University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Development Studies (Global Studies)

We welcome enquiries from students wishing to undertake research in any areas of faculty interest. Research students are required to complete a programme of research methods training. This may involve enrolling on the MSc in Social Research Methods - a stand-alone Masters degree - before proceeding to a PhD. This is known as a 1+3 degree. Students who have already completed research methods training can apply for the 3-year doctoral degree leading to a PhD. Whether you start the 3-year PhD or the 1+3 MSc/PhD course, you are normally required to complete some research methods training modules and possibly some specialist thematic modules drawn from the MA degrees. You are allocated 2 academic supervisors with whom you work for the duration of your research course. These are allocated according to their regional and thematic expertise, to provide a complementary 'match' with your research. Research degrees usually involve fieldwork away from Sussex during the second year of your PhD. Supervision continues during fieldwork, while you gather data to be written up in the final year. Students on the 1+3 course can normally go to the field by the middle of their 2nd year.

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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