This course starts in 2020

Philosophy and Sociology BA (Hons)

Philosophy and Sociology BA (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
3 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
AAB-ABB
UCAS code:
VL53
Start date:
September 2020
  • 96% of our Department of Philosophy graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)

By combining Philosophy and Sociology, you'll gain the skills to critically analyse today’s society, and to tackle its biggest issues.

Philosophy encourages you to consider universal questions about human behaviour. In Sociology, you look at how they’re dealt with now in our legal, political and cultural systems.

Your studies of both subjects take a progressive approach. You’re taught by expert researchers who influence ground-breaking debate. And you join a community that is philosophically and politically engaged.

Studying Philosophy at Sussex has been a great experience. I love debating with other students in seminars.”Lauren Trott
Philosophy BA 

Entry requirements

A-level

Typical offer

AAB-ABB

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Extended Project Qualification

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

Other UK qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer

Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 24-27 credits at Distinction

Subjects

Humanities or Social Sciences.

Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes)

Typical offer

D3, M1 and M2 in the Pre-U

If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects, we would expect you to have a grade A in the A-level and D3 and M2 in the two Pre-Us.

If you have two A-levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects, we would normally expect you to have grades AB in the two A-levels and D3 in the Pre-U. 

 

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (*A-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

32-34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

Typical offer

Grade A in A-level, plus DM in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (*A-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels

Typical offer

Grades AB in A-levels plus Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate. 

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (*A-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Typical offer

DDD

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (*A-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Scottish Highers

Typical offer

AAABB-AABBB

Additional requirements

If you are taking Advanced Highers we would normally expect you to have at least BBB.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Typical offer

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-level grades AAB – ABB

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs A*-C (9-4), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

32-34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer

Overall result of at least 77% to 80%.

Other international qualifications

Australia

Typical offer

Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and between 92% to 88% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER, or a Queensland OP of 3 to 4 or better.

 

 

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Austria

Typical offer

Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of between 1.8 to 2.0 or better for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Belgium

Typical offer

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bulgaria

Typical offer

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects).

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Typical offer

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75% from 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses.

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AAABB-AABBB from 5 grade 12 courses.

We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Typical offer

We usually do not accept Senior High School Graduation for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

However, we may consider you if you have studied one year or more of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution, or if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year.

If you have the Senior High School Graduation, you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Croatia

Typical offer

Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of between 4.5 and 4.2

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Typical offer

Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of between 19 /20 and 18.5 /20 will be considered for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Czech Republic

Typical offer

Maturita with a good overall average.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Denmark

Typical offer

Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Finland

Typical offer

Pass Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result of at least EEEM

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Typical offer

French Baccalauréat with overall final result of at least 13/20 to 14/20.

Germany

Typical offer

German Abitur with an overall result of 1.8 to 2.0 or better.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Typical offer

Apolytirion with an overall average of at least 18.5 will be considered for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Typical offer

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 5, 4 to 5, 4, 4 from three subjects including two electives

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis

Hungary

Typical offer

Erettsegi/Matura with a good average of at least 55544.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Typical offer

Standard XII results

  • 80% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)  
  • 80% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
  • 80% HSC Higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

 

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Typical offer

High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ireland

Typical offer

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H1,H1,H2,H2,H3 to H1,H2,H2,H3,H3.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis

Israel

Typical offer

Bagrut, with at least 8/10 in at least six subjects, including one five-unit subject.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Typical offer

Italian Diploma Di Maturità or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato with a final Diploma mark of between 81/100 and 85/100.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Typical offer

Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate is suitable for entry to our Foundation Years. Find out more about Foundation Years.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Latvia

Typical offer

Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lithuania

Typical offer

Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Luxembourg

Typical offer

Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Typical offer

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  AAB-ABB, Matriculation with a least a grade of 3.5 or UEC with an overall average grade B3 (75%).

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Netherlands

Typical offer

Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average of at least 7.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Typical offer

You are expected to have one of the following:

  • Higher National Diploma
  • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
  • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
  • Advanced Diploma

You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Typical offer

Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of between 4 to 4.5

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Typical offer

 You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies. 

You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC).  You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

 

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Poland

Typical offer

Pass Matura with least 3 Extended level subjects in the 75th percentile.

 

Portugal

Typical offer

Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark of between 17/20 and 18/20.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Romania

Typical offer

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of 8.5.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Typical offer

A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Slovakia

Typical offer

Pass Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Maturita)  with an average grade of 1.8 from 4 subjects. 

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

Slovenia

Typical offer

Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 25 points overall.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Typical offer

National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Typical offer

Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result of at least 8.0.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Typical offer

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sweden

Typical offer

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include B grades in the majority of subjects.

 

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Typical offer

Federal Maturity Certificate.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Typical offer

We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

USA

Typical offer

We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades  We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores

Advanced Placement Tests with scores of between 554 to 544.

If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26.

