IntegrationREF 2021

We are proud and delighted with our performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021).

Visit our Research page to see the details - and the University's REF 2021 web page for the University's position as a whole.

See also the Education impact case studies that contributed to our success.

Industry links and placements

Benefit from our Department's links with over 100 institutions across the South East of England, such as Reigate Sixth Form College in Surrey, Roedean School in Brighton or the Knole Academy in Sevenoaks, Kent.

We've been working with local primary and secondary schools for more than 45 years and we recognise the value of school-based teacher training.

This means you take placements as part of your course, whether you're taking an undergraduate degree or studying at postgraduate level - so you can gain real-world experience in the classroom before you graduate.

Learn more about placements

Experts in international education and development

Your studies at Sussex benefit from our faculty's renowned expertise in the area of international education and development.

Our Department hosts the Centre for International Education (CIE), whose research has contributed to Sussex’s position as 1st in the world for Development Studies for the last seven years (2017-23) by the QS World University Rankings.

Teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses is informed by our research within the CIE, and you can choose to focus on this area by taking:

Your studies are also informed by research within our other two research centres - the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research - as well as the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth, which we co-host with the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

Discover our research

Courses for Qualified Teacher Status

You can achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through a number of routes at Sussex.

Choose from our wide range of PGCEs in primary or secondary education, or gain your QTS through the School Direct route.

With our high-quality teacher training courses, you can be confident that you'll graduate well prepared for your teaching career. 

If you're already an experienced teacher but you're not qualified, you can achieve QTS via our assessment-only route.

And successful graduates of our Early Years Education MA - free to take for Home/EU students - earn an MA and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) within a year.

Browse our postgraduate courses


Community and ongoing support

Join our Department and study in a supportive, collaborative community.

Our interdisciplinary approach means you can work across subject areas to develop innovative ideas. There are lots of opportunities to work closely with the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

See also our Continuing Professional Development web pages for details about the 'International CPD' we are engaged with, 'CPD for Partnership Teachers' through out Initial Teacher Education team and 'Widening Participation Consultancy.

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