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.
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.
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International Development newsletter
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International Development Newsletter 2013 [PDF 1.75MB]
International Development at Sussex brochure
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International Development at Sussex brochure [PDF 2.61MB]