Sussex Perspectives on International Development (L2144)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

The module will provide you with a foundation of international development, providing an explanation of key concepts in development studies. You’ll explore then illustrate a concept through examples from the research experience of Sussex lecturers from the International Development faculty – giving you an opportunity to draw on the first-hand research about real places and real issues.

You’ll be introduced to diverse approaches defining and understanding development through interrogation of concepts such as:

  • globalisation
  • war
  • aid
  • states
  • markets
  • community
  • civil society.


69%: Lecture
31%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 40 hours of contact time and about 110 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: