University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
How to choose 040 American studies
How to choose your degree
045 Archaeology and landscape
your degree 047
Astronomy (see Physics and astronomy)
054 Business and management studies
058 Cognitive science
060 Community development (part-time)
C hoosing the right degree is one of
the most important decisions you
will make. Think carefully about what
Contemporary European studies
Creativity and the arts (part-time)
you want from your studies and what the 068 Cultural studies
University can offer. Sussex degrees are 070 Cultures and communities (part-time)
147 Design and technology (see Product design)
designed so you can explore subjects in 071 Development studies
ways that interest you, as you develop your 073 Drama studies
knowledge and understanding. Students 075 Ecology and conservation
on single honours programmes choose 077 Economics
several courses from outside their 080 Engineering: electrical, electronic
and computer systems
discipline, while joint degrees and minor 083 Engineering for society: environment
options allow you to study exciting or international development
085 Engineering: mechanical, automotive
combinations of different subjects. and design
Single honours 088 English
Single honours programmes allow you to focus mostly on 091 English language
one subject, such as Anthropology, English or Psychology. 094 English language teaching (ELT)
Within this subject, you will have a range of options so 095 Environmental science
you can explore particular areas. You will also select 097 Film studies
complementary courses from other subjects to help you 111 French (see Languages at Sussex)
understand the subject in its wider context. 099 Geography
Joint degrees 111 German (see Languages at Sussex)
If you want to study more than one subject in depth, our joint 103 History
degrees offer exciting combinations of subjects, like History 106 Human sciences
and Film Studies, or Politics and Philosophy. 061 Information technology (see Computing)
What you learn in one subject complements and enhances 108 International relations
what you learn in the other. Spending half your time on one 111 Italian (see Languages at Sussex)
subject and half on the other, you can still choose options 045 Landscape studies (see Archaeology
that interest you in each. and landscape)
Majors and minors 111 Languages at Sussex
Finally, if you want to have a main area of study, but gain 114 Law
some understanding in another subject as well, we offer 117 Linguistics
an exciting range of ‘minors’ alongside the main degree 054 Management (see Business and
programme, such as American Studies with Spanish or management studies)
Law with Anthropology. This means you spend three-quarters 119 Mathematics
of your time on the major subject and a quarter on the minor 122 Media studies
subject. 125 Medical neuroscience
Understanding each subject area
Details of all the single honours, joints and minors available 129 Molecular genetics
in each subject area are set out on the following pages. 131 Molecular medicine
For each, you can see what studying that subject involves 133 Music
and where it might take you. As well as looking at the 136 Neuroscience
subjects that first interest you, take time to look at a variety 138 Philosophy
of others. Sussex offers areas of study that may be new to 140 Physics and astronomy
you. But as you explore them, you may find they are just 144 Politics
what you want to do. 147 Product design
The best way of really understanding what is involved in 149 Psychology
any particular degree programme is to talk to us at Sussex. 152 Social work
We give contact details for each subject area so you can 154 Sociology
get in touch. 111 Spanish (see Languages at Sussex)
172 Alphabetical degree finder and fee bands
American studies perspective
x chose American Studies at Sussex
x I thought it would be an interesting
complement to my English degree.
x tutors in the American Studies
Department are inspirational,
constantly bringing new, exciting
ideas to seminars and changing my
‘The fact that it’s a relatively small
department really enhances the
learning experience: classes are more
Essentials Why American studies?
intimate, and students are able to
The United States is the sole superpower in the
21st century and its political, economic and cultural build a good relationship with their
What American studies degrees are there?
influence is increasingly pervasive and important to us tutors.
American Studies and English all, wherever we may live. Studying American history, x currently on my year abroad at
American Studies and Film Studies culture and society in the context of the Americas Reed University, in Portland, and so
American studies and French therefore provides much needed understanding of how x it’s been an incredibly enriching
American Studies and History an increasingly interconnected world has come to be the experience. The tutors here expect
American Studies and International Relations way it is. different qualities in their students’
American Studies and Politics work from those at Sussex, which
American Studies and Spanish Why American studies at Sussex? has pushed me to re-examine my
American Studies with French • Our Department achieved a grade 5 (recognising writing and argumentation styles.
