Research at Sussex

A key role for universities in the UK is to work with organisations of all kinds to consider and respond to today's world issues and the long term challenges for society as a whole.

The breadth of multidisciplinary research at Sussex reflects our understanding of and engagement with such key issues and challenges. Always looking to the future, we focus on excellence, and our ability to cross traditional research boundaries provides the foundation for a unique approach to developing new directions in the search for knowledge and innovation.

If you are interested in our research please contact us for more information. We work collaboratively with many organisations at a local, national and international level, and welcome enquiries, ideas and project proposals from external partners.

Research showcase

All of our academic Schools continually develop distinctive areas of research excellence, and details of the best of our current projects and progammes are available via the web pages of each School or Department listed below:

School of Business and Management (BMEc)

A unique research focused business school which includes the Department of Business and Management, Department of Economics, and SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit. BMEc takes a strong policy-directed view on business practices, while also developing the underlying core disciplines.

For more information, refer to the research web pages on the following websites:

School of Education and Social Work

With a strong commitment to high quality research, the School produces influential, world-leading reports that shape professional policy and practice nationally and internationally.

For more information, refer to the research web pages on the following websites:

School of Engineering and Informatics

Includes the Department of Engineering and Department of Informatics.

Renowned for their strong record in research and the international reputation of their work, researchers are working on collaborative projects involving a wide variety of academic, institutional and commercial partners.

For more information, refer to the research web pages on the following websites:

School of English

Supporting a wide variety of specialist researchers with interests ranging from Early Modern culture through to linguistics, drama and twenty-first century literature. 

For more information refer to research showcase in the School of English

School of Global Studies

Committed to inspiring and curiosity-driven research that strives to find creative solutions for some of the key social, economic, political and cultural challenges facing the world today.

For more information refer to research in the School of Global Studies

School of History, Art History and Philosophy

Supporting world-leading research across all areas of the School.

For more information, refer to the research web pages on the following websites:

School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Engaging with timely, complex and interesting issues from prison reform to globalisation, pharmaceutical regulation, gender and family law, the European Union, the politics of citizenship and migration, international law and justice, bureaucracy and institutional leadership, health, social turbulence, human rights and crime.

For more information, refer to the research web pages on the following websites:

School of Life Sciences

Research activities are organized around five subject Groups : Chemistry; Evolution, Behaviour and Environment; Genome Damage and Stability; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and Neuroscience. Collaboration opportunities and cross-disciplinary research cut across these groups at all levels.

For more information refer to research in the School of Life Sciences.

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Bringing together two outstanding and progressive departments: the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy - and delivering new and challenging opportunities for faculty and students.

For more information, refer to the research web pages on the following websites:

School of Media, Film and Music

A School which is internationally respected for research and teaching excellence.

For more information, refer to the research web pages on the following websites:

School of Psychology

The School is organised into four research groups; Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology and Social and Applied Psychology. Each research group collaborates  with a variety of public and private organisations, and participates in multidisciplinary centres of excellence worldwide.

For general information refer to research in the School of Psychology

For descriptions of individual research projects and research carried out by former Psychology doctoral students, please see School of Psychology Showcase.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)

Through a unique combination of expertise, BSMS is aiming to improve medical treatment, answer fundamental biomedical and clinical questions and deliver more personalised healthcare to patients.

For more information refer to research at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School