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Open days are a great way to get a feel for the university campus, 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 university open day, but to get the best experience we would encourage you to visit the department 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 and current politics students over refreshments.
  • Take a tour of the department.
  • Politics taster session in the form of a mini lecture.

When you receive an offer from us to study politics, you'll be invited to book onto one of our applicant open 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

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Undergraduate courses

The study of politics covers much more than you might think, and at Sheffield we have an enormously diverse range of topics and approaches on offer.

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