12 months
20950 GBP/year
10300 GBP/year
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Gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between governance and public policymaking. This Politics, Governance and Public Policy course at University of Sheffield is designed to balance state-of-the-art academic research with real-world examples to prepare you for the policymaking world. 

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This Politics, Governance and Public Policy course from University of Sheffield explores the complexity of contemporary governance and its effects on the policymaking process.  

Key Features 

  • You will examine the different actors involved in policymaking across a range of regional, national and international settings, and will identify the powers available to such actors to influence policy.  
  • You will also acquire a detailed understanding of the wider political, economic and social considerations that shape the policy process. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Analysing the Policy Process
  • Understanding Politics
  • Research and Dissertation Preparation 
  • Politics Dissertation
  • Democratic Governance in the 21st Century: Problems, Innovations and Solutions
  • The Governance and Politics of the European Union

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We’re looking for outstanding and enthusiastic students for our courses. 
  • You can apply to us with a good degree (first-class or 2:1 honours degree) in a relevant social science, arts and humanities, or related subject.
  • All of our courses require an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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    20950 GBP/year
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  • National

    10300 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
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