American Studies with Spanish research of national and international excellence) in ‘Both at Reed and at Sussex you are
the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
What degrees can I do with American studies encouraged to express personal, yet
as a minor? • We are among the UK’s leading research centres in intellectually rigorous opinions, all
Law with American Studies (3 years) (p115) the study of American literature and history. x which is supported by a focus on
Law with American Studies (4 years) (p115) • International faculty, including both American and research at Sussex. The combination
Psychology with American Studies (p151) European scholars, provide you with a range of critical x the two will be incredibly useful once
What A levels do I need? perspectives. x have to write my dissertation, as I’m
gaining so much more confidence in
(For International Baccalaureate and other qualifications • We offer you the opportunity to specialise in your
x expression of my own ideas.
information, see pages 159-162) preferred field: literature and culture or history and
‘Beyond that, I think American Studies
Typical offer range ABB-BBB x Sussex provides an excellent base
• We have the most extensive Year Abroad scheme of
For American Studies and English, A levels (or x postgraduate study, partly because
any American studies programme in the UK.
equivalent) must include English, English Literature or x the flexibility of the programme,
the combined A level in English Language and Literature • The experience of studying on the Year Abroad scheme x mainly because of the brilliant
at grade A gives our graduates a competitive advantage in the academic staff.’
For programmes including languages, see page 112
for information about entry requirements What sort of career could I have? Lalla Wordsworth
• broadcast and print media journalism
What qualities should I bring?
Enthusiasm and commitment; intellectual flexibility; • teaching
expressive writing style; broad-based knowledge; • television and film production
an independent mind
• finance and industry
See pages 166-167 for information on fees • public relations
English language requirements • political administration.
IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the
Listening and Writing sections. For alternative English
language requirements, see pages 162
How do I find out more?
For more information, contact the subject coordinator:
T +44 (0)1273 678841
F +44 (0)1273 623246
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QN, UK
When can I visit?
Our open day dates for 2008 are 14 June and
11 October. We also run regular campus tours.
Please book online at www.sussex.ac.uk/visitors
or call 01273 876787
Graffiti on a mail box in Brooklyn, New York
You take survey courses covering
America’s beginnings until the late
19th century, focusing on either
literature and culture or history
Alongside, you take a course
that considers other parts of the
Americas, and America Inside/
Out, which is about the way the
US sees itself and the way the
country is perceived by the rest
of the world.
A lecture series entitled
Foundations of America: From
Colonisation to Reconstruction
serves as a comprehensive
introduction to American
studies for both major and
As in year 1, you take survey
courses in your specialist track,
now covering the period from
Mount Rushmore: sculptures of the heads of former US presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
the late 19th century until Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln
You also choose two courses How will I learn? Degrees
combining the study of literature, Initially, courses are taught by lectures and classes, giving
history, culture and politics in you a structured approach to the topic. As you progress, American Studies
various ways. For example, more teaching is conducted in seminars and lectures, so BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: T700
the study of American cinema, you have scope to demonstrate your oral and presentation This is our most popular American Studies degree,
skills, as well as your ability to work in groups. You spend in which you can develop your knowledge of the US
the question of race in America,
your third year at a university in the Americas where a in the context of the Americas to the fullest extent. You
the experience of immigrants,
variety of teaching methods and tests are used. Back at specialise in literature and culture or history and politics
or issues of gender.
Sussex in your final year you are taught in small seminar from the beginning, but in order to enable you to work
The lecture series America in the groups and through individual supervision. Assessment across subjects as well, you also take interdisciplinary
20th Century follows on from your includes coursework, short essays, take-away papers, courses on American topics throughout your degree
lectures in year 1. unseen exams and in-class tests in years 1 and 2, with programme.
longer essays and dissertations in your final year to reflect
Year 3 First- and second-year lectures and classes cover
your increasing ability to work independently and to design
Individual study programme on the
American history and politics, literature and culture right
your own projects. As you become more experienced, your
up to contemporary events. Within the course structure
year abroad marks will carry more weight: you have to pass your first
described in the core courses list, you also have options
year to progress into the second, but only the work done in
in years 1 and 2 in complementary subjects such as
Year 4 years 2, 3 and 4 will count towards your final degree. Marks
cultural studies, English, film and media studies,
An important part of your work in the final year are more heavily weighted than in years 2
politics, or history. These, together with the
in your final year is writing a and 3.
interdisciplinary courses, broaden your knowledge
dissertation on a topic of your What will I achieve? and increase your choices.
choice with individual supervision. • Knowledge of the US in the context of the Americas
You also choose options from a You spend year 3 abroad, where you choose your own
across a range of topics and historical periods.
programme of study in consultation with your Sussex
range of specialist courses. • An appreciation and understanding of the ways in tutors. Returning to Sussex for your final year, you
If you take American studies as which different fields of study combine to give a deeper take specialist options in your chosen track, as well as
part of a joint degree, you spend understanding of American culture, history and society. interdisciplinary courses, and you write a dissertation
half your time taking American • The educational, cultural and social experience of a on a topic of your choice.
studies courses and half taking year abroad.
courses from your joint subject. See the core courses list for more details.
