Taught course

European Governance and Politics

University of Sheffield · Department of Politics

Entry requirements

For all our courses you’ll need a 2:1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we’ll look at your application on its individual merits.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

You’ll learn about key debates on governance in the EU and its impact on current and future member states (Europeanisation). You’ll focus on Europe beyond the borders of the EU, and have the chance to broaden your study with optional modules.


Our graduates work for government and other public sector organisations, private sector companies, consultancies and think-tanks. They are directors, private secretaries, managers, political advisers, barristers, parliamentary clerks, senior civil servants and administrators.

Core modules

The Governance and Politics of the European Union; Europeanisation; Dissertation in European Governance and Politics.

Optional modules

Choose two from a range including: Contemporary Global Security; Democratisation; The Politics of Development; Contemporary Ethnic Conflict; Global Governance; Global Politics of the Environment and Climate Change; Comparative Governance and Public Policy; Human Rights.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 1642