International Development

Undergraduate study

Learn from academics who are making a difference to the world’s communities and explore the challenges involved in reducing global poverty and inequality. At Sussex, we train you for a career in the field, from learning the theory behind development, to gaining practical experience.

Key facts about International Development at Sussex
  • we are ranked first in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).
  • our expertise and international reputation means you benefit from talks and careers advice from leading development practitioners who regularly visit our department
  • you gain a global perspective through our teaching and research expertise. You'll also join our international student community
  • you can study abroad or go on an international work placement, where you immerse yourself in different cultures and communities
  • expand your knowledge, stand out from the crowd and develop your own specialisms by participating in a wide range of activities beyond the classroom. You can join the Sussex International Development Society, participate in student-organised seminars and film series, attend the weekly Sussex Development Lectures or volunteer at a local or international organisation
  • you gain practical skills, which are highly sought after by employers. Our graduates have gone on to work for international organisations and NGOs including Oxfam, the UN and the British Red Cross. Find out more about careers.