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International Development (Global Studies) MPhil

International Development (Global Studies) MPhil

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Full time | University of Sussex | 3 years | JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Development Politics Globalisation Development Economics

Course type


Course Summary

1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) – join our lively community of doctoral researchers and address some of the most important current issues in international development.

Our PhD is among the most diverse in the world, in terms of supervisors and students, and topics being researched. All our doctoral projects engage with the global challenges that face societies across the world today. You’ll work with a range of experts from across the natural and social sciences whose cutting-edge original research has made a significant impact on individuals, institutions and societies around the world.

In the School of Global Studies, we host one of the UK’s largest doctoral research communities in International Development, and here students have a voice and an identity!


Our research interests are in fields such as:

  • environment, resources and mobilisation
  • gender, sexuality and conflict
  • human rights and welfare
  • humanitarian design and citizen aid
  • markets, labour and finance
  • migration and mobility.

For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% of overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree. Your qualification should be 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 may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.