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International Development BA Hons

Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology and Development Studies at

University of Sussex

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3.08 / 5

STUDY MODE

Full-Time

LENGTH

3 years course

LEARNING

On Campus

PLACEMENT YEAR

Not Available

YEAR ABROAD

Not Available

FOUNDATION YEAR

Yes

International Development BA Hons

1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

About the course

Study at the world’s highest ranked university for the study of Development Studies.

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Most helpful review for Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology and Development Studies at University of Sussex

member678453
15th February 23

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

it's the course that has truly opened my eyes and inspired me to be a positive change in the world and never give up no matter how disheartening it might seem. the tutors and professors were truly inspirational and passionate about what they do how much they offer to the students.

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What you will need to do

Apply by 31 Jan

What you won’t need to do

Audition for a Place
Attend an interview
Submit a portfolio
Pass an entry test

Points of entry for International Development BA Hons

Year 1

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Entry requirements for Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology and Development Studies at University of Sussex

Entry requirements are the formal requirements students need to meet to be considered for a place on a university course. But, each year many universities accept students with lower grades. The bar chart below shows the actual UCAS tariff points of students currently on this course.
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Required subjects for International Development BA Hons at University of Sussex

You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

UCAS points for current students on Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology and Development Studies at University of Sussex

English language requirements

6.0
Additional details
Including at least 5.5 in each component. We accept IELTS One Skills Retake. We do not accept IELTS Online.

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member678453
15th February 23

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

it's the course that has truly opened my eyes and inspired me to be a positive change in the world and never give up no matter how disheartening it might seem. the tutors and professors were truly inspirational and passionate about what they do how much they offer to the students. read more

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Personal Tutor
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member1153239
25th December 20

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

I graduated in September 2019. Haven't been able to find a job since then. Development Studies student here and I only now realize that this place has not prepared me well for the workforce AT ALL. They haven't really given me any useful transferrable skills, and contrary to what people this, its not "#1 in the world for development studies" at all. No quantitative or qualitative analysis, no program management experience, no capstone design like LSE or Oxford have. The class strength is also seriously lousy and nobody really cares about their education. Avoid Avoid Avoid. Also, this place is not in the heart of Brighton and there is CONSTANT CONSTRUCTION, you cant hear yourself think. read more

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member953138
15th December 20

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

This university's marketing is great but the university and education itself is terrible. Current MA Development Studies student here. All I can say is, I wasted my money. The teachers JUST DON"T CARE and these classes are totally abstract? There can be no way this place is number one for development. Not to mention half the students here think they're on holiday. read more

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member1252890
4th December 20

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

Meh, at best Sussex is a lower than average institution. Internet is ghastly slow, IT facilities not up to par. Basically the university's marketing is top notch until you get here and realize its not an amazing school. Campus is way too small and out of the way, not that many options for eating, and the conduct of the housing department with covid has been ATROCIOUS to say the least. Didn't receive any hot water for the first WEEK I lived on campus and housing kept saying it would send someone and only sent one two weeks later. Education is sub par, and online learning has been horrendous. read more

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member1052814
3rd December 20

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

Came here believing this is the best school in the world for international development. Two months later as a MA Development Studies student, I've learned that the professors couldn't care less, the material taught is highly superficial, and that the 'highly regarded' Institute of Development Studies is just a dilapidated building with almost no facilities. No quantitative methods taught and no meaningful career support, so alongside this course I have to pay extra money to learn statistical methods and programming on Coursera, which kind of defeats the purpose of attending school here. read more

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member1052809
3rd December 20

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

Curriculum barely scratched the surface of what was to be learned, teachers don't care about students learning, almost no facilities, no transferrable skills taught. I feel cheated. read more

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PaulB
3rd August 20

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

yes, not even development is worth your money! read more

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member1250005
22nd July 20

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

Honestly made one of the worst mistakes of my life coming here. I feel cheated and ignored by the university. Academic curriculum was a glorified undergraduate political science course, and the university administration are some of the most miserable people you can interact with. AVOID AT ALL COSTS! read more

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jc865
22nd April 20

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

I don't expect this course to prepare me for the professional world. Many things are missing from the course, including a capstone design program, which is vital for courses like these. read more

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anonymous
3rd October 15

International Development, BA Hons FullTime

It's a great course, with lecturers/teachers very interested in most of my subjects. But paying so much for just 8h a week seems overpriced. However we do have access to great resources, both from the teachers online and in the library. read more

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