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    Section 8   Applying To Sussex Section 8 Applying To Sussex Document Transcript

    • Applying to Sussex Applying to Sussex 172 Applications and selection 176 Fees and funding 188 Terms and conditions and further information 190 Index 192 Departments and services index 171
    • Completing the application Applications Applications and selection Applying to Sussex Whichever application method you use (online or paper), you will be asked to specify the programme(s) of study (up to a maximum of and selection three) that you wish to apply for and give details of your qualifications, and also your interests and reasons for applying. This provides our selectors Applying to Sussex with evidence of your understanding of your chosen area of study. You should also provide the following supporting documents: • two academic references; • where appropriate, proof of qualifications via copies of certificates/transcripts; Am I qualified for entry? For all other postgraduate programmes, • where appropriate, proof of English language The University welcomes applications for post- applications are placed directly to Sussex. qualifications; and graduate study from across the UK, the rest of You can choose to apply either by completing a Europe and the wider world. Each of the subject paper application or, more commonly, via the • for applicants to research degrees, a research entries of this prospectus (pages 41-170) contains University’s free postgraduate online application proposal (see below). an Essentials box setting out the admissions form at www.sussex.ac.uk/pgapplication If you are an international applicant, where requirements for our postgraduate programmes, If you have access to the internet, you will find appropriate, please provide copies of transcripts/ along with our English language requirements for the online postgraduate application is the certificates officially translated into English. non-native English speakers (see also page 174). quickest and most efficient way to apply to For online applications, there is a facility to attach Although the entry requirements are normally Sussex. Once you have completed and submitted electronic copies of supporting documents phrased in terms of results in British degree the application, it will be passed directly to the including references, and this option should be programmes, the University welcomes applications relevant admissions selector. You will then be able used wherever possible. from a broad range of backgrounds, and details of to track the progress of your application via your some of the most common overseas qualifications online account and will be notified by email once Applicants completing paper application forms we accept are shown on page 175. a decision is reached. If you are successful, you are asked to pay particular attention to ensuring will be able to view your offer letter and accept that they copy the full and correct title for their General entrance requirements chosen programme(s) from this prospectus and In general terms, postgraduate applicants would your place online. For those eligible for housing (see pages 24-25), you can also then complete that they write clearly, completing all sections of normally be expected to meet the following the application form. Incomplete and/or illegible general entrance requirements: the housing application using the same system. applications can cause delays in processing. Once For research programmes (eg MPhil If you are not able to apply online, you can completed, paper applications should be sent to and DPhil): complete a paper application form and send this Postgraduate Admissions (at the address below), Normally an upper second-class undergraduate to us in the post. Paper application forms can with references and supporting documents in honours degree or other professional qualification be downloaded from our website at a single bundle. Paper applications will then be or experience of equivalent standing. For research www.sussex.ac.uk/pgapplication or you can checked and processed before forwarding on to the degrees in the arts or social sciences, normally request a copy by contacting: relevant selector for a decision. also a Masters degree. Student Recruitment Services, The address for returning completed paper For taught programmes Sussex House, University of Sussex, applications is: (eg MA or MSc) Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH, UK T +44 (0)1273 876787 Postgraduate Admissions, Normally an upper second-class (or, in some Sussex House, University of Sussex, areas, a lower second-class) undergraduate F +44 (0)1273 876677 E pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH, UK honours degree or other professional qualification T +44 (0)1273 877773 or experience of equivalent standing. When to apply F +44 (0)1273 678545 For both research and taught programmes, all non- We begin to consider applications in November E pg.applicants@sussex.ac.uk native English speakers will also need to provide for entry the following academic year. Almost all If you have any questions when completing the evidence of suitable English language ability. taught programmes start at the beginning of the application (whether online or paper), please do English language requirements are listed in the autumn term in October. Most research students not hesitate to contact Postgraduate Admissions. Essentials box in each subject entry (see pages are taken on at this time, although sometimes 41-170) and a conversion chart can be found on there are small intakes at the beginning of the Research applications page 174. spring (January) and summer (April) terms. (Please note that the text below does not apply to In addition to the general entrance requirements, You can apply to Sussex for postgraduate study taught programmes.) you should look carefully at the Essentials boxes at any time of the year. Certain programmes, If you are applying for a research degree, you in the subject entries to see whether there are however, have specific deadlines and details are will need a research proposal, and if you are specific requirements for your chosen programme shown on the relevant subject pages (see pages particularly interested in the work of one of our (for example, whether your undergraduate studies 41-170). For example, Experimental Psychology members of faculty or a research team, you need to have been in a particular discipline for your requires applications by 31 March, and the may wish to consider requesting a particular chosen Masters). If you are unclear, the subject initial closing date for the Common Professional supervisor. The subject pages of this prospectus pages list contact details for further information. Examination (CPE) in Law is 1 February (although (see pages 41-170) provide relevant information You may also find useful additional information late applications can be considered, subject to about our research specialisms and you may wish on the department or research centre web pages, space, until 31 August). For most programmes, to contact faculty members directly to discuss which can be accessed via our website as there is no specific