Choose to start in September 2021 or January 2022

International Development (Global Studies) PhD

International Development (Global Studies) PhD

Key information

Duration:
Up to 4 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date:
Choose to start in September 2021 or January 2022
Apply by:
1 month before start (UK), 3 months before start (international)

I came to Sussex for the expertise in International Development. My (then potential) supervisors helped me create a robust project plan and funding application. I was awarded one of the ESRC’s 1+3 studentships for my Masters and PhD.

SARAH-JANE PHELAN
International Development (Global Studies) PhD
Social Research Methods MSc graduate
1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) – join our lively community of doctoral researchers and address some of the most important current issues in international development.
 
Our PhD is among the most diverse in the world, in terms of supervisors and students, and topics being researchedAll our doctoral projects engage with the global challenges that face societies across the world todayYou’ll work with a range of experts from across the natural and social sciences whose cutting-edge original research has made a significant impact on individuals, institutions and societies around the world.
 
In the School of Global Studies, we host one of the UK’s largest doctoral research communities in International Development, and here students have a voice and an identity!

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Areas of study

Our research interests are in fields such as:

  • environment, resources and mobilisation
  • gender, sexuality and conflict
  • human rights and welfare
  • humanitarian design and citizen aid
  • markets, labour and finance
  • migration and mobility.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% of overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado/Titulo with a minimum final mark of at least 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a minimum final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second class lower division or CGPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 62%-80% depending on your university.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad' and a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a minimum final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Denmark

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 7 (Fair Performance).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a university with a minimum overall grade of at least 70%.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with a minimum final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a minimum final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a public university with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Ptychion from an AEI with a minimum final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with a minimum CGPA of 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a minimum final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Diploma di Laurea with a minimum overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or 75%.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/CGPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with a minimum overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 2.5/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Four-year bachelors degree with a minimum overall grade of 65% or Masters with a minimum 55%.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum of at least 70% or CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors with a minimum final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 12/20 from a public university or 14/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with a minimum of 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (honours) degree with a minimum second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.5 or 2.8/4.3 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 2/4 or 6/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors Special degree with a minimum lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licence or Diplôme with a minimum 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 65%-75% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.5 -2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Lisans Diplomasi with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.6 - 2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

169 overall, including at least 160 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

169 overall, including at least 160 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Research proposal

You must write an outline research proposal of two to three pages indicating the nature, ambition and primary questions of your research project. Find out how to write a research proposal.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

How to apply

If you’d like to join us as a research student, there are two main routes:

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and personal life. For details about part-time study, contact us at globalresearch@sussex.ac.uk

PhD or MPhil?

You can choose to study for a PhD or an MPhil. PhD and MPhil degrees differ in duration and in the extent of your research work.

  • For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.
  • For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Our supervisors

Underpinning our vision of development is a quest for social justice and equality – it’s our explicit aim to support projects promoting inclusion and diversity across the globe.” Professor Geert De Neve 
Professor of Social Anthropology and South Asian Studies

Funding and fees

How can I fund my course?

Funded projects and scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals. Don’t miss out on scholarships – check the specific application deadlines for funding opportunities. Note that funded projects aren’t available for all our PhDs.

Applying for USA Federal Student Aid?

If any part of your funding, at any time, is through USA federal Direct Loan funds, you will be registered on a separate version of this degree which does not include the possibility of distance learning which is prohibited under USA federal regulations. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid.

Part-time work

We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.

Find out more about careers and employability

How much does it cost?

Fees for self-funding students

Home students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2021/22. Fees will become available once set by United Kingdom Research and Innovation.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2021/22. Fees will become available once set by United Kingdom Research and Innovation.

International students: £18,500 per year for full-time students

Home PhD student fees are set at the level recommended by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) annually, rising in line with inflation. Overseas fees are subject to an annual increase - see details on our tuition fees page

Additional costs

Note about additional costs

Please note that all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Activities may be subject to unavoidable change in response to Government advice. We'll let you know at the earliest opportunity. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student here.

Empirical research costs

On top of your PhD fees and living costs, you may also need to cover some research and training costs, relevant to your research project. These costs will depend on your research topic and training needs, but may include:

- travel (to archives, collections or scientific facilities)
- a laptop
- overseas fieldwork costs (travel and accommodation, and language training)
- conference costs (travel, registration fees and accommodation)
- laboratory consumables and workshop materials
- participant costs
- transcription or translation costs
- open-access publication costs.

If you have a scholarship from one of the UK Research Councils, your scholarship should cover these types of costs. You'll receive details of how to claim this additional funding.

If you're self funded, or if your scholarship doesn’t cover these costs, check with the Research and Enterprise Co-ordinator in your School for details of School or Doctoral School funding that may be available.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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