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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Development Studies

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Once again, the University of Sussex has been named as the best university in the world for development studies, pipping Harvard University and the University of Oxford to the top. It’s one of six UK universities in the top 10. The only university from outside of the UK and US to feature in the top 10 is the University of Cape Town in South Africa, which has climbed two places to ninth.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).

Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about multiple universities side-by-side.

Interested in other courses besides development studies? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 cover 48 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.

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