World’s best for Development Studies

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The University of Sussex ranks #1 in the world for Development Studies in the recently published QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

The QS World University Rankings compare institutions across 46 subjects, considering academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty and international faculty and student ratios. In overall rankings, the University of Sussex ranks an impressive 29th in the UK, 84th in Europe and 187th in the world.

Surpassing Harvard, the University of Sussex regains the top placement for Development Studies for 2017. Sussex has ranked in the top two for three consecutive years.

Development Studies looks to respond to global challenges. Students at the University of Sussex benefit from learning from industry experts currently making a difference around the world. Topics range from human rights to the environment including reducing inequality, accelerating sustainability and building inclusive, safe societies.

International students interested in progressing to Development Studies degrees can begin their journey at the International Study Centre. We offer two programmes leading to related degrees:

Contact us now to find out about your options.