International Development

Why International Development at Sussex?

Study in a department ranked first in the world for development studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 and learn from leading academics who are making a difference to global communities. At Sussex, we support you every step of the way - from succeeding in the classroom to gaining practical experience for your future.

Hear from staff and students about what it is like to study International Development at Sussex in the short video above.

Find out about the experience of Beth Munro, a recent BA International Development (2017) graduate here. Listen to Ken Banks, a BA Social Anthropology and Development graduate (1999), speak about Sussex and his career in development here.

We offer a range of International Development courses to suit you

Undergraduate study

If you do an undergraduate International Development course at Sussex, you can focus exclusively on International Development, or combine International Development with subjects including Geography, International Relations, Anthropology, Economics or Sociology. 

See our undergraduate International Development courses

Postgraduate study

If you are a postgraduate student, we offer both Masters courses and PhD degrees. Our courses can be studied part-time, allowing you to fit your studies around your work and life commitments.

See our postgraduate International Development courses

We prepare you for your future career

Our courses help to prepare you for jobs in development work in agencies, such as:

  • the Department for International Development (DFID)
  • UN organisations
  • international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including Oxfam or Amnesty International
  • charities
  • government agencies
  • community work.

Find out more about careers for undergraduate students

Find out more about careers for postgraduate students 

We have world-leading researchers who teach and support you

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes bring together leading researchers from several disciplines, including anthropology, geography, international relations, economics, sociology and history.

We also have research and postgraduate teaching links with: