The study of international development has never been more popular or more important. It is concerned not only with addressing global poverty and inequality, but also social and cultural transformation and moral and religious values. Sussex is one of the largest and longest established centres for the study of international development in the world. We engage with numerous development challenges, including migration and poverty, human rights, corporate social responsibility and environmental management.
Why International Development at Sussex?
Leading centre to study development
International Development at Sussex brings together Anthropology, Geography, International Relations, Economics, Sociology and History to provide you with an integrated approach to development issues. Our international reputation means leading development practitioners regularly visit campus, giving talks and providing career advice. Our staff are also practically engaged in development issues
Sussex understands the need for graduates to gain a global perspective and so we encourage our undergraduate students to either study abroad, take up international work placements or compete for a bursary to fund international summer projects. Recent projects have included establishing an NGO in Rwanda, training chefs in India, teaching in Tanzania, and delivering a course on football refereeing, also in East Africa.
A vibrant international student community
We are proud to recruit lively, passionate and proactive students. From the Sussex International Development Society, student organised seminars and film series to local and international volunteering, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved. Check out the SIDS (Student International Development Society) Facebook page
Sussex graduates in development are found across a wide range of international organisations and NGOs, including Oxfam, the UN and the British Red Cross. Sussex alumni include the former UK Minister for International Development, Hilary Benn, and senior civil servants and policy makers across a number of countries.
Autumn Term Events
Sussex Development Lectures
Chichester Lecture Theatre – Thursdays at 5pm
Migration Research Seminars
Wednesdays 4.30-6pm Global Resource Centre
Justice, Violence and Rights Seminars
Wednesdays 3.00-5pm A71 (n.b. not every week)
Also see our affiliated departments’ research seminars:
Mondays 4.00-5.30pm C233
Anthropology Research Seminars
Tuesdays 2.30-4.00 Global Resource Centre
Economics Research in Progress Seminars
Mondays 4.00-6pm Fulton 107
Climate-development-energy policy related seminars
Download the schedule: Climate-development-energy policy related seminars, Spring term 2013 [PDF 118.53KB]
NGENDER Doctoral Seminars
Tuesdays 1-2pm Silverstone 327
Download the NGENDER Schedule: NGENDER Programme Spring 2013 [PDF 29.27KB]
Film Series: Development, Business & Corporate Social (ir)Responsibility
Mondays 5-7pm in Fulton 1A
Download the schedule: Film Series 2013 [PDF 205.88KB]
Where we do research
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Read our Student/Alumni Blogs
Africa in minature
Hannah Holtby, a second-year International Development student who has volunteered over the summer with Self Reliance Promoters in Cameroon
Cycling through ...
Julian Sayarer, IR and Development Studies alumnus and record-holding round the world cyclist
A year of learning about disaster response...
Leah Cowan: IR and Development Studies alumna and disaster response trainee
Eat, Play, Study....a mature students journey through Mexico!
Susan Kent: Development Studies Student on Study Abroad in Mexico City