Research course

Development Studies (IDS)

University of Sussex · School of Global Studies

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree in a relevant social sciences subject. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You must also show evidence of substantial professional work experience in a developing country or in development-related work.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Our research is driven by the academic and policy-oriented activities of individual researchers, and shaped by our unique ‘engaged excellence’ approach. This means working in partnerships with policy-makers, civil society, activists and practitioners to produce and mobilise rigorous – and operationally relevant – research and evidence.

We are looking for PhD students interested in working on projects that respond to the following global challenges and their intersections:
  • reducing inequalities
  • accelerating sustainability
  • building inclusive and secure societies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries