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Exciting courses in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex

A postgraduate degree from the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex will enhance your earning potential and maximise your career options by equipping you with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to further your career to the highest level, whether in industry or through research.

Sussex Law School

Sussex Law provides a truly international, stimulating and engaging learning environment. Our range of LLMs offers you a choice from the most important and developing areas of the law, ensuring you have the knowledge and skills to take your career in any direction. Law at Sussex is renowned as a leading centre of research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 91% of our Law research was rated as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. Our research underpins all of our teaching, meaning that you will be taught by some of today's leading lawyers.

Courses offered in the School of Law:

Department of Politics

Studying an MA in the Department of Politics will equip you with the analytical, information and communication skills that a globalised world demands.

You will be taught by members of faculty who are active researchers and experts in the field. The Department houses the Sussex European Institute (SEI) and the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC). The SEI is one of the foremost centres of cutting-edge academic research on contemporary European studies, and the SCSC is Europe's first centre for analysing corruption, and has attracted high profile guest speakers from organisations such as the Ministry of Justice and Transparency International UK.

Courses offered in the Department of Politics:

Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology is a lively department where our research and teaching engage with major trends in society, offering distinctive and critical ways of thinking about the social world. We have a longstanding history and strength in postgraduate study and research in areas such as social theory and gender studies. Our tradition at Sussex is that of critical and interdisciplinary studies, both theoretical and empirical, which make a difference.

Courses offered in the Department of Sociology:

Funding opportunities

The University of Sussex is proud to offer a range of postgraduate funding awards, in order to help talented students to come and study at Sussex. Find out more about funding awards available to you by visiting our funding database.

Brighton campus

All of this, as well as a fabulous campus location - nestled in the South Downs National Park, minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Brighton, 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport and an hour from London - makes Sussex one of the UK's most ideally situated universities.

Sussex Law School


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