International relations

Study at the home of the Institute of Development Studies – the best department for Development Studies in the world*. Browse our international relations modules below, and if you're unsure what to study, follow our top tips for how to choose a module.

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Browse our modules

You can see our full list of international relations modules below.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Not sure how to choose?

Follow our top tips for choosing your modules. You can also find out about our teaching structure, assessment process and how your credits transfer back to your home institution.

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Which school will I study in?

You'll study in the International Relations department, which is part of the School of Global Studies. 

We are one of the largest dedicated International Relations departments in the world.

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Our international relations research

**Our staff are carrying out research in areas including international theory, global political economy, and war, violence and international security. 

Our research influences the way we teach, and you learn from academics at the forefront of their fields.

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Contact us

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 *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020***(Our campus is nine minutes by train from Brighton & Hove) survey by accommodation providers Student Living by Sodexo. Rankings based on full undergraduate degree at Sussex.

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