School of Law, Politics and Sociology

The School of Law, Politics and Sociology is divided into the following departments - follow the links below to visit a department website.

Welcome from the Head of School

The School of Law, Politics and Sociology brings together the Sussex Law School and the Departments of Politics and Sociology. These three vibrant academic units are all committed to excellence in teaching, and they are all engaged in cutting-edge research.

In both teaching and research the School engages with key issues of contemporary concern, as well as with historical, philosophical and theoretical dimensions of its subject areas. It increasingly draws on the synergies between its three related disciplines.

Teaching

The School of Law, Politics and Sociology offers intellectually rigorous  courses and a rich and rewarding learning environment, providing a wealth of knowledge and experience. The modern Freeman Building, in which the whole School is based, has first class facilities for our students.

Research

The School is home to researchers working across a variety of cutting-edge themes. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 72% of the research done by Politics was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and was 13th in the rankings. In Law 64% of the research was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and the department was rated as 26th (out of over 100) in the country in the power rankings. Sociology returned 100% of its faculty and 67% of its research was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. 

Professor Andrew Sanders
Head of School of Law, Politics and Sociology

School contact

Freeman Building G41
University of Sussex, Falmer
Brighton BN1 9QE, UK

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
T: +44(0)1273 678655
F: +44(0)1273 873162
E: lps@sussex.ac.uk