Sussex ranked first in the world for Development Studies

QS University Rankings 2016-17


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Global Horizons
New inter-disciplinary journal produced by Global Studies students at Sussex

Global HorizonsThis journal is a space of representation and recognition, demonstrating to students and non-students alike the exemplar works that are produced by undergraduate Global Studies students at the University of Sussex. The journal is inter-disciplinary by the nature of its diverse contributors, reflecting the pedagogical and methodological approach the School of Global Studies adopts more generally. Through compiling papers that deal with pressing global issues in such a way, we seek to generate and disseminate knowledge and understanding that can make a difference, for a fairer, safer, more sustainable and more inclusive world.

Read the journal: Global Horizons

New Dhaba display
Connecting the Margin: Work, Life & Migration in an Indian Craft Industry

Imagination & Migration: Journeys to the Gulf

This photo exhibition focuses on everyday life in a Muslim woodworking industry in the North-Indian city of Saharanpur. The ethnographic research, among primarily male craftworkers, was conducted over 1 ½ years and involved participating in everyday life, learning woodwork, living and migrating with craftspeople.


Beth Munro, BA in International Development, talks about why she chose Sussex

Beth Munro
Beth Munro graduated on 20 July with a first class BA degree in International Development (with a Study Abroad year) (with French).

Here she talks about why she chose Sussex, her involvement with a project to promote politics in schools, and how her time here has shaped her plans for the future.


A global hub at the heart of Sussex University

A global hub at the heart of Sussex University, the School of Global Studies addresses the most pressing global issues of our times – global inequalities and global justice, climate and environmental change, war and peace, global health and finance crises, intolerance and discrimination.

The University of Sussex was ranked first in the world for development studies and we are in the world’s top 100 universities for all four disciplines in the School of Global Studies (QS University Rankings 2017).

Shaping the world

Postgraduate Study Sussex is a top UK university whose research and teaching really does shape the world we live in. In the words of our first Vice-Chancellor, John Fulton, we help our students to ‘make the future.’

We offer a range of postgraduate courses. Fourteen of these are based wholly in Global Studies and a further six are taught in partnership with other schools and units on campus.

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