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Study in the School of Global Studies at Sussex

Study in the School of Global Studies at Sussex, ranked 1st in the world for development studies

Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings 2018, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.

With expertise in areas including migration, conflict, international development, climate and environmental change, global health and the global economy, we will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in a changing world.

The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) confirms the strength and passion of the research that informs our teaching. Over 75% of research activity at Sussex is categorised as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, meaning you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre research and teaching is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.


Understand social, political, economic and cultural transformations across the world through the lenses of Anthropology.

Our courses

Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation MA
Social Anthropology MA

International Relations

Benefit from high-calibre research and teaching, conducted by international faculty with significant areas expertise and an interdisciplinary approach to working with others across the School of Global Studies.

Study at a renowned centre of theoretical innovation on international politics, home to the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research, the Centre for Advanced International Theory and the Centre for Global Political Economy.

Our courses

Conflict, Security and Development MA
Geopolitics and Grand Strategy MA
Migration and Global Development MA
Global Political Economy MA
International Relations MA
International Security MA

International Development and Geography

Study for an MSc or MA that will give you specialised, theoretical and practical knowledge in critical, challenging areas: climate change, sustainability, migration, poverty and global inequality.

Our courses

Africa and Development MA
Climate Change, Development and Policy MSc
Environment, Development and Policy MA
Food and Development MA
Gender, Violence and Conflict MA
Human Rights MA
Media Practice for Development and Social Change MA
Migration and Global Development MA
Migration Studies MA
Social Development MA

The School of Global Studies also works collaboratively with researchers in the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), and with the departments of History, Education, Economics and Media.

Scholarship opportunities

The University of Sussex is proud to offer a range of postgraduate scholarships to help talented students to come and study here. Find out more about scholarships or funding awards that may be available to you by visiting our scholarships page.


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