This course starts in 2019

International Relations and Development BA (Hons)

International Relations and Development BA (Hons)

Clearing 2018 is open. Browse our clearing vacancies now.

Key information

Duration:
3 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
AAB
UCAS code:
LL29
Start date:
September 2019
  • 94% of our Department of International Relations graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016)
  • 1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)

Do you want to discover the bottom-up global challenges of development? And to understand the role of states, international organisations and non-state actors?

Topics covered include global political economy, ethnicity and nationalism. You learn from world-leading experts and choose options to suit your interests.

You'll benefit from the vibrant and interdisciplinary environment in the School of Global Studies. And outside the classroom, you gain insights into global issues through field trips and international placements. You can also attend events organised by Sussex Development Lectures and the Sussex International Development Society.

You’ll not regret studying International Relations and Development because of the standard of teaching and the environment it is taught in.”Aminatu Ismaila Aliyu
International Relations and Development BA 

Entry requirements

A-level

Typical offer

AAB

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Extended Project Qualification

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

Other UK qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer

Pass with at least 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above of which 30 credits must be at Distinction. 

 

Subjects

Humanities or social sciences.

Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes)

Typical offer

D3, M1, M2

If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects we would expect you to have a grade A in the A-level, and D3 and M2 in the two Pre-Us.

If you have two A-levels and a Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subject we would normally expect you to have grades AB in 2 A-levels and D3 in the Pre-U.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

Typical offer

Grade A in A-level, and DM in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects. 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels

Typical offer

Grades AB in A-levels and Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate. 

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Typical offer

DDD

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4  (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Scottish Highers

Typical offer

AAABB

 

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Typical offer

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-level grades AAB

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs A*-C (9-4), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer

Overall result of 80%

Other international qualifications

Australia

Typical offer

Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and over 92% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER, or a Queensland OP of 3 or better.

Additional requirements

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

Austria

Typical offer

Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of at least 1.8  or better.

Additional requirements

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

Belgium

Typical offer

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

Please note

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

Bulgaria

Typical offer

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects).

Please note

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

Canada

Typical offer

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75%  from 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AAABB from 5 grade 12 courses

We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

Additional requirements

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

China

Typical offer

We usually do not accept Senior High School Graduation for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

However, we may consider you if you have studied one year or more of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution, or if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year.

If you have the Senior High School Graduation, you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

Please note

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

Croatia

Typical offer

Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of between a least 4.5.

Additional requirements

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

Cyprus

Typical offer

Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of at least 19/20.

Additional requirements

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

Czech Republic

Typical offer

Maturita with a good overall average.

Please note

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

Denmark

Typical offer

Studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

Additional requirements

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

Finland

Typical offer

Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto with an overall average result in the final matriculation examinations of at least 5.75 

Additional requirements

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

France

Typical offer

French Baccalauréat with an overall final result of at least 14/20 

Germany

Typical offer

German Abitur with an overall result of 1.8 or better.

Additional requirements

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

Greece

Typical offer

Apolytirion with an overall average of at least 18 or 19/20.

Additional requirements

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

Hong Kong

Typical offer

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 5, 4 from three subjects including two electives. 

Additional requirements

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

Hungary

Typical offer

Erettsegi/Matura with a good average of at least 55544

Additional requirements

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

India

Typical offer

Standard XII results

80% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)
80% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
80% HSC higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

Additional requirements

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

Iran

Typical offer

High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate.

Please note

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

Ireland

Typical offer

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H1 H1 H2 H2 H3.

Additional requirements

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

Israel

Typical offer

Bagrut, with at least 8/10 in at least six subjects, including one five-unit subject.

Please note

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

Italy

Typical offer

Italian Diploma di Maturità or Diploma Pass di Esame di Stato with a Final Diploma mark of at least 85/100.

Additional requirements

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

Japan

Typical offer

Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate is suitable for entry to our Foundation Years. Find out more about Foundation Years.

Please note

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

Latvia

Typical offer

Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams.

Please note

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

Lithuania

Typical offer

Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

Please note

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

Luxembourg

Typical offer

Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.

Please note

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

Malaysia

Typical offer

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  AAB, Matriculation with a least a grade of 3.5 or UEC with an overall average grade B3 (75%).

Additional requirements

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

Netherlands

Typical offer

Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average of at least 7.

Please note

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

Nigeria

Typical offer

You are expected to have one of the following:

  • Higher National Diploma
  • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
  • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
  • Advanced Diploma

You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

Please note

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

Norway

Typical offer

Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of at least 4.5.

Additional requirements

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

Pakistan

Typical offer

 You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies. 

You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC).  You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

 

Additional requirements

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

Poland

Typical offer

Matura with three extended-level written examinations, normally scored within the 7th stanine.

Please note

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

Portugal

Typical offer

Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark of at least 18/20.

Additional requirements

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

Romania

Typical offer

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of  9

Additional requirements

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

Singapore

Typical offer

A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

Please note

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

Slovakia

Typical offer

Maturitna Skuska or Maturita with honours, normally including scores of 1 in at least three subjects.

Please note

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

Slovenia

Typical offer

Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 25 points overall.

Additional requirements

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

South Africa

Typical offer

National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

Please note

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

Spain

Typical offer

Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result of at least 8.0.

Additional requirements

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

Sri Lanka

Typical offer

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Please note

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

Sweden

Typical offer

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg with good grades.

Please note

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

Switzerland

Typical offer

Federal Maturity Certificate.

Please note

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

Turkey

Typical offer

We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

USA

Typical offer

We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores

Advanced Placement Tests with scores of 5,5,4 from 3 AP subjects

If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26

Additional requirements

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

My country is not listed

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

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

If you are applying for degree-level study we can consider your IELTS test from any test centre, but if you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for an English language or pre-sessional English course (not combined with a degree) the test must be taken at a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)-approved IELTS test centre.

Find out more about IELTS

Other English language requirements

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: Grade B or above

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 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)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 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.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

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

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in 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 B or above in English as a Second Language

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

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

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 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 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 requirements. 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.

Admissions information for applicants

Transfers into Year 2

Yes. Find out more about transferring into Year 2 of this course. We don’t accept transfers into the third or final year.

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

Don’t meet our entry requirements?

If you don't meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house Foundation Year course to prepare you for Year 1 of your chosen degree:

If you don't have the required language skills for this course you could consider the International Study Centre. The ISC offers a range of foundation courses in combination with English language teaching.

Modules

Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

    Autumn teaching
    Spring teaching

    These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

    Core modules

      Autumn teaching

      Options

        Autumn teaching
        Spring teaching

        Study abroad (optional)

        Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you

        “My year abroad has instilled in me new confidence and enthusiasm. I feel better equipped for my final year.” Eva Brittin-SnellInternational Relations
        Studied abroad at University of Ottawa Canada

        Placement (optional)

        A placement is a great way to network and gain practical skills. When you leave Sussex, you’ll benefit from having the experience employers are looking for. Find out more about placements and internships.

        “Not only did I get to attend meetings at European institutions but I also improved my French. It made me a more confident and capable person.” Ioana BadeaInternational Relations BA
        Research Executive, FleishmanHilliard, Brussels

        Please note: If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t transfer to the version of this program with an optional study abroad period in any country or optional placement in the USA. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

        These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

        Options

          Autumn teaching
          Autumn and spring teaching
          Spring teaching

          Our staff

          International Development

          Prof Gurminder Bhambra

          Prof Gurminder Bhambra

          Professor of Postcolonial and

          Research interests

          citizenship, Colonialism, Global history, historical and political sociology, modernity, Postcolonial/Decolonial theory, postcolonialism

          View Gurminder Bhambra’s profile

          Dr Grace Carswell

          Dr Grace Carswell

          Reader in Human Geography

          Research interests

          Agriculture, Garment industry, India, Poverty and inequality, Rural Livelihoods, social change, Tamil Nadu

          View Grace Carswell’s profile

          Prof Elizabeth Harrison

          Prof Elizabeth Harrison

          Professor of Anthropology and International Development

          Research interests

          Anthropology and ethnography, Anti-corruption, community, gender, International Development, Irrigation, Moralities, Natural Resource Management, Participation and engagement, Political anthropology, Sub-Saharan Africa, United Kingdom

          View Elizabeth Harrison’s profile

          Dr Evan Killick

          Dr Evan Killick

          Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and International Development

          Research interests

          Amazonia, Climate & Climate Change, Conservation, Development studies, ethnography, Friendship, indigenous peoples, International Development, Kinship, Latin America, REDD

          View Evan Killick’s profile

          Dr Anna Laing

          Dr Anna Laing

          Lecturer in International Development

          Research interests

          Conflict and resources, Development studies, environmental movements, indigenous peoples, Latin America, Political geography, Postcolonial/Decolonial theory, Social movements

          View Anna Laing’s profile

          Prof Alan Lester

          Prof Alan Lester

          Professor of Historical Geography

          Research interests

          apartheid, British Empire, Colonialism, Humanitarianism, indigenous peoples, Settler Colonies

