University of Sussex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics

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Course summary

About the course While studying politics at Sussex, you will learn about ideas, issues and institutions. You’ll analyse how people defend their interests and how those in power make policy, but are also held to account for their decisions. Working with our UK and international experts, you will study UK politics and compare it with politics in other countries. Brighton is one of the UK’s most politically diverse cities. Our Politics Society welcomes figures from across the political spectrum to talk to you, including current UK politicians such as Caroline Lucas. There’s no substitute for visiting a country and experiencing first-hand how it operates politically. Our four-day Berlin trip allows you to meet politicians in the German Bundestag and discuss politics with German students. You can also apply for our MP internship scheme and gain real-world experience of politics. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

Course details

Modules

See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L200
Institution code:
S90
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
73%
Student satisfaction
35%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
65%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18500 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Politics at University of Sussex - UCAS