University of Sheffield

Department of Politics

MA Governance and Public Policy


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters in Governance and Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Masters in Governance and Public Policy provides a fascinating insight into the challenges of governing in the twenty-first century.

At the heart of this program is a focus on the transition from 'government' to 'governance' and the implications this shift has for how we understand the capacity of the state, the role of politicians, the expectations of the public and the balance between rights and responsibilities when it comes to collective benefits. The transition from 'government' to 'governance' is also a feature of the international system, having begun with the League of Nations, progressed on to the United Nations and the International Financial Institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organisation.

The program is designed to test students through a range of teaching formats that include guest lectures and case study exercises. As a whole, it provides students with a number of conceptual tools and practical skills that will provide a strong basis for a career in the policy-making arena.


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

International Student Requirements:

Students whose first language is not English must have passed either the TOEFL internet-based test with a minimum of 88 (minimum of 22 in reading and writing, 21 in listening and 23 in speaking), IELTS with a minimum of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6 in essay writing), or Pearson Test of English - Academic, 61 overall (with 61 in writing).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12560 GBP

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