The Centre for the Study of Corruption

The Centre for the Study of Corruption (CSC) is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research and teaching on corruption, widely recognised for combining cutting-edge academic approaches and research with practical experience of how corruption can be addressed in the real world.

Research excellence, shared with our students

The CSC is the UK's first academic centre dedicated to interdisciplinary research and teaching on corruption, based at the University of Sussex. Our research activities are based around four themes:

  • Corruption in Politics
  • Corruption in International Business
  • Corruption in Sport
  • Corruption in Geographical Context – with particular strengths in the UK, Germany and Eastern Europe, China and Africa.

We pass on this expertise to our students by teaching undergraduate modules as well as offering two specialist Masters courses in Corruption and Governance – including an online course you can study from anywhere.

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