The Department of International Relations has a lively and enthusiastic community of postgraduate students.
International Relations at Sussex is well-established over four decades and includes many distinguished scholars among its past and present faculty who have undertaken consultancy and commissioned work in a range of fields, including human rights, development studies, and security. Many of our graduates find employment in these fields, within which we have very strong international networks.
Our faculty are leading scholars and you will be exposed to ideas that are at the cutting edge of the discipline: international relations at Sussex is ranked 7th in the UK for the quality of its research and publications in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
We have regional expertise that covers Europe and North America, the Middle East, East Asia, South Asia and Latin America.
Consistent with the University as a whole, we are committed to interdisciplinary study and a high standard of teaching. Teaching is conducted in small groups allowing for greater individual attention and enabling a close and rigorous analysis of problems.
In addition to attending weekly lectures and seminars, you are encouraged to participate in the regular Department of International Relations research seminars and guest lectures.
Our staff and students come from a range of countries, so studying international relations at Sussex is an international experience in every sense.
If you are considering studying for a degree in International Relations at Sussex, feel free to contact us to talk it over. We are happy to meet with potential applicants to discuss any aspect of the process and more specifically what you can expect if you choose to study here. For more information about our postgraduate degrees, refer to our 2013 Postgraduate Prospectus and also contact our MA Convenor at E email@example.com.