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Open days are a great way to get a feel for the university, the city and people.

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University open days

The university open days will take place between June and October.  You'll have the opportunity to meet our staff and students, as well as attend a politics talk to find out more detailed information about the courses and the opportunities we offer our students.  

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Applicant open days

We hold applicant open days between December and April to give UCAS offer holders the opportunity to find out more about the course they have applied for. You may have previously attended a virtual University open day, but to get the best experience we would encourage you to join the department for our online sessions as well.  

What you can expect on the day

  • Politics course talk.
  • Find out more about the university and life in Sheffield.
  • Opportunity to meet and ask questions to staff, current politics students and alumni.
  • Politics taster session in the form of an academic debate.

Book your place

When you receive an offer from us to study politics, you'll be invited to book onto one of our virtual applicant open days. To book your place, log in to MUSE for applicants with your applicant log in details (you will have been sent these via email when you received your offer). 

Coronavirus update

Our top priority is always the health and safety of students, staff and those who make up our wider community across the globe. We are closely following the latest advice and guidance issued by the UK Government, Public Health England (PHE) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We will continue to take all appropriate and necessary steps, as required by the official advice, to keep our community safe.

With this in mind we are regularly reviewing our prospective student events and making cancellations or changes where necessary. 

Please refer to the central Visit page for the latest information about upcoming Applicant days:

As soon as I came to Sheffield and looked round on the open day I knew it was the place for me. I could tell the lecturers' were genuinely really passionate about teaching, I liked the design of the course and I got along with the other students I met. My number one tip for anyone who’s going through the application process at the moment: go on your open days! You wouldn’t buy a house without seeing it first so don't base your decision on where to study based on a brochure.

Hannah McLennan

International Relations and Politics BA

Taster sessions

Students taking notes and watching lecturer in a lecture in Elmfield

A virtual experience day at the University of Sheffield will give you a taste of what it is like to study Politics and International Relations at University. Our upcoming taster session will focus on the question 'can torture ever be justified?' 

If you are a Y13 pupil and interested in learning more about what we teach here in the department, join us for our free taster session on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

Find out more and book your place

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