deadline, we will consider your area of interest. If you ask to be supervised www.sussex.ac.uk applications until the programme is full. As there by a particular member of faculty, this will be is strong demand for places in some areas, an considered, but clearly not all such requests can Applying early application (preferably by May) is advised. be accommodated. Online or paper? Applications for postgraduate study are normally If you are applying for funding, either from one of The amount of detail required in a research submitted directly to the University. The three the Sussex scholarships or from an external body, proposal varies between subjects. Social science main exceptions to this are the MA in Social Work, your application timetable may well be dictated and arts subjects tend to require a highly developed where applications are placed via UCAS (see by the deadlines for the allocation of funding. research proposal, giving a clear outline of the page 164), the Common Professional Examination Funding deadlines vary, but if you need to have specific research area. However, in some science (CPE) in Law, where applications are placed been made a formal offer of a place before you subjects it is more normal to outline a general via the Law Central Applications Board (see submit your funding application, it is obviously area of interest, as the nature of the research page 125), and the Postgraduate Certificate in important to allow adequate time for your discipline is more tied to ongoing research projects, Education (PGCE), where applications are placed application to be processed by the University. the availability of experimental equipment, etc. via the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) Again, a discussion with an academic contact will (see page 86). help clarify the right level of detail of your research proposal. 172
    • The selection process If you applied online, you can accept your offer via your online account (and then, if appropriate, apply Applications and selection Applying to Sussex Once your application has been received, it will be forwarded on to the relevant department for for housing). If you applied on a paper application consideration. We will send acknowledgment of form, we will send you an acceptance reply slip with receipt of the application by email and will aim your formal offer letter (along with information on to make a decision on the application as soon as housing, if relevant). possible. Deposits The length of time taken to reach a decision will (Please note that the text below applies to some vary as each application is considered on its taught programmes only.) individual strengths and merits. In some cases Some of our programmes operate a deposit we may write to ask for additional information (for scheme to secure places, which means a deposit example on the qualifications you are taking or is required at the point of accepting an offer. your experience) or we could ask you to attend an These programmes are listed in the fees tables, interview (see below). Research applications will along with the terms of the deposit scheme, on usually take longer to process than those for taught pages 177-181. programmes, but in all cases we will aim to reach a decision as soon as possible. If you have applied What happens after you have online, you will be able to track the progress of your accepted your offer application via your online account. As the year progresses, we will stay in touch with Interviews those applicants who have accepted their offers. There are a small number of programmes (eg the We will send you further information during the MA in Social Work or the PGCE) where interviews summer months about starting at the University. are a mandatory requirement of the selection If you have conditions attached to your offer, you process (as detailed in the relevant subject will need to send in confirmation that you have met entries on pages 41-170). Interviewing also these conditions. If you have applied for housing, takes place as part of the selection for research this will normally be allocated in August and you will degrees within some of the science disciplines also be sent information about registration and the (eg biochemistry, biology and chemistry) and welcome programme at Sussex. for the MSc in Experimental Psychology. For If you have any questions during the application applicants outside the UK, we sometimes conduct period, please do not hesitate to contact telephone interviews for these disciplines. In Postgraduate Admissions. most other areas, however, interviews are used only occasionally (with the decision on whether Deferring we can offer you a place based primarily on your If, after you have accepted your offer, you realise original application and any supporting information that you cannot join the University as originally Admissions policy you submitted). If you are asked to come for planned, but you want to take up your place the Sussex aims to offer a diverse, multicultural an interview, this will form part of the selection following year, we are happy to consider a request student community that is open and welcoming to process for deciding whether or not we are able to defer. You simply need to put your request in those with the potential to pursue our programmes to offer you a place, and the interview will build on writing to Postgraduate Admissions and we will successfully. Sussex has a long tradition of the information you have already provided in your consider it (E pg.applicants@sussex.ac.uk). welcoming applicants with varied qualifications and application. Interviewing may also occur if you are backgrounds. We work towards this by: being nominated for a studentship that is allocated Equality of opportunity policy The University of Sussex is committed to ensuring • providing educational opportunities for all by Sussex. types of student satisfying the criteria of the that staff and students are recruited, selected, policy, irrespective of their previous educational Offers trained, assessed, promoted and otherwise treated attainment, and reviewing each application If your application is successful, you will receive solely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. A copy of the University’s Equality and individually on its merits; and an official offer letter setting out the details of your place. If you applied online, this offer letter Diversity Policy is available from Postgraduate • attempting to recruit a diverse student community will be visible via your online account (although Admissions and posted on the University’s website with regard to gender, age, nationality, ethnicity, a paper copy will also be sent to you in the post). at www.sussex.ac.uk/equalities/policies socio-economic background and disability. The offer letter represents the University’s formal terms of offer, and overrides any other informal Disabled students The University is committed to: We welcome applications from candidates • equality of opportunity as set out in our Equality communications or impressions. The offer you with disabilities, mental health difficulties and Diversity Policy. The University aims to treat receive can be either conