The Department of Politics offers an exciting, cutting-edge learning environment with an impressive track record of internationally recognised research.
Politics is about human beings expressing and settling their differences. Those differences might be about the distribution of resources or involve the clash of ideas or identities. Without some means of channeling, negotiating and resolving those conflicts, living alongside each other in relative peace would be impossible. Understanding them, then, is vital. Studying politics gives you that understanding and extends what you already know of your own country and continent to the rest of the world.
And if you're interested in international relations as well as politics, Sussex allows you pursue both interests via a joint degree. You can also study politics alongside other subjects like history, sociology, philosophy, law and economics.
Whichever degree you choose, you'll get to live and study alongside a diverse, dynamic but balanced mix of students from the UK, the rest of Europe and overseas.