• The ability to recognise, represent and reflect on ideas
If American studies is your minor and concepts from other cultures and periods, and American Studies and English
subject, you take American to analyse texts within their historical, social and BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TQ73
studies interdisciplinary courses cultural context. This degree gives you the opportunity to study a
plus the lecture series in the range of literature in English from different periods.
• The skills you need to learn independently and to
first two years, so that you are You learn to appreciate literary genres and forms –
communicate clearly what you have learned.
well prepared for your year including poetry, drama, the novel and the short story –
Specialists in literature and culture learn to analyse and and understand the contexts within which literary texts
abroad. You do not specialise in a
reflect critically on a range of forms and genres, from are produced and read, as well as the ways in which they
poetry and the novel to film and other forms of popular interact with other media. You complement this with a
If you are taking a minor in French
culture. You understand the contexts in which literary specialised knowledge of the literature and culture of
or Spanish, you will spend a texts and other forms of cultural expression are produced
quarter of years 1 and 2 on your the US in the context of the Americas.
and received, as well as different theories and critical
language, and the rest either methods that we can use in our reading. First-year courses introduce you to the systematic study
on American studies only, or on of English and American literature, with courses on
American studies plus one free History and politics specialists gain knowledge and modern English literature and American culture in
option course in a related subject.
understanding of American history from colonial times year 2. After your year abroad you take in-depth special
through to the present day. You learn to use different options in your final year.
Your final year is fully devoted to
historical methods and you develop awareness of historical
American studies. See the core courses list for details of American studies
specialisms (for example social, economic, gender, oral,
and intellectual history). Most of all, you understand courses; refer to the English subject entry on page 88 for
America’s past, but you are also able to analyse historical more information on these courses.
processes that have given rise to the major political and
social challenges facing today’s global society.
Tim’s You combine the study of British, European and
perspective comparative history with a specialised knowledge of
the US in the context of the Americas across a range
‘I was attracted to Sussex because
x of disciplines and historical periods.
x the interdisciplinary approach to
First-year courses introduce you to the systematic study
learning that the University promotes.
of British, American and European history, with courses
x appreciated being able to take
on modern American history and American culture in
courses in linguistics, art history,
x year 2. After your year in a North American university you
philosophy and English, which have
x take in-depth special options in your final year, including
x only broadened my horizons, but a documentary-based special subject in history.
also complemented my American
See the core courses list on page 41 for details of
‘The year abroad in the US was a
American studies courses; refer to the history subject
entry on page 103 for more information on these courses.
definite high point, especially as
Sussex has exchange programmes
x American Studies and
with prestigious institutions. I spent
x International Relations
x superb year at the University of BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TL72
California, Berkeley, which was a
x This degree aims to give you an understanding of the
fantastic way to immerse myself in the
x major practical, political and moral challenges facing
American culture and way of life.
contemporary global society. You gain knowledge of
the history of the modern international system and
‘The opportunities after such a well-
of the ideas that have been developed to explain it.
rounded degree are boundless. The
In particular, you acquire specialist knowledge of
flexibility of the year abroad enabled
x the political, economic, military and cultural role
me to take a course in human
x the US plays in the modern world. You develop an
resources management while I was at
x understanding of the significance of the world economy
Berkeley, and I’m hoping to pursue a
x in the international system, and of the nature of power
career in this area of business when
xx and political processes within differing comparative and
I graduate at the end of this year.’ cultural contexts.
American Studies and Film Studies First-year courses introduce you to the systematic study
BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TP73 of America and the international system, with courses
In this programme you gain insight into the history, on theoretical approaches, political economy, modern
literature and culture of the US in the context of the American history and American culture in year 2.
Americas and, in addition, you learn to read visual Returning to Sussex for your final year, you take in-
images on film and study the cinematic experience. depth special options, including a dissertation on an
international relations topic.
