The School of Global Studies is the global hub at the heart of the University of Sussex. The focus of our Departments is on finding novel solutions to intractable problems by better understanding how the world is changing through engaged research and critical pedagogy. Our mission: to make the world fairer, safer, more sustainable and more inclusive.

Departmental Rankings and Statistics


Anthropology was rated 6th in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

Geography was placed 6th in the 2018 Guardian Geography and Environmental Studies league table.

International Development was ranked first in the world for development studies by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

In International Relations,78% of the department’s research was judged world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework 2014.


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