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University of Sussex

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Overview

Overview

Research-driven and committed to academic excellence, student experience and employability, the University of Sussex delivers a transformative, high-quality education that nurtures students' potential.

Ranked joint 20th in the UK, and 160th in the world (THE WUR 2021), Sussex is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research excellence. Noted for a culture that facilitates, recognises and rewards excellent teaching, the university has produced three Nobel Prize winners and is home to several world-leading research centres, including the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the University of Sussex Business School's Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

Rated as one of the most international universities in the world (THE WUR 2021), Sussex welcomes students to join its diverse and vibrant community of over 140 nationalities. A competitive scholarship fund of GBP 2 million draws students from across the globe.

Employability is at the heart of a Sussex education. Work placements are open to students to help them gain industry skills and develop their professional networks a dedicated Careers and Employability Centre supports students in maximising their employment potential, while course content is tailored to help equip students for a competitive jobs market.

Sussex's iconic and spacious campus, surrounded by a national park, contains an array of modern teaching and study facilities and vibrant social venues. The university continues to invest heavily in its infrastructure, with a state-of-the-art student village and student centre due to open shortly.

Sussex is less than a ten-minute train ride from the centre of the sunny coastal city of Brighton, an exciting and vibrant city. The university is just an hour away from London with excellent links to Gatwick, a major international airport.

''Sussex is not just a university, it's a community where people from all corners of the world are welcomed with open arms.'' - Props Mehra (Media Practice BA)

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What's new

What's new

New state-of-the-art-accommodation

The university has recently opened a new, state-of-the-art student village for incoming students.

The development includes modern townhouses and apartments, complete with communal spaces, bookable study areas and a range of other modern facilities, significantly increasing the amount and choice of student accommodation available to incoming students. Over 2,000 flats have now been completed, complimenting an existing network of housing options across campus.

The development is part of Sussex's ongoing commitment to guarantee all students accommodation and help ensure their student experience is as enjoyable as it can be. Find out more about how Sussex is growing its campus.

New student centre

Sussex's new Student Centre will act as the heart of the student experience on campus. The new centre will be the go-to place for students to access face-to-face information, advice and guidance services when it opens in the academic year 2021-22.

Facilities in the new Student Centre will include flexible spaces for students to meet and collaborate, spaces for workshops and group work, rooms for confidential advice sessions and meetings, and an outdoor courtyard, as well as office space for staff who work directly with students.

A cafe will also form part of the development, as well as five new retail units near the front entrance.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

The University of Sussex has a long-standing reputation for quality teaching. Tuition from leading academics and the use of excellent academic facilities help students to progress onto high-skilled employment and further study at impressive rates.

The university supports its teaching excellence through a globally competitive research programme and world-class research infrastructure. Sussex has produced three Nobel Prize winners, 12 fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize, while Sussex's numerous research centres, including the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the University of Sussex Business School's Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), are at the forefront of global research initiatives.

Over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014), while its psychology and geography departments rank impressively high for their research impact (REF 2014).

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Department structure

Department structure

The University of Sussex was founded in 1961. It currently teaches over 16,000 students with over 3,900 members of staff. Sussex attracts staff and students from more than 100 countries to its campus and nearly a third of staff come from outside the UK.

The university is comprised of ten distinct schools of study. Together with the Doctoral School and a variety of research groups, these form the academic core of Sussex.

Sussex has over 500 different undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer, including a number of interdisciplinary and hybrid courses. Interdisciplinarity has always been a fundamental component of a Sussex education, enabling students to personalise their course to match their passions and ambitions.

International students have numerous ways in which they can customise their degree. An expansive study abroad programme allows students to study for a semester or a year at hundreds of partner institutions around the world, broadening their academic and cultural horizons. Students can also opt for a placement year with a professional organisation, learning fundamental insights into the world of work and providing essential preparation for future careers.

Sussex also offers a range of non-degree study programmes. A popular Summer School programme runs every year, offering three, four and six-week courses over a range of different subjects. Pre-sessional English Language courses, run by the Sussex Centre for Language Studies over the course of the year, prepare students for degree-level study.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The University of Sussex is committed to ensuring that students of every nationality and background are able to access and benefit from a world-class education.

The university accepts a variety of international qualifications and certificates. Prospective students will need to demonstrate good academic achievement and may need to show completion of additional studies. Offers depend on grading structures in the student's home country and the entry requirements for their chosen course.

Find out what qualifications Sussex accepts on its undergraduate, masters and PhD course pages.

For students whose English language proficiency is not at the required level, or if English is not their first language, a number of International Foundation Year courses are available through the International Study Centre, based on campus. Pre-sessional English courses are also offered by the Sussex Centre for Language Studies. English language requirements for all courses can be found on the course entry requirements pages for undergraduate, masters and PhD programmes.

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Facilities

Facilities

Students at Sussex will find a range of facilities to help them thrive while living and studying on campus.

The university is home to a selection of cafes and restaurants featuring local, fresh produce and catering for a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Menus are inspired from cuisines around the world.

Falmer Bar, Northfield Bar and The Clubhouse provide lively settings for socialising and enjoying Students' Union and student society events, while the popular Room 76 cafe is an ideal location for catching up with friends over cake and coffee.

Featuring two sports complexes, including six tennis courts, three floodlight pitches and two fitness rooms, Sussex caters for all fitness needs. The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, based on campus, acts as a world-class, contemporary arts space.

There are a variety of health facilities on campus open throughout the year, including a well-established health centre, dental practice and pharmacy. Students can also visit the Student Life Centre for any academic or personal concerns and speak confidentially to trained Student Life Advisors.

Other facilities include a small supermarket and laundrettes.

The university continually invests in improving its amenities. A new Student Centre, due to open in the 2021-22 academic year, will act as a hub for the student community and feature modern social and workspaces, meeting rooms, and a variety of student services.

Students at Sussex enjoy easy access to Brighton, one of the UK's most exciting and vibrant cities. Just a short journey from the campus itself, Brighton has a rich history of maritime and creative activity and is today famous for its range of independent cafes, shops, entertainment venues and festivals, as well as an iconic beachfront.

Sussex is also close to the historic town of Lewes, featuring cobbled streets and picturesque views over the South Downs National Park, while London is just an hour away by train.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Sussex offers a wide range of scholarships and awards for students at every stage of their educational journey, including student loans, scholarships and funding opportunities.

Sussex's country scholarships provide overseas master's degree students with a GBP 3,000 reduction in tuition fees, including those from Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey and Vietnam.

The university also offers a Chancellor's International and EU Scholarship, providing academically gifted undergraduate and master's degree students with a GBP 5,000 fee waiver.

Numerous subject specific awards are also available, including the Business School International Masters Award. All international applicants who study a full-time master's degree course at the Business School, starting in September 2021, will receive a GBP 3,000 award towards their overseas tuition fee, in celebration of the Business School's top ten ranking in the UK for Business and Economics (THE WUR 2021).

Sussex is also a popular destination for Chevening scholars. Since 1983, it has welcomed thousands of students from around the world who have received funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to undertake their studies at the university, before going on to do incredible things.

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