University of Sussex

Politics University of Sussex Degree level: Undergraduate

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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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB - ABB You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
P: 0 credits
The Access to HE Diploma should be in the humanities or social sciences.
Scottish Higher AAABB - AABBB If you are taking Advanced Highers we would normally expect you to have at least BBB.
Extended Project 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 Admissions at ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 34 points


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Including at least 6.0 in each component.
PTE Academic 62.0 Including at least 56 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT) 88.0 TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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. The UK Government has confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be charged at the Home fee rate for the duration of their course, even if the UK exits the European Union during that period (see www.gov.uk/government/news/further-financial-support-for-uk-and-eu-students).

Provider information

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University of Sussex
Sussex House
Brighton
BN1 9RH


Clearing contact details

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Course contact details

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