The film studies elements of the programme offer a firm
foundation in visual literacy, film genres and film theory, See the core courses list on page 41 for details of
by introducing you to a diverse range of film-making and American studies courses; refer to the international
viewing across the globe. relations subject entry on page 108 for more information
on these courses.
In year 1 you focus on the technical aspects of film
analysis, and you study aspects of the history of film American Studies and Politics
and of cinema from different cultures. BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TL7F
Scott’s This degree focuses on the importance of politics
In year 2 you look at issues of film theory and genre in and places its study in a wider context of American
career perspective greater depth, before moving on to explore a range of historical and political development. You gain an
x American studies courses taught
cinematic practices. Alongside this, you select American understanding of modern political thought and of
studies courses from options that include modern key developments in modern British and American
x a huge amount about history,
American history, culture and literature. political history. You also learn to analyse events, ideas,
politics and social structures – all
incredibly useful for journalism.
x During your final year you have the opportunity to work institutions and practices in the political world.
x spent my year abroad in Chicago, on a dissertation on a topic agreed with your supervisor, See the core courses list on page 41 for details of
where I learned a great deal about the
x and you choose from a range of film options. American studies courses; refer to the politics subject
x press, and I also got invaluable See the core courses list on page 41 for details of entry on page 144 for more information on these courses.
experience working on the University’s
x American studies courses; refer to the film studies entry American Studies with French
x on page 97 for more information on these courses. BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: T7R1
‘When I graduated, I got a job as a staff
x This programme is particularly suited to those
American Studies and French
writer on a business magazine, which
BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TR71 interested in Canadian as well as American studies.
x went on to edit. After that, I spent a
American Studies and Spanish The combination with French allows you to gain
year or so freelancing, before going
BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TR74 proficiency in the language so that you can study
travelling for eight months. When I got
x These programmes allow you to study the culture and Canadian bilingual literature and culture, as well as the
back to the UK, Caspian Publishing
x history of the US in the context of the Americas, in early Francophone regions of the US. Your year abroad
asked me to set up and launch Real
x combination with developing your knowledge of French will be spent in French Canada or the Caribbean.
x a new business magazine, which or Spanish. Your year abroad will be spent in a university See the core courses list on page 41 for details
x editing now. If you’re thinking of a in Francophone Canada or in Latin America, where you of American studies courses; refer to the languages
career in journalism, I can’t think of
x can further improve your linguistic skills and your cultural at Sussex entry on page 111 for more information on
x better place to study than Sussex. knowledge. these courses.
And Brighton is tons of fun.’ See the core courses list on page 41 for details of American Studies with Spanish
American studies courses; refer to the languages subject BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: T7R4
Scott Payton entry on page 111 for more information on languages.
Editor of Real IR This programme is especially suited to those
American Studies and History interested in Hispanic America, such as Mexico and
BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TV71 Cuba, or Hispanic regions in the US. You will be able to
This degree aims to give you a knowledge and study the literature, culture and history of North America
understanding of the human past and awareness and in the context of the Americas and at the same time
understanding of historical processes that have a develop your language skills in Spanish. Your year abroad
will be spent in a university in the Caribbean or Latin
bearing on the present. You learn to reflect on differing
America, to enable you to further your knowledge of
interpretations of the medium and distant past and
come to appreciate the rich diversity of historical
specialisms including social, economic, cultural, political, See the core courses list on page 41 for details of
intellectual, gender, oral, and environmental history. American studies courses; refer to the languages at
Sussex entry on page 111 for more information on
Essentials Why anthropology?
Anthropologists study cultural and social diversity.
What anthropology degrees are there? Historically, they studied so-called ‘small-scale’ and
Anthropology ‘traditional’ societies. Increasingly, anthropologists
Anthropology and Contemporary European Studies are concerned with towns and cities in a modern and
Anthropology and Cultural Studies changing world.
Anthropology and Development Studies
Anthropologists collect information through participant
Anthropology and French
Anthropology and Italian observation – living in the societies they are studying for
Anthropology and Languages (French and Spanish) lengthy periods of time and learning their languages.
Anthropology and Spanish This attention to close, detailed accounts of particular
cases (known as ethnography) enables anthropologists
Art History and Anthropology (p48) to analyse and explain aspects of social change that
Geography and Anthropology (p101) may not be visible at the larger, or macro, level.
