School of Global Studies

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 is ranked 14th in the Guardian (2020) University Guide Anthropology league tables.

Geography has the most 4*-rated research impact of any Geography submission across the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

International Development has been ranked first in the world for development studies by the QS World University Rankings for four years in a row (2020).

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


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