36 months
20000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This International Relations and Politics degree at University of Sheffield will give you a strong grounding in the core skills of political analysis and political theory, whilst placing emphasis on the international dimensions of the study of politics.  

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You'll explore and apply many of the theories to issues such as international trade or climate change.

Our International Relations and Politics programmes at University of Sheffield are designed to give you a solid foundation in theory, methods and analytical skills, whilst at the same time offering you the choice to specialise in the subject areas that you find the most interesting, ensuring you get the most out of your degree.

Key Features  

  • In your first year, you'll be introduced to the key areas of the discipline. We'll support you in making the transition to degree-level study, and provide you with the knowledge and analytical skills you'll use as you progress throughout your time with us.
  • In year two you'll further develop your existing skills and apply them to real life political questions and issues. By examining different approaches and perspectives we'll help you to become an independent researcher in your own right.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysing Politics
  • British Politics 
  • International Relations Theory
  • Political Analysis: Research Design and Data Analysis
  • Contemporary Security Challenges
  • Human Rights, Power and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB + B in the EPQ; ABB + B in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34
  • BTEC | DDD
  • Scottish Highers | AAAAB 
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject (Business Studies/ Management, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences) with Distinctions in 36 Level 3 credits and Merits in 9 Level 3 credits.
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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