School of Law, Politics and Sociology


Studying Politics at Sussex brings you into one of the most vibrant and successful departments in the country.

Professor Dan Hough
Head of Politics

Politics is at the heart of everything we do.

Politics is about people expressing and settling their differences. Those differences might be about the distribution of resources or involve the clash of ideas or identities. Without a means of channeling, negotiating and resolving those conflicts, living alongside each other in relative peace would be impossible. 

Politics is about who exercises power. Studying politics means understanding where power lies in government institutions as well as considering the sometimes transformative power of political protest. 


Key contacts

Head of Department

Professor Dan Hough
T +44 (0) 1273 877648

Course Coordinator

Mr James Dowling
T +44 (0)1273 678578

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