University of Sheffield

Politics University of Sheffield Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

University of Sheffield has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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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.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L210
Institution code S18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD BTEC Public Services (Uniformed) not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
60 credits overall in a relevant subject (Business Studies/ Management, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences)
Scottish Higher AAAAB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2
Extended Project B plus grades ABB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD plus A Level grade A
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus AA at A Level

GCSE English and Maths at grade C or grade 4

Entry requirements should also be read alongside our other Admissions policies at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies

English Baccalaureate policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc

A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive.

Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,600 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries – max available £1,250. The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,000 £25,001-£30,000 - £500 £30,001-£40,000 - £250. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are 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. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Provider information

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University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN


Clearing contact details

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01142 228015


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0114 222 8030