The School of Global Studies provides a vibrant and international learning environment for students interested in global issues, whether you are just completing your A-levels in the UK, already have professional experience, or are coming from another country or continent.
We are committed to excellent teaching that is research-led, internationally-focused, and leads to worthwhile and stimulating careers.
In common with the broader Sussex approach to learning, we also encourage you to think ‘outside the box’, by taking elective courses from other subjects in your first and second years, by studying abroad at one of our international partner institutions, and by linking your studies to practical actions outside the classroom.
The School’s undergraduate teaching is focused on five major programmes (BA Anthropology, BA/BSc Geography, BA International Relations and BA International Development). Across all of these programmes, it is possible to:
- Study a language – including Chinese, French and Spanish (courses in Arabic are also under discussion).
- Study abroad – at partner institutions in the EU, US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore (opportunities in India and Africa are also being explored). More deatils can be found on the International and Study Abroad pages.
- Undertake a professional placement in the UK or overseas. Apply your knowledge to relevant work experience, acquire new and develop existing skills and improve your employability. More details are on the Professional Placements pages.
- Gain practical experience – through School-based schemes such as the ‘Geography Ambassadors Scheme’ and the ‘Nicola Anderson Bursary’, as well as the University’s ‘Junior Research Bursaries’, students have been involved in volunteering in schools, establishing new community projects and enterprises, and collaborating in faculty research.