Our Masters Degrees

We offer five masters degrees, each offering a distinctive approach to the study of politics.

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

MA International Relations

Engage with a range theoretical perspectives to make sense of emergent and rapidly evolving global challenges; and explore normative arguments about way in which the world politics ought to work.

MA Politics, Governance & Public Policy

Explore the policy process across a range of regional, national and international settings; and develop a critical understanding of the relationship between input and output dimensions of governance and policymaking.

MA Global Political Economy

Understand the way in which the distribution of economic resources is subject to multiple and often competing political pressures, and how the effects of these pressures are experienced differently throughout the world.

MA Political Theory

Develop your philosophical skills and apply them to some of the most urgent political and ethical controversies in contemporary life.
Taught jointly with the Department of Philosophy.

MA European and Global Affairs

Examine political issues within a regional and global context.
This two-year dual award is taught jointly with the Department of Government at LUISS, Rome.

Module choices

Read more about our modules, including the exciting choices that you have available to you.