The Department of Politics offers an exciting, cutting-edge learning environment with an impressive track record of internationally recognised research.
We offer a range of postgraduate taught and research courses, reflecting our Department's strength in comparative politics, European politics, British politics and interdisciplinary European studies. Courses are located under the aegis of the Sussex European Institute (SEI), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the study of European Integration. The Institute has always sought to make significant contributions both to academic research and public policy development, and engages in these broad research fields:
- European integration
- representative politics
- the politics of ethnicity
- citizenship and migration.
SEI was ranked second for European Studies research in the UK in the prestigious Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) of 2008. The Institute has established an international reputation for the quality of its research and study of Europe. It offers a unique academic environment and our staff and students from nearly 30 different countries make up a vibrant and diverse community.