at the very start of the semester, however we will consider applicants for up to two weeks after the academic year begins.

What next?

  • When you apply the Graduate Admissions team will issue an acknowledgement letter with your unique Graduate Application number. You should use this in all subsequent correspondence.
  • If you are offered a place you will be issued with further information about joining the University of Sheffield, including about accommodation.
  • If you accept an unconditional offer, preregistration for modules will begin in August. You will receive an email inviting your to preregister. You can preview the modules here.

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 eu@sheffield.ac.uk if you have any questions.


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