Sussex Asia Centre

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The Sussex Asia Centre brings together a lively community of 50 doctoral students. There are postgraduate students across the campus, with particular concentrations of doctoral researchers in the School of Global Studies (anthropology, geography, migration, development and international relations); Institute of Development Studies; School of Education and Social Work; School of History, Art History, and Philosophy; School of Law, Politics, and Sociology; School of Media, Film and Music; and the Science and Policy Research Unit.

A key feature of the Sussex Asia Centre’s dynamics is their interdisciplinary nature.  This crossover of disciplines and the geographical variety of research leads to exciting exchange, collaborations and critiques.  Our doctoral students work across a wide range of Asian contexts and cover issues as diverse as migration, work, media, religion and culture, poverty, sexuality and gender, business, economics, development and policy, science and medicine.  The Centre hosts regular workshops and events hosted to allow our postgraduate community from Departments and Schools across the campus to come together, explore varying areas and ideas, and contribute to the intellectual life of Sussex Asia.

Sussex also provides Masters Courses dealing with a variety of topics.  Engagement with specific issues concerning Asia is an important element of many of these courses.  To join the Sussex community of Asian postdoctoral students, join one of the Sussex MA or MSc postgraduate taught programmes in particular fields, or take the MSc Social Research Methods, a one year programme that leads into doctoral research.