School of Global Studies

Prospective students

The School of Global Studies is a global hub at the heart of the University. Our engaged research and critical pedagogy address the most pressing global issues of our times – global inequalities and injustices, climate and environmental change, war and peace, global health and financial crises, intolerance and discrimination.

Our mission is to generate knowledge and understanding that can make a difference, for a fairer, safer, more sustainable and more inclusive world.

Global Studies at Sussex is unique

The School
is home to the departments of Anthropology, Geography, International Relations, and International Development. Recognising that complex problems call for imaginative, interdisciplinary approaches, we bring together experts from across the natural and social sciences.

It is not just what we work on that makes Global Studies unique at Sussex, but how we work. Challenging orthodoxies, we collaborate across departments and fuse insights from different academic traditions. Our teaching and research are inspired by our commitment to scholarship that is engaged, critical and oriented towards making a difference.

Our students are unique. We prize the fact that so many of those who study with us go on to use the critical knowledge and skills gained at Sussex to bring about change in the world. Reflecting our global perspective, both our staff and students come from diverse cultural, ethnic and national backgrounds.

Whether you are completing your A-levels or looking to return to education for a postgraduate degree, we have a course that suits you. We strive to attain excellence in teaching through inclusive, research-led, and globally-focused curricula that prepares you for highly stimulating and rewarding careers.

As an undergraduate you can study:

We offer these degrees as single honours courses, but also as a whole variety of joint honours courses. You can also study a language alongside your degree, undertake a professional placement, or take up a term of year of Study Abroad

Postgraduate study:

We also offer a wide range of MA/MSc Masters programmes which engage with the big issues and global challenges of today's world. Whether you are interested in climate change, migration, security, human rights or health, there is something for you in our School.

We also offer the opportunity for you to join our world-leading and dynamic postgraduate research community by engaging in a PhD.