Taught course

Corruption and Governance

University of Sussex · Politics

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a social sciences or humanities subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your understanding of what corruption is, where and why it proliferates, and what can be done to counteract it.

This course is the only full-time Masters in the UK addressing issues of corruption. You’ll address challenging issues of how different disciplines define corruption and how this can lead to different anti-corruption approaches. You’ll examine specific examples – from systematic abuses of power by parties, politicians and civil servants to small-scale, petty misdemeanours. The role of business can also be analysed.

Based in the world-leading Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption, this course remains the only full-time MA in the world analysing issues of corruption, anti-corruption and governance.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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