          View Alan Lester’s profile

          Dr Dinah Rajak

          Dr Dinah Rajak

          Reader in Anthropology and International Development

          Research interests

          anthropology of global capitalism, Anthropology of markets, Bottom of the pyramid enterprise, Conflict and resources, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Trade, Economic anthropology, Entrepreneurship, HIV/Aids, mining and extractive industries, Moral economies, private sector development, South and Southern Africa, Transnational corporations

          View Dinah Rajak’s profile

          Dr Anke Schwittay

          Dr Anke Schwittay

          Senior Lecturer in Anthropology & International Development

          Research interests

          digital development, financial inclusion, humanitarian design, microfinance tourism, online microfinance, representations of development

          View Anke Schwittay’s profile

          International Relations

          Dr Nadya Ali

          Dr Nadya Ali

          Lecturer in International Relations

          Research interests

          Counter-terrorism, Direct democracy, Fascism, Grassroots Activism, International Relations, International security, Political Resistance, Race and colonialism, Race and gender equality, Terrorism and political violence

          View Nadya Ali’s profile

          Prof Gurminder Bhambra

          Prof Gurminder Bhambra

          Professor of Postcolonial and

          Research interests

          citizenship, Colonialism, Global history, historical and political sociology, modernity, Postcolonial/Decolonial theory, postcolonialism

          View Gurminder Bhambra’s profile

          Dr Synne Dyvik

          Dr Synne Dyvik

          Senior Lecturer In International Relatio

          Research interests

          Critical Military Studies, Feminist theory, Gender and Sexuality, masculinity, militarisation, Post-structuralist thought, War Studies

          View Synne Dyvik’s profile

          Dr Julian Germann

          Dr Julian Germann

          Lecturer In International Relations

          Research interests

          Finance, global economic crisis, Global Governance, Historical Sociology of IR, International political economy, neoliberalism, Trade, varieties of capitalism

          View Julian Germann’s profile

          Prof Beate Jahn

          Prof Beate Jahn

          Professor of International Relations

          Research interests

          Classical Theory, Critical Theory, History of IR, Ideology, Liberal internationalism

          View Beate Jahn’s profile

          Dr David Karp

          Dr David Karp

          Senior Lecturer In International Relations

          Research interests

          Ethics, Human Rights, International Business and Human Rights, International human rights, International Political Theory, International theory, Law and Responsibility, non-state actors, Political Philosophy, political theory, Security studies, Transnational corporations

          View David Karp’s profile

          Dr Akanksha Mehta

          Lecturer in International Relations

          Research interests

          Conflict and violence, Critical Gender Studies, critical pedagogy, Feminist theory, Gender and Sexuality, International Relations, Political violence, postcolonial approaches, Security studies, visual ethnography

          View Akanksha Mehta’s profile

          Prof Patricia Owens

          Prof Patricia Owens

          Professor of International Relations

          Research interests

          Counterinsurgency, History and Theory of War, History of International Thought, International Relations, Military Intervention, Social and political theory, Thought of Hannah Arendt, War Studies, Women's intellectual history

          View Patricia Owens’s profile

          Prof Justin Rosenberg

          Prof Justin Rosenberg

          Professor of International Relations

          Research interests

          International Relations, Marxism, Social Theory, Uneven and Combined Development

          View Justin Rosenberg’s profile

          Dr Anna Stavrianakis

          Dr Anna Stavrianakis

          Senior Lecturer in International Relations

          Research interests

          arms control, arms trade, militarisation, militarism, War and violence in international politics

          View Anna Stavrianakis’s profile

          Fees

          Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2019. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

          Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

          Find out about our terms and conditions

          Scholarships

          Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

          Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2019.

          Careers

          Graduate destinations

          Recent International Relations graduates have started jobs as:

          • programmes administrator, International Rescue Committee
          • consultant, UN Migration Agency
          • researcher in security and defence policy, Kings College London.

          (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016 and Department of International Relations careers database)

          Your future career

          Your International Relations and Development degree develops your communication, analytical and cultural awareness skills.

          You could go into graduate jobs at multinational companies, national and international organisations, and employers such as:

          • the Civil Service and government
          • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
          • charities and voluntary organisations.

          You also benefit from our specialised career events. At these events, you can meet employers and find out more about UK and international graduate jobs.

          Recent events have included advice sessions on the Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme and NGO opportunities.

          Working while you study

          Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

          “Sussex introduced me to the essentials of what development means, in a way that had practical application throughout.” Leah CowanReporting, Grants and Communications Manager 
          Relief International
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