Department of Politics

Student experience

You can get involved in a variety of events and talks run by the Sussex Politics Society, go abroad to experience politics in European countries and work for an MP to gain work experience in politics.

Westminster internships

If you are a single honours politics student, you can apply for an internship with a Westminster MP or in local government at Brighton and Hove council in your final year. 

This opportunity allows you to try out what you have learnt in the classroom in the real world of politics and public policy. At the end of the placement you will write a dissertation based on your experience. 

International Politics trips

You can experience trips to Germany and France to learn more about the current political scene and meet politicians and academics there.

Past trips have included visits to the German parliament for discussions with politicians from major political parties as well as to other historical landmarks such as the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and remnants of the Berlin Wall.

If you study French politics, you may have the opportunity to go on study trips to France, with previous trips including visits to Paris to attend debates in the National Assembly on same-sex marriage, quiz politicians at the Communist Party headquarters and visits to the Paris City Hall. 

Sussex Politics Society

The Politics Society is a student-led group which is passionate about politics. 

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