Taught course

European Law, Politics and Governance

University of Sheffield · School of Law

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in law, politics, social sciences or humanities. If you have other qualifications, we’ll consider your application on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

Taught with the Department of Politics, this course focuses on European integration. It looks specifically at democracy, legitimacy, institutionalisation and constitutionalisation. As a graduate, your expertise will be valuable to national, European and international organisations.


Our graduates include CEOs, lawyers, partners in big corporate firms, judges and barristers. Others are solicitors, academics, politicians and policy makers or work in criminal justice or at the Home Office.

Many of our graduates become legal practitioners. But you can use your postgraduate training in different ways, including teaching, business or policy development. You could pursue a career in research and there are a lot of specialist staff here who can support you in this.

Core modules

The Governance and Politics of the EU; Judicial Protection in the EU; EU Constitutional Law.

Optional modules

From a wide choice of both legal and political subjects including: International Humanitarian Law; EU Social Law; The Global Politics of the Environment and Climate Change; Theory and Practice of International Relations.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching normally takes place through weekly seminars in each subject area. You’ll be assessed on your essays and a dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 6791