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University of Sussex International Study Centre

Studying at the University of Sussex gives you the opportunity to change the world. Since its foundation in 1961, the University has been at the forefront of change – having pushed for development and demanded more, creating a better future for individuals and communities around the world.

By studying at the University of Sussex you will learn from some of the best university teachers and researchers in the UK, who work at the forefront of their fields. Our teaching staff includes recognised Academicians and Fellows. In addition, three Nobel Prize winners and one prestigious Crafoord Prize winner have taught at Sussex.

The University of Sussex campus offers a unique combination of tranquillity and energy. We are surrounded by a beautiful national park, yet at the same time we are a short train journey from Brighton. Brighton has fantastic transport links, with easy access to major airports, so you'll easily be able to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.

The International Study Centre programmes are provided by Study Group in collaboration with the University of Sussex. Programmes at the International Study Centre are delivered by Study Group.

 

Studying at the International Study Centre will develop your confidence, boost your English language skills and give you the academic knowledge you need to succeed in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Sussex, and beyond in your career.

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Study Duration

2 Semesters (9 months)

Institution Type

Public

Programmes Overview

The University of Sussex Foundation Year is suitable for those who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate degree at Sussex, or students who would like some extra support.

 

You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules that focus on teaching you the English language, study skills, employability and academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree at Sussex. The teaching styles on this course mirror those at the University, so you will be familiar with Sussex's learning styles before you even start your degree.

Intakes

​January, September & November 

 

 

Entry Requirements

  • Academic:  

    • SPM: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths

    • IGCSE / GCSE / O-Level: 5 passes with grade 4 minimum or grade C, including native language

      • Engineering route: Student will require either GCSE Mathematics grade 6 or equivalent.

      • Science route: Student will require GCSE Biology and Chemistry (or combined science to include biology and chemistry) grade 6 or equivalent

    • A levels/AS levels: 24 UCAS points (native language accepted)

  • English Proficiency: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (min 5.0 in writing)

  • Age: Applicants must turn 18 by the 31st July of the year they are due to complete their ISC course and progress

Tuition Fees

£18,650 - £19,400

During the International Foundation Year your learning will be structured in the same way as University teaching. This ensures you receive excellent preparation for undergraduate study.

You will study a range of different modules throughout the programme, based on the pathway that you choose. You can choose one of the following pathways:

  • Business, Accounting and Economics

  • Social Sciences with Maths

  • Social Sciences and Law

  • Film and Media

  • Finance and Technology (FinTech)

 

Progression Degrees

Due to the flexible nature of this programme, you are able to change your pathway and/or progression degree within the first semester. This course can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are valid for 2022/23 intakes only and are subject to change.

  • Accounting

  • Anthropology

  • Art History

  • Banking & Digital Finance

  • Business

  • Criminology

  • Drama & Film Studies

  • Law

  • Sociology

The International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering is a pre-university course that will prepare you to begin a range of undergraduate degrees in the fields of science and engineering at the University of Sussex. It is specifically designed for international students, with academic and English language modules that will give you the skills you need to succeed at Sussex.

You will study a range of modules over two semesters. On successful completion of the course you can then progress to your degree programme, provided you meet all the entry conditions.  

There are four different pathway options available, which offer progression to different undergraduate degrees. You can choose from the following options:

  • Life Sciences

  • Medicine

  • Psychology

  • Computer Science

  • Engineering, Maths and Physics

  • Product Design

 

Progression Degrees

The programme can lead to a range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Sussex. The flexibility of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering allows you to change your chosen pathway and your final progression degree within the first six weeks of study.

This course can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are valid for 2022/23 intakes only and are subject to change.

  • Astrophysics

  • Biochemistry

  • Biomedical Science

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Medicine and Surgery 

  • Psychology

  • Robotic

  • Zoology

The Sussex International Year One's aim is to fully prepare you to be successful in the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree and beyond. You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules that focus on teaching you the English language, study skills, employability and academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree at Sussex.

When you successfully complete the course, you can progress into the second year of your degree, provided you achieve the required grades. The diverse, essential skills you will develop on this programme will majorly benefit you at university, as well as later on in your career and life.

Intakes

​January, September & November 

 

 

Entry Requirements

  • Academic:  

    • A levels/AS levels: 52 UCAS points

      • Engineering route students: evidence of Grade B A-level Maths (or equivalent)​

    • IB Diploma: 22 points

  • English Proficiency: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (min 5.5 in writing)

  • Age: Applicants must turn 18 by the 31st July of the year they are due to complete their ISC course and progress

Tuition Fees

£18,500 - £20,500

The International Year One in Business and Management is your route to a variety of Business and Management degrees at the University of Sussex. You will study a range of business and management-focused modules, including accounting, business law, business management, economics, marketing and organisational behaviour. You will also develop your English language skills and future employability as part of this programme.

Progression Degrees

  • Business and Management Studies

  • International Business

  • Marketing and Management

The International Year One in Computing is your route to a variety of Computer Science and Computing degrees at the University of Sussex. You will study a range of modules relevant to your chosen progression degree. Topics include algorithmic thinking, data structures with Java, computer systems, programming, maths and multimedia. Throughout the course you will also develop English language and career skills to ensure you are fully prepared for degree study and a successful future.

Progression Degrees

  • Computer Science

  • Computing for Business

  • Artificial Intelligence

The International Year One in Engineering is your route to a variety of Engineering degrees at the University of Sussex. You will study a range of modules, totalling 120 credits, that will give you the academic and study skills you need to succeed in your degree.

In semester two you can choose your academic modules based on your intended progression degree. This ensures you gain the specialist knowledge you need to excel in your undergraduate degree.

  • Students progressing to BEng/ MEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering, or BEng/MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering must take Engineering Thermodynamics, Engineering Mechanics, and Technical Drawing, CAD and Programming

  • Students progressing to BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering must take Electromagnetism and Introduction to Electrical Machines, Electronic Devices & Circuit Prototyping and Programming for Electronic Engineering.

Progression Degrees

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering with Robotics

  • Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering

  • Sustainable Automotive Engineering

The International Year One in Film and Media is your route to a range of Film and Media degrees at the University of Sussex. English language and career skills are combined with subject-specific modules such as cultural studies, media industries, media practice and media texts, to provide you with a strong foundation for your chosen Film and Media degree.

Progression Degrees

  • Film Studies

  • Media and Communications

  • Media Production

The International Year One in Finance and Accounting is your route to a variety of Finance and Accounting degrees at the University of Sussex. Topics such as accounting, economics, finance, investments, management, maths and quantitative methods are taught within the programme modules, alongside English language and career skills. Modules have been carefully designed to prepare you to successfully progress to your chosen Finance and Accounting degree.

Progression Degrees

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Banking and Digital Finance

  • Finance and Business

The International Year One in International Relations and International Development is your route to a range of International Relations and International Development degrees at the University of Sussex. You will explore subjects such as colonialism, international development, global affairs, international relations and the modern international system. Along with English language and career skills training, your subject-specific modules will fully prepare you to study your chosen degree.

Progression Degrees

  • International Development

  • International Relations

  • International Relations and Development

Foundation Year
Business
Science & Engineering
Year One
Y1 Business
Y1 Engineering
Y1 Computing
Y1 Film Media
Y1 Finance Accounting
Y1 Interational Relations
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