Taught course

International Politics

University of Sheffield · Department of Politics

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Studying for this new programme, you’ll develop a keen awareness of the most up-to-date debates and theories about International Politics.

Alongside modules examining the most urgent issues in world politics, you’ll learn from leading researchers who are pushing the boundaries of the discipline – with fresh perspectives including gender studies and non-Western international relations.

This new-look masters course offers two semesters of teaching when you’ll benefit from the knowledge and insight of our outstanding academics. We are introducing new, innovative methods of teaching and assessment that will both deepen your academic learning, and give you extra transferable skills for your career.

Core modules

  • Debating International Relations
  • Understanding Politics
  • Dissertation in International Politics

Optional modules

  • Contemporary Global Security
  • Feminist and Decolonising Approaches to International Relations: Bodies, Coloniality, Knowledge
  • Global Health and Global Politics
  • International Political Sociology of Civil Wars
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • One option module chosen from another course


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars


  • Essays
  • Dissertation
  • Group work
  • Policy briefing papers

Information for international students

This course requires an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other components.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Sue Kelk
+44 (0)114 222 1642