Gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become a social development practitioner. This course addresses the increasing focus on social aspects of development in policy, planning and practice.
If you have some experience in the field, we provide opportunities to expand and deepen your knowledge.
How will I study?
We draw on a range of innovative teaching methods, including interactive lectures, workshops and one-to-one supervision.
You are assessed by term papers, a research proposal and your dissertation (or dissertation with placement).
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.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017
ESRC 1+3 and +3 Scholarships (2017)
-A number of ESRC-funded standalone PhD and PhD with Masters scholarships across the social sciences.
-Application deadline: 30 January 2017
HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017
USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017
Within the School of Global Studies there is a close academic collaboration between departments and interdisciplinary research centres.
Our faculty and students are members of:
-Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
-Centre for World Environmental History
-Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies
-Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Health and Technologies
-Sussex Centre for Migration Research
-Sussex Centre for Photography and Visual Culture
-Centre for Security and Conflict Research Centre for Global Political Economy
-Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence
You’ll be qualified to work in government, community and international development organisations across the world.
Some of our recent graduates are employed by:
-Shelter for Life
-A consultant for the Colombian government
Throughout the course we focus on developing both your academic and practical skills – including analytical, writing and presentation skills.
You’ll also gain a thorough understanding of social science research methods and gain independent research skills.