History and Anthropology (p104) Top: performance of a young
International Relations and Anthropology (p110) Although anthropology depends on the detailed study
men’s masquerade cult
Politics and Anthropology (p145) of specific cases, the issues we investigate are much
in south-eastern Nigeria
broader and are concerned with understanding humans
What degrees can I take with anthropology both as being created by, and as the creators of, culture Below: lyra-accompanied singers on
as a minor? and society. the Greek island of Nisyros
Law with Anthropology (p116)
See also Development studies (p71), Why anthropology at Sussex?
Human sciences (p106) • Sussex has one of the largest anthropology
departments in the UK and attracts applicants from
What A levels do I need?
around the world.
(For International Baccalaureate and other qualifications
information, see pages 159-162) • Our Department has an ‘excellent’ rating from the
Typical offer range AAB-BBB most recent assessment of teaching quality and its
research is internationally rated. It is among the most
For programmes including languages, see page 112 for active research departments in Britain.
information about entry requirements
• Our research interests include the impact of
What qualities should I bring?
Intellectual curiosity; creative thought; independence;
globalisation in Africa, Europe and Asia; the Ivan’s
meaning and social effects of economic change and perspective
‘development’; and the politics of human rights in an
Fees international context. The undergraduate curriculum ‘When I first came to Sussex, I liked
See pages 166-167 for information on fees reflects these areas of research. the
x idea of a discipline concerned
with cultural diversity. I thought of
English language requirements • The Department is young and dynamic, and our anthropology as a fascinating subject,
IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the teaching and research focus on contemporary which looked at “other” people and
Listening and Writing sections. For alternative English developments in anthropology.
studied different cultures.
language requirements, see pages 162
• We provide a range of degrees that allow you to ‘The Anthropology degree at Sussex
Foundation year for non-EU students combine anthropology with other disciplines in a has
x helped me appreciate the diversity
If your qualifications (including English language) do not coherent and structured framework. of
x the world we live in. Through lectures,
yet meet our entry requirements for admission direct to seminars and film screenings, I’ve been
the first year of these degree programmes, we offer an • There are opportunities for placements overseas
presented with a world where people
international foundation year entry route. See page 30 through our year abroad programme and through the
make claims, debate power relations,
for details Erasmus exchange scheme.
x define themselves and others.
How do I find out more? What sort of career could I have? ‘I’ve learned to think of “others” as
For more information, contact the admissions tutor: Anthropology tends to attract students with creative individuals who try to come to grips
E email@example.com minds. Given this, and the central interests of with local questions and global
T +44 (0)1273 877185 anthropologists in cultural diversity in a changing world, dynamics. The Anthropology degree
F +44 (0)1273 623572 anthropology degrees lead to a wide range of career at
x Sussex has taken me beyond the
Anthropology, University of Sussex, Falmer, opportunities. These include jobs in: rhetoric of multiculturalism and has
Brighton BN1 9SJ, UK
• journalism shown me the complexity of human
www.sussex.ac.uk/anthropology experience around the world.’
When can I visit? • development work: employees of or consultants for
Our open day dates for 2008 are 14 June and agencies such as the Department for International, Ivan
11 October. We also run regular campus tours. Development (DFID) and international non- Costantino
Please book online at www.sussex.ac.uk/visitors governmental organisations (NGOs), such as Oxfam
or call 01273 876787 or Amnesty International
• Civil Service, including local government and the
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
• the world of business.
Alternatively, you are equipped to go on to further study
to gain professional qualifications, for example in law,
or to develop research interests in anthropology.
How will I learn? Anthropology and Development Studies
We emphasise interactive forms of teaching such as BA (Hons), 3 years UCAS Code: LL69
seminars, workshops and tutorials, though there are This degree provides you with an excellent
also lectures. You will develop your ability to work understanding of contemporary anthropology and
independently and to communicate ideas through development studies and the close (if at times tense)
essays and other forms of presentation. Assessment relationship between them.
includes exams and coursework, as well as end-of-
In years 1 and 2 you take the core courses in both
course essays and dissertations.
anthropology and development studies. In year 3
What will I achieve? you choose options from both subjects.
• A wide understanding of contemporary cultures and
See the core courses list for details of anthropology
societies and an ability to understand processes of
courses; refer to the development studies subject entry
change in the modern world.
on page 71 for more information on these courses.
• The ability to relate anthropology to a broad range
Anthropology and French
of practical contexts.
BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: LR61
• An understanding of the nature of cultural and social Anthropology and Italian
differences and how to approach these differences BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: LR63
in the contemporary world. Anthropology and Spanish
BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: LR64
• Competence and confidence in presenting your own
These degrees allow you to acquire a near-native
ideas as well as those of others.
competence in a European language other than English
• Analytical skills, useful in a wide range of contexts. as well as an excellent understanding of contemporary
anthropology. Your language skills, and immersion
Degrees in another culture, will give you an awareness of
how language informs our conception of the world,
Anthropology helping you to view your own position from an outside
BA (Hons), 3 years UCAS Code: L600 perspective. At the same time you will develop the skills
This degree provides you with an excellent under- necessary for an anthropological understanding of social
standing of contemporary anthropology. It develops and cultural phenomena.
your intellectual and practical skills in the analysis and
interpretation of ethnographic data and your grasp In years 1 and 2 and your final year you spend half your
of anthropological theory. time studying anthropology and half studying a European
language in its linguistic, cultural and social context.
By the end of the degree you will understand the major
contemporary debates in anthropology and the history You spend year 3 studying at a university appropriate to
of the discipline. You learn about a wide range of your selected language, in Europe, Spanish-speaking
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in Rajasthan, India ethnographic data and the ways in which theory can be Latin America or French overseas territories, before
used to understand this material. You also develop an returning to Sussex for your final year.
Core courses appreciation of the ethical issues involved in research See the core courses list for details of anthropology
and analysis. courses; refer to the languages subject entry on page
In years 1 and 2, in addition to the courses listed 111 for more information on these courses.
You take: Anthropology in Theory;
Ethnographic Film; Ethnographic above, you have a choice of complementary course Anthropology and Languages
Methods; Reading Ethnography; options drawn from related subjects such as art history, (French and Spanish)
and The Anthropological development studies, languages and international BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: LR68
relations. These courses give you greater breadth and This degree allows you to acquire near-native
choice in your studies. In the third year you devote all competence in French and Spanish, as well as an
your time to anthropology. excellent understanding of contemporary anthropology.
See the core courses list for details of anthropology Your language skills, and immersion in other cultures,
You take: Culture and
courses. will give you an awareness of how language informs
Representation; Issues in
our conception of the world, helping you to view your
Contemporary Anthropology; Anthropology and Contemporary European Studies own position from an outside perspective. At the
Material Cultures; Politics, Power BA (Hons), 3 years UCAS Code: LR69 same time you will develop the skills necessary for an
and Legitimacy; and Reproduction, This degree provides you with an excellent grasp anthropological understanding of social and cultural
Self and Society. of the ways in which anthropology can expand our phenomena.
understanding of Europe and the significant
Year 3 contemporary theoretical debates. In years 1 and 2 and your final year you spend half your
You take: Anthropology of time studying anthropology and half studying the two
You take core courses in both anthropology and languages in their linguistic, cultural and social context.
Economic Processes; and Religion contemporary European studies in years 1 and 2
and Ritual. and choose options from each subject in year 3. You spend year 3 studying at an appropriate university
You also take one or two in Europe, Spanish-speaking Latin America or French
advanced topics in anthropology See the core courses list for details of anthropology overseas territories, before returning to Sussex for your
including: Anthropology of courses; refer to the contemporary European studies final year.
subject entry on page 65 for more information on
Fertility, Reproduction and Health; See the core courses list for details of anthropology
Anthropology of the Body; Culture, courses; refer to the languages subject entry on
Anthropology and History; Current Anthropology and Cultural Studies page 111 for more information on these courses.
Themes in the Anthropology BA (Hons), 3 years UCAS Code: LR6X
of Latin America; Feminist You graduate from this degree with a comprehensive
Anthropology; Human Rights, Law knowledge of anthropology and cultural studies and the
and Power; Landscape/Memory/ complex ways in which the two disciplines relate to, and
Identity; Medicine and Culture; inform, each other.
The Anthropology of Africa; The In years 1 and 2 you take the core courses in both
Anthropology of Development; anthropology and cultural studies. In year 3 you choose
The Anthropology of Europe; and options from both subjects.
The Anthropology of South Asia. See the core courses list for details of anthropology
courses; refer to the cultural studies subject entry on
page 68 for more information on these courses.
Archaeology and landscape Natalia’s
Archaeology and landscape
‘Although I’ve never had a clear idea
x my perfect job, I knew I wanted to
pursue the fields where my passions
have always been – geography and
archaeology – so a joint degree is ideal
‘The two subjects complement each
other perfectly and I’ve often found
that the specific aspects you learn
x one area can be applied to the
other, giving me that extra lift in my
Essentials Why archaeology and landscape?
understanding in the two subjects.
