Welcome to International Relations at Sussex

International Relations is a fast-growing subject, reflecting the speed with which the world is changing.

We're renowned for challenging the mainstream approach to International Relations and as a student, you don't just learn about international institutions, you explore what the international system is, has been and could be. 

Professor Gurminder K Bhambra: newly elected Fellow of the British Academy

Gurminder K Bhambra

An esteemed Sussex academic and alumna who is recognised as an expert on the history and impact of European colonialism and understandings of modernity, , Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

She joins over 1,400 leading minds that make up the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Her election recognises her outstanding contribution to the humanities and social sciences.


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.


Statement by the Department of International Relations, University of Sussex

A statement following the (social) media and email campaign after the publication of Is Securitization Theory Racist? Civilizationism, methodological whiteness, and antiblack thought in the Copenhagen School and the rejoinder Racism and responsibility – The critical limits of deepfake methodology in security studies: A reply to Howell and Richter-Montpetit.


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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