The History Department at Sussex is a stimulating and friendly place to study with a long-standing reputation for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research. For nearly fifty years, we have been a leading part of the university and continue to offer a wide range of undergraduate courses that aim to challenge our students and teach them to think critically about the past, present and future. We believe history matters: understanding how we got here is essential both for making sense of the world around and planning its future.
With these goals in mind, the department offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (see the current prospectus for full details) and we also have a lively community of doctoral students working on a diverse range of topics.
The department has an international reputation for research in many different areas, from the history of everyday life, to poverty and social exclusion, gender and the family, environmental history and the history of science, business and international history, and the history of political thought and political culture.If you want to find out more about history at Sussex, come to an open day, or request a copy of our current prospectus.
The History department is a member of CLIOH-WORLD, a new Erasmus Network for European History.