Archaeology provides interdisciplinary frameworks
‘The benefit of this joint degree is that
The BA Archaeology and Landscape (part-time) and methodologies for understanding and interpreting
the past. It enables you to investigate the human I
x get to explore a wide range of topics,
is offered by the University’s Centre for Continuing
Education past – from our ancestral origins in Africa to modern and
x the options available allow me
times. Complementing this, the study of landscape to
x study my personal interests in
What archaeology and landcsape degrees are enables historical, cultural, ecological, geological and greater depth.
there? geographical elements to be considered as components ‘The flexible schedule gives me
Archaeology and Landscape (part-time)
of both past and present landscapes. time to venture to the many active
Art History and Archaeology (see also p48)
archaeological sites locally. I’ve had
Our archaeological and landscape heritage is a
What qualifications do I need? valuable, finite and vulnerable resource, which requires
some extraordinary experiences in
For Art History and Archaeology, see page 48 studying geography and archaeology
investigation, recording and analysis to high professional
For Archaeology and Landscape (part-time), there standards. In our ever-changing world an appreciation at
x Sussex, and I’ve only been here just
are no standard entrance requirements; offers are and understanding of these issues is needed by over a year.’
made on the basis of a written application and (where government, planners and the general public.
appropriate) an interview and a further short piece of Natalia Borg
These subjects will appeal to those with a sense of
written work. Apply direct to the Centre for Continuing
exploration and discovery of the world around them.
Education (not through UCAS) for admission. You
should normally apply by the end of June for admission
Why archaeology and landscape at Sussex?
Sussex offers two distinct approaches to studying
What qualities should I bring? archaeology and landscape. You can choose to
Intellectual curiosity; lateral thinking; readiness to be take archaeology alongside another subject that
challenged; passion for the past and the environment; complements and enhances your studies, as part
commitment; a love of the outdoors of a full-time joint degree programme – the BA in
Art History and Archaeology. Alternatively, our BA in
Fees Archaeology and Landscape (offered by the University’s
See pages 166-167 for information on fees
Centre for Continuing Education) allows students from
English language requirements a wide range of academic interests and vocational
IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the backgrounds to pursue interdiscliplinary study of ‘When I joined an evening open course
Listening and Writing sections. For alternative English archaeology and landscape on a part-time basis. run
x by the Centre for Continuing
language requirements, see page 162 Education on Vernacular Architecture, I
Archaeology and landscape at Sussex offers you:
How do I find out more? had
x no idea of where it would, or could,
• Full-time and part-time routes. lead. Now I’m taking a part-time BA
For more information, contact the admissions
coordinator: • Part-time BA Archaeology and Landscape is taught involving archaeology and landscape.
E firstname.lastname@example.org evenings and weekends. Highlights have included Bronze Age
T +44 (0)1273 877888 digs on the Downs; exploring medieval
• Both degree programmes have a strong vocational
F +44 (0)1273 877534 cellars in Winchelsea; and trying to tell
element with many employment-specific transferable
Centre for Continuing Education, my
x Erica tetralix from my Ulex minor in
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QQ, UK Ashdown Forest!
www.sussex.ac.uk/cce • Archaeology is offered in combination with ‘After the initial core year I had
complementary disciplines. the
x chance to choose from many
Our open day dates for 2008 are 14 June and
11 October. We also run regular campus tours. • Excellent opportunities for fieldwork and research in interesting courses and decided to
Please book online at www.sussex.ac.uk/visitors contrasting landscapes. specialise in achaeology. This ranged
or call 01273 876787 from learning basic excavation
• Tutors are actively engaged in practical archaeology
techniques at Barcombe Roman
CCE holds various events throughout Sussex. Please and landscape fieldwork.
x to individually researching the
check the CCE website for details
• The University is situated within easy reach of a rich local chalk and lime industry in
variety of contrasting landscapes and archaeological archives and the field. All is framed
sites. within the landscape and mankind’s
What sort of career could I have? continuing influence on what we now
• field archaeologist see
s all around us. I’ve learnt so much
about my surroundings that I feel
• conservation policy maker or practitioner
x programme should come with a
• estate management warning that all who enter will never
x anything in quite the same way
• environmental and land management
• professional researcher.
Vertical photography of a Roman well at the University’s
excavation at Barcombe, Sussex