A historical approach is essential if you want to gain a proper understanding of the modern political world. With our History and Politics BA, you develop an in-depth appreciation of the shifting historical context that leads to political change. And at Sussex, you join a politically engaged community. You learn from leading researchers who shape the way we think about the present as well as the past. Why choose this course? Both History and Politics at Sussex are ranked in the top 15 in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). History at Sussex is ranked 1st for the quality of its research outputs (2014 Research Excellence Framework). Choice is key to our degrees. Our modules are global – including the Middle East, Europe, Britain, America, Asia – with thematic options on gender, race, war and popular culture.