University of Sheffield

Department of Politics

MA European Governance and Politics


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-European Governance and Politics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme will familiarise you with key debates about new patterns of governance in the European Union, and with the EU's impact on current and future member states (Europeanisation). The programme combines core elements in the study of the European Union with an innovative focus on Europe beyond the borders of the EU as well as choice from a broader range of options. Students will be encouraged to explore their own particular concerns through the options offered and in particular during the dissertation. The programme is based on the strengths of the Department of Politics. The Department has one of the largest groupings of specialists in such a department in the UK. There are already well-developed research activities on the subject of the programme (seminars on multi-level governance between Politics and Law as well as a reading group) and a major research council-funded project on multi-level governance involving four colleagues in Politics. These activities are embedded in the Politics Department´s research culture and encompass postgraduate students as well as staff. Six Politics academics work in the Centre for International Policy Research (CIPol), a major focal point in the research strategy of Politics. The Department of Politics was rated 5* in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and had the equal top profile in politics and international studies in the 2008 RAE.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6 in essay writing) or TOEFL 600 (with a minimum of 4.5 in written English) or TOEFL computer-based minimum of 250 or TOEFL internet-based minimum of 100.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12560 GBP

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