Department of Politics

Undergraduate study

You can choose from a wide range of single and joint honours Politics courses, learn from nationally-recognised experts, develop career skills through our Westminster internship programme, and get involved in politics through our Politics society and politics trips.

Key facts about Politics at Sussex
  • You can choose from courses including single honours Politics and joint honours courses. If you choose a single honours course you can study elective modules from subjects such as international relations, philosophy, history, and international development
    If you choose a joint honours course, your modules will be split equally between two departments
  • You will learn from academics who are not only experts in their field but who have won national teaching awards
  • If you are a single honours student, you can gain work experience in politics through a Westminster internship in your final year where you work for an Member of Parliament (MP)
  • You can experience politics in other countries, by going on trips organised by the department to Berlin and Paris
  • You can join the Politics society to attend talks and events on the latest political issues, hear from renowned speakers, and contribute to the undergraduate politics journal
  • You will gain transferable skills through modules in policy analysis, and research skills and methods in political science.
  • You will have access to Canvas the University's cloud-based online study platform.