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.
Sussex named world’s best for Development Studies in global ranking
Sussex has just been announced as no.1 for Development Studies in the prestigious QS World University Rankings - above Harvard, Manchester, Oxford and the LSE. The rankings combine assessments of reputation, research quality and impact.
For more information and to see the full rankings see the QS World University Rankings site
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
At Sussex we encourage our students to complement the global perspective of our courses with their own experiences through study abroad, international work placements or a bursary to fund international summer projects. Recent student 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
Find out about our latest news by downloading our Departmental newsletter:
International Development Newsletter 2013 [PDF 1.75MB]
International Development at Sussex brochure
For more information about our undergraduate courses and modules download our:
International Development at Sussex brochure [PDF 2.61MB]