M.A. Global Politics and Law

| Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sheffield has reinvented the way politics is taught in UK universities. And our research has led to real change in the political system. We're leading the debates on globalisation, governance, international development, international political economy and public engagement with politics. Sheffield has always been a very respectable first choice for ambitious students. Now we're taking it to the next level.


About the course

Security, human rights, trade and economy, global health risks. We’re all interconnected now and this presents new challenges.
How do we live together? Answering that question needs new kinds of research and new kinds of teaching, like this masters - the only one of its kind in the UK.
We teach the course in partnership with colleagues from Sheffield's highly respected School of Law. You'll investigate the crossover between law and politics, with an emphasis on internationalism.
Lectures and seminars cover common intellectual themes around issues such as human rights and the implications of international law, justice and democracy.
We'll give you training in research methods. You'll use those skills to research and write a dissertation on a subject that you’re passionate about.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee

The annual fee for Home/EU students starting in 2015 is £6500.00.

Not specified
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Core modules

  • Politics of International Law

Optional modules

Choose three modules, with at least one from each discipline.


  • Contemporary Global Security
  • The Political Economy of Globalisation
  • Democratisation
  • Global Governance.


  • EU Constitutional Law
  • EU Social Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Philosophical, Moral and Legal Foundations of International Human Rights
  • Law of International Organisations
  • Principles of International Law
  • Legal Research Methods
  • International Environmental Law
  • Freedom, Security and Criminal Justice in the EU


All taught modules (not the dissertation) are taught in seminars.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

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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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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