University of Sussex world’s best for development studies for third year running

The University of Sussex has been ranked number one in the world for development studies for the third consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Sussex has now been number one for development studies for four out of the past five years. Once again, the rankings put Sussex at the top, above Harvard and Oxford.

The high ranking reflects the quality, impact and range of international development research  carried out by departments at Sussex including the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), School of Global Studies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and Centre for International Education (CIE).

IDS Director Melissa Leach said: “Achieving the number one ranking for development studies for the third year running is testament to the strength of the Sussex and IDS partnership, and our fantastic and committed staff and students who continue to deliver the high-quality research and leadership needed to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place.”

Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell added: “The unique relationship between the University of Sussex and IDS has established us as the world-leading centre for development studies. Our students and researchers are working around the world to address the major challenges of our time.”

At Sussex, our Sustainable Development MSc (online) is taught by academics and experts leading global policy change. Delivered by three of the most proficient research units in this area, the Science Policy Research Unit, School of Global Studies and Institute of Development Studies, this interdisciplinary Masters will help develop conceptual and constructive skills based on interrogating knowledge across multiple disciplines. You can study online with Sussex from wherever you are in the world.

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