Taught course

Global Justice

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

Debates surrounding global justice have recently moved to the centre of both political theory and political practice. On this course you’ll be encouraged to question your beliefs and intellectual assumptions surrounding topics of global justice such as human rights, justice war theory, global distributive justice, abject poverty, global health and environmental justice.

The course is closely aligned to the activities of the Centre for Political Theory and Global Justice, and students will benefit from seminars, workshops and the annual Warrander Lecture that are run through the centre.


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

Global Justice; Dissertation in Global Justice.

Plus one of the following modules:

Human Rights; Political Thought and the Rights of War and Peace; Global Politics of the Environment and Climate Change; Wars, New Wars and the Liberal State; Research Methods in Politics; Philosophy and Methodology of Political Research.

Optional modules include

Two optional modules from the following:

The Political Economy of Globalisation; The Politics of International Law; Contemporary Ethnic Conflict; Europeanisation; The Politics of Global Migration.

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


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 1642