 

 

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

If you are applying for degree-level study we can consider your IELTS test from any test centre, but if you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for an English language or pre-sessional English course (not combined with a degree) the test must be taken at a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)-approved IELTS test centre.

Find out more about IELTS

Other English language requirements

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A – C in English

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

Admissions information for applicants

Transfers into Year 2

Yes. Find out more about transferring into Year 2 of this course. We don’t accept transfers into the third or final year.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

Don’t meet our entry requirements?

If you don't meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house Foundation Year course to prepare you for Year 1 of your chosen degree:

Modules

Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

    Autumn teaching
    Spring teaching

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      Autumn teaching
      Spring teaching

      These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

      Core modules

        Autumn teaching
        Spring teaching

        Options

          Autumn teaching
          Spring teaching

          Study abroad (optional)

          Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you

          Placement (optional)

          A placement is a great way to network and gain practical skills. When you leave Sussex, you’ll benefit from having the experience employers are looking for. Find out more about placements and internships.

          Please note: If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t transfer to the version of this program with an optional study abroad period in any country or optional placement in the USA. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

          These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

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            Autumn teaching
            Spring teaching

            Our staff

            I often start by thinking about a small question. I try to get really precise about it. And then I build from there with the aim of arriving at a general view.”Dr Corine Besson
            Lecturer in Philosophy
            University of Sussex

            Philosophy

            Dr Corine Besson

            Dr Corine Besson

            Senior Lecturer In Philosophy

            Research interests

            Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy, Language & Philosophical Logic

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            Dr Anthony Booth

            Dr Anthony Booth

            Reader in Philosophy

            Research interests

            Applied Philosophy, Epistemic Normativity, Epistemology, Ethics, Ethics of Belief, Gettier Cases, Islamic Epistemology, Philosophy Of Mind

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            Dr Andrew Chitty

            Dr Andrew Chitty

            Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

            Research interests

            Collective action, collective intentionality, constructivism in ethics, Ethics, Fichte, Hegel, Marxism, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, political theory, recognition theory

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            Dr Katerina Deligiorgi

            Dr Katerina Deligiorgi

            Reader in Philosophy

            Research interests

            Aesthetics, Autonomy, Ethics, Free agency, Hegel, Kant, metaethics, norms, Philosophy, reasons, values

            View Katerina Deligiorgi’s profile

            Dr Gordon Finlayson

            Reader in Philosophy

            Research interests

            Critical Theory, German Philosophy, Habermas, Hegel, History Of Philosophy, Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy

            View Gordon Finlayson’s profile

            Prof Michael Morris

            Prof Michael Morris

            Professor of Philosophy

            Research interests

            Aesthetics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Plato, Wittgenstein

            View Michael Morris’s profile

            Dr Mahon O'Brien

            Dr Mahon O'Brien

            Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

            Research interests

            Existentialism, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Philosophy

            View Mahon O'Brien’s profile

            Prof Sarah Sawyer

            Prof Sarah Sawyer

            Professor of Philosophy

            Research interests

            Anti-individualism, conceptual engineering, Content, Empty Names, Entitlement, Epistemology, Externalism, Fiction, Individualism, Internalism, Language & Philosophical Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy Of Mind, Warrant

            View Sarah Sawyer’s profile

            Prof Tanja Staehler

            Prof Tanja Staehler

            Professor in European Philosophy

            Research interests

            Affects, Birth, Continental Aesthetics, Corporeality, Deconstruction, Derrida, Existentialism, Hegel, Heidegger, Husserl, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Dance, Philosophy of History, Plato, Pregnancy

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            Prof Kathleen Stock

            Professor of Philosophy

            Research interests

            Aesthetics, Fiction, Imagination, Interpretation, Philosophy, Philosophy of art, Sexual objectification

            View Kathleen Stock’s profile

            Sociology

            Prof Gerard Delanty

            Prof Gerard Delanty

            Professor of Sociology & Social & Political Thought

            Research interests

            capitalism, Cosmopolitanism, cultural heritage, cultures of sustainability, democracy, historical and political sociology, history and philosophy of the social sciences, modernity, Nationalism, Social and political theory, the idea of Europe

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            Dr Aneira Edmunds

            Dr Aneira Edmunds

            Senior Lecturer in Sociology

            Research interests

            Asylum seeking, citizenship, Cosmopolitanism, Ethnic Politics, Generations, Human Rights, Migration, Muslims and European Politics, Racism

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            Dr Ben Fincham

            Dr Ben Fincham

            Reader in Sociology

            Research interests

            Cycling, death, employment, fun, Gender and Sexuality, Happiness, masculinity, mobilities, suicide, Work

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            Dr Nina Held

            Dr Nina Held

            Research Fellow

            Research interests

            asylum, critical whiteness studies, Feminist theory, gender, geographies of sexualities, Human Rights, Intersectionality, Race, sexuality

            View Nina Held’s profile

            Dr Aleksandra Lewicki

            Dr Aleksandra Lewicki

            Senior Lecturer in Sociology

            Research interests

            citizenship, Critical race theory, equality, Muslims and European Politics, Race and colonialism

            View Aleksandra Lewicki’s profile

            Dr Gillian Love

            Dr Gillian Love

            Teaching Fellow

            Research interests

            Abortion, feminist, gender-based violence, reproduction, Reproductive Justice, Theories of Gender

            View Gillian Love’s profile

            Prof Karen Lowton

            Prof Karen Lowton

            Professor in Sociology (Ageing and Health)

            Research interests

            Ageing, Cystic fibrosis, gerontology, gerontology social work, Health, health and medicine, medical sociology, qualitative research methods, Research Ethics, Transplantation

            View Karen Lowton’s profile

            Prof Jo Moran-Ellis

            Prof Jo Moran-Ellis

            Professor Of Sociology

            Research interests

            Childhood Studies, children's participation, humans and other animals, qualitative research methods, Research approaches

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            Dr Laura Morosanu

            Dr Laura Morosanu

            Senior Lecturer in Sociology

            Research interests

            intra-European mobility, Migrant networks, Migration, Sociology, Transnationalism

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            Prof Alison Phipps

            Prof Alison Phipps

            Professor of Gender Studies

            Research interests

            Feminist theory, Gender and Sexuality, higher education, Laddism, neoliberalism, political sociology, Rape, Reproductive Justice, Sex industry, Sex work, Sexual harassment, sexual violence

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            Prof Susie Scott

            Professor of Sociology

            Research interests

            Erving Goffman, Everyday Life, Existentialism, Self-identity, self-narratives, shyness, Social identities, Social psychology, Sociology, Symbolic Interactionism, total institutions

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            Dr Kathryn Telling

            Dr Kathryn Telling

            Lecturer in Sociology

            Research interests

            credentials, elitism, Feminism, graduate labour market, higher education, humanities, interdisciplinarity, skills and employment, Social class and educational disadvantage, youth transitions

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            Dr Catherine Will

            Dr Catherine Will

            Reader in the Sociology of Science and Technology

            Research interests

            activism, citizenship, Consumer health, ethical consumption, Evidence and Policy, infrastructure politics, material culture and science, non-communicable diseases, Participation and engagement, Politics of (re)distribution and prioritisation, Science And Technology Studies, Social movements, Water Resources

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            Fees

            UK/EU students:
            £9,250 per year
            Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
            £9,250 per year
            International students:
            £18,500 per year
            Study abroad:
            Find out about grants and funding, tuition fees and insurance costs for studying abroad
            Placement:
            Find out about tuition fees for placements

            Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

            Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

            Find out about our terms and conditions

            Scholarships

            Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

            Careers

            Your future career

            By taking a Philosophy and Sociology degree at Sussex, you'll develop key skills in communication, research, critical thinking and analytical skills.

            This means you are prepared for a range of jobs including careers in the Civil Service, government, health and social welfare, or public and human relations.

            Outside the classroom, you can join our student-run Philosophy Society where you:

            • get involved in philosophical debates
            • attend talks by visiting speakers
            • network with other philosophy students.

            Graduate destinations

            Recent Department of Philosophy graduates have gone on to jobs such as:

            • business development executive, Clarify
            • communications coordinator, Fabrica
            • commercial graduate scheme trainee, Firmstep.

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            The environmental changemaker

            Raise your voice on global issues and use that voice to campaign for change – at Sussex, you'll be encouraged to help create a better, more sustainable world. Meet Fred Henderson, who along with two friends, lobbied for the University to set a default web browser, which uses its profits to tackle deforestation.

            Fred Henderson

            Fred’s story

            "Ecosia is a search engine that uses its profits to tackle deforestation around the globe. For every 40 searches Ecosia plants a tree. Imagine how many trees we could plant if every student on campus used Ecosia. My friends, Amber and Erin, and I felt that this was something we needed to make happen.

            "We pitched the idea to the IT department and they loved it, but wanted us to show that there was enough support. So, we ran a Facebook campaign and attended the Freshers Fair to raise awareness. We also pitched the idea to the Vice-Chancellor. Once we’d got the OK from the top, and gathered enough names, things moved quickly.


            Sussex is a consciously green university. It’s given me plenty of opportunities to make myself heard, and I’ve jumped at every one of them.” Fred Henderson
            Ecosia on Campus campaigner

            "Ecosia is now the default browser for every student account at Sussex. In the first month we’d enabled the planting of over 3,000 trees. The impact Sussex is having on the environment with such a simple change is fantastic. And now Ecosia on Campus has turned into an international movement. We’re working with over 30 unis worldwide, helping them to set up their own campaigns.

            "Everyone should campaign for what they believe in, because it’s likely that there are others that want the same change. Sussex is a consciously green University. It’s given me plenty of opportunities to make myself heard, and I’ve jumped at every one of them."

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            Environmental changemaker Fred Henderson, behind the text 'Stand up; Stand out; Stand for something'