International Development

Postgraduate study

You'll join a lively and enthusiastic community of postgraduate students, in a department ranked first in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022). Whether you're a Masters or PhD student, we have the learning resources and study support network to help you succeed at Sussex, and in your future career.

Key facts about International Development at Sussex
  • you study in a department renowned for its cutting-edge research and high-profile research centres. We link development to other global issues such as migration, human rights and security. Find out more about our research
  • you work alongside faculty with expertise in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. See our faculty
  • you benefit from a programme of guest lectures, research seminars and other events. These cover a range of global political and development-related issues
  • you have the chance to go on research placements with partner organisations around the world. Find out about careers
  • our MSc in Social Research Methods is specifically designed to provide 1+3 training for those intending to move directly from a Masters course to doctoral study in relevant disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. It can also be taken as a stand-alone one-year course
  • Sussex offers English language and academic preparation for international students studying Masters courses. Find out more about our Pre-Masters for international students and Pre-Masters in International Relations and International Development.