Welcome to Geography at Sussex

Situated next to a national park, close to Brighton and the coast, and just an hour from London, the University of Sussex provides the perfect location to study geography for both undergraduates and postgraduates.  As part of the School of Global Studies, Geography at Sussex also has a unique international outlook, with research, study and career opportunities around the world.

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Undergraduate Course Coordinator

Catherine Senger 
C.Senger@sussex.ac.uk

Postgraduate Course Coordinator

Benjamin Robinson 
bjr26@sussex.ac.ukgeography.pgt@sussex.ac.uk

Global Studies School Office (general enquiries)

E global@sussex.ac.uk
T (01273) 877540
F (01273) 876513

Room C168, Arts Building C, Arts Road,
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9SJ

Sussex first in the world for Development Studies for fifth year running

The University of Sussex has been ranked as best in the world for development studies for the fifth year running, in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject. 

QS 2021

The rankings reflect the quality, impact and range of international development research and courses offered by the University’s School of Global Studies, the University of Sussex Business School, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), School of Media, Film and MusicCentre for International Education (CIE), and the University’s partner the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).  

Sussex has now been number one for development studies for six out of the past seven years. What is more, all four of Global Studies’ departments are ranked in the top 100 in the world and in the top 20 in the UK.

Head of the School of Global Studies, Elizabeth Harrison, said: “It’s fantastic that the exceptional work in development studies carried out at both Sussex and IDS has been recognised yet again. In the School of Global Studies, our concern for social justice is reflected in our wide range of courses for both undergraduates and postgraduates, and in our world-class research. This year more than ever, the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic have thrown this into sharp relief, exposing as they do the ways in which existing global inequalities are reinforced at times of crisis. The work of our researchers, teachers and students seeks to identify routes for positive action in the face of these challenges.”

Read more: High five: University of Sussex named best in the world for development studies for fifth year running

Global Studies - responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

MasksAcademics across the School of Global Studies are drawing on their wide-ranging research expertise to react and inform during the current Coronavirus outbreak.

From providing specialist insight on health policy to writing pieces for the UK and international media on migrant key workers, and debating the impact the virus might have on Brexit, our School’s research in Anthropology, International Relations, International Development and Geography can bring understanding, challenge and perspective to the crisis.

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SussexGlobal - the official blog of the School of Global Studies

SussexGlobal BlogSussexGlobal provides a space where students, faculty, alumni and associates can share research, experiences and opinions in their own words. Our aim is to provide a permanent home for these thoughts and experiences, providing lively and on-going discussions on the most pressing global issues today.

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Geography Department 2021 Seminar Series: Thursdays 1-2pm

Geography Department Seminars Spring 2021 [PDF 121.76KB]


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