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University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a public research university in Falmer, near Brighton in Sussex and was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s. Sussex combines academic excellence with a unique location on the Southeast coast of the UK and less than an hour by train to London. It is proud of its reputation as an institution with a distinctly global outlook.

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The university was founded on a principle of 'making the future' and has built a strong reputation for research excellence, internationalism and interdisciplinarity. The university was founded on a principle of 'making the future' and has built a strong reputation for research excellence, internationalism and interdisciplinarity. It welc..

University of Sussex
University of Sussex
University of Sussex
CITY
Estd
1961
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
CITY
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
January/February/March 2023

The University of Sussex is a public research university in Falmer, near Brighton in Sussex and was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s. Sussex combines academic excellence with a unique location on the Southeast coast of the UK and less than an hour by train to London. It is proud of its reputation as an institution with a distinctly global outlook.

Key statistics

The university was founded on a principle of 'making the future' and has built a strong reputation for research excellence, internationalism and interdisciplinarity. The university was founded on a principle of 'making the future' and has built a strong reputation for research excellence, internationalism and interdisciplinarity. It welcomes spirited students who want to join its diverse and friendly campus community and study in a progressive, creative, and intellectually-challenging environment. It pioneered interdisciplinary research and teaching and is closely associated with radical thought and liberalism. The study experience at Sussex will be directly informed by the cutting-edge research undertaken by faculty.

Considered to have one of the most beautiful campuses in Britain, Sussex is situated in rolling parkland and combines green open spaces with award-winning architecture designed by Scottish architect Sir Basil Spence.

Total UG Students  Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
9,600 2,300 26% 16:3

Away from campus, Sussex students have easy access to both the South Downs National Park, as well as Brighton’s vibrant nightlife, shops and seafront

The university prides itself on being among the most diverse and multicultural, with around a third of its staff drawn from outside the UK. It also boasts strong links with institutions around the world, including Peking University, the National Taiwan University and the Harvard-Sussex programme, which conducts research into chemical and biological weapons. Wide range of international activities continue to develop new opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange in their efforts to tackle global issues.

Sussex has received positive recognition for its success in transitioning students into employment, something it attributes to its plentiful links with industry and a ‘First Generation Scholars Scheme’, which offers bursaries to assist students from low income backgrounds. It also lays claim to associations with three Nobel Prize winners, 14 Fellows of the Royal Society and 12 Fellows of the British Academy, and boasts a long history of supporting artistic endeavour. Its Arts department is home to a world-class archive called The Keep that contains manuscripts and first editions by Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling and Jane Austen, while 2015 saw the opening of The Attenborough Centre: a new arts venue on campus featuring a 350-seat auditorium, a gallery, rehearsal studios and teaching space.

Notable Alumni

  • Jamie Shea – Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, NATO.

  • Harriet Lamb CBE – Chief Executive Officer, Fairtrade International.

  • Ian McEwan – novelist.

  • Daniel Glaser – Neuroscientist and Director of Science Gallery London at King’s College London.

  • Shamshad Akhtar - Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

  • Lucy Worsley – historian, curator, author and television presenter.

  • Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS – pioneering physicist.

  • Jeremy Deller – Turner Prize-winning artist.

  • Helen Boaden – Director of BBC Radio.

  • Zhang Xin – Co-founder and CEO of SOHO China.

Under Graduate

Psychology BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
£20,750
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

Geography and International Relations BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£20,750
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

Media Production BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£20,750
Duration
 3 years 

Post Graduate

Astronomy MSc
Tution Fees
£22,500
Duration
 1 year 

Post Graduate

Social Research Methods MSc
Tution Fees
£18,500
Duration
 1 year 

Post Graduate

International Finance and Economics MSc
Tution Fees
£22,500
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

International Business BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
£16,750
Duration
 3 years 

Post Graduate

Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
£22,500
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

English and Art History BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£20,750
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£18,500
Duration
 3 years 

Post Graduate

Management of Information Technology MSc
Tution Fees
£22,500
Duration
 1 year 

Post Graduate

Creative Documentary Practice MA
Tution Fees
£19,300
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Economics and International Development BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£18,500
Duration
 3 years 

Post Graduate

Cultural and Creative Industries MA
Tution Fees
£18,500
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

English Language and Literature (with a study abro..
Tution Fees
£18,500
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

Media and Cultural Studies BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£20,750
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

International Relations and Anthropology BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£20,750
Duration
 3 years 

Post Graduate

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with an industria..
Tution Fees
£22,500
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Robotic..
Tution Fees
£20,750
Duration
 3 years 

Post Graduate

Social Development MA
Tution Fees
£18,500
Duration
 1 year 
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IELTS

In terms of IELTS, these two levels are as follows (but we also accept a number of other English Language Qualifications):

Standard Higher
An IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each of the four components (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) An IELTS score of 7.0 overall, with at least 6.5 in each component (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing)

The only course that does not use one of these two levels is Medicine BMBS, which requires an IELTS score of 7.5 overall and not less than 7.0 in each section. We would expect English language qualifications to have been achieved within the two years prior to starting.

Standard XII results from Central and Metro Boards with an overall average of 75-80%. You will need good grades in your high school leaving qualifications and may sometimes require additional study (depending on the qualification structure in your home country).

Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

UK qualification International equivalent
Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelor’s degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 55-70% depending on your university
Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelor’s degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students are guaranteed a place in university-managed accommodation for the first year of their undergraduate course, provided the university receives their housing application before the deadline.

  • University-managed housing is also guaranteed to full-time PGT (postgraduate taught) or PGR (postgraduate research) students from outside the EU who are studying for the full year, so long as they submit a housing application and prepayment of £300 by the relevant deadline.

  • All accommodation is self-catering, allowing students to prepare their own food in shared kitchens, or take advantage of the many cafés and restaurants on campus.

  • Most accommodation is on the Sussex campus, although the university also manages several houses, flats and rooms in Brighton or Lewes – all just a short bus or train journey from campus. 

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
4 Weeks 1 Weeks 3 Days

For Post Graduate Courses -

If you are an international fee-paying student from India and you are eligible in Master’s degree,
you could apply for our Sussex India Scholarship (worth £3,500). You can also apply for a range of other scholarships to help fund your study, including. Chancellor's International Scholarships for international Masters students.

For Under-Graduate Courses -

Sussex Excellence Scholarship 
Region: UK, Europe (Non-UK), International (Non-UK/EU)
Level: UG

A merit-based award recognising, and rewarding, undergraduate students who achieved excellent  academic performance before joining the University.
There are numerous other scholarships. Kindly refer to the university website for detailed qualifications required.

Other scholarships:

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.
 

Some key facts of University of Sussex

  • Sussex History was the highest rated History submission in the UK for the quality of its research outputs 

  • the Sussex English submission rose from 31st to 9th across the UK since the last research assessment exercise in 2008

  • 84% of the University’s research impact in Psychology was rated as the top possible grade, 4* 

  • Sussex Geography had the most 4*-rated research impact of any Geography submission across the UK.

  • World University Rankings 2017 : 149

  • The Guardian University League Tables 2017 : 20

  • QS World University Ranking 2018: 228

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