School of Law, Politics and Sociology

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.

Professor Andrew SandersProfessor Andrew Sanders
Head of School 

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. 

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. 

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’.

Information for current staff and students

Athena SwanECU Gender Equality Charter Mark: Bronze Award Holder
Addressing gender inequalities and imbalance in the arts, humanities and social sciences

Contact us

School of Law, Politics and Sociology
Freeman Building G41
University of Sussex
Falmer
Brighton
BN1 9QE

T: +44 (0)1273 678655
F: +44 (0)1273 873162
E: lps@sussex.ac.uk

For contact details of individual members of staff, refer to the people and contacts page.

Latest events

  • 23 October 2017

    Tour of The Keep

  • 23 October 2017

    Tour of The Keep

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