University of Sheffield has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our Department of Politics is one of the very best in the UK. The Times Good University Guide 2018 puts us in the top 10. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks us third in the UK. Staff here pioneered an undergraduate module that’s accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons. The idea has since been imitated all over the world. It’s very important to us that your career gets off to the best possible start. So important, in fact, that we’ve made it part of the course with optional modules in career management skills and entrepreneurship. Our graduates work in government, the charity sector, NGOs, the media and research.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||BTEC Public Services (Uniformed) not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 36 credits M: 9 credits||60 credits overall with Distinctions in 36 Level 3 credits and Merits in 9 Level 3 credits.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||plus A Level grade A|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||plus AA at A Level|
|Extended Project||B||plus grades ABB|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H3|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English and Maths at grade C or grade 4|
To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding