Sussex European Institute



The SEI welcomes candidates wishing to conduct doctoral research in the following areas of our core research expertise:

  • Comparative Politics – particularly the comparative study of political parties, and public policy. Country and regional specialisms include France, Germany, Western Europe, Poland/Eastern Europe, India, East Asia
  • European Integration – particularly the political economy of European integration, the domestic politics of European integration, including Euroscepticism, and European security and external relations policy
  • The Politics of Migration and Citizenship – particularly migration policy, the politics of immigration in Europe, and the politics of race and ethnicity
  • Corruption, Anti-corruption and Governance – particularly the comparative study of anti-corruption initiatives
  • British Politics – particularly party politics, public policy, modern British political and cultural history, and immigration

The University of Sussex has been made a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Applications are invited for ESRC doctoral studentships for UK applicants (fees and maintenance grants) or applicants from other EU member states (fees only). Applications are also invited for Sussex School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS) partial fee-waiver studentships for applicants from both the UK/EU and non-EU states.

Potential applicants should send a CV and research proposal to Dr James Hampshire (