International Development Postgraduate Courses

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex. The University of Sussex is currently ranked first in the world for development studies. The QS World Ranking reflects the strong reputation and quality of research and course offerings across campus, including by IDS.

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We currently offer eight specialist MA degrees and a vibrant PhD programme:

Based near Brighton and within easy reach of London, you’ll join a diverse, global network that enriches the curriculum experience and provides lifelong professional networks and friendships.

We see teaching as an extension of our unique ‘engaged excellence’ approach - a way of working with individuals and organisations from across the globe who aspire to bring about progressive change.

It's the perfect preparation for your future career and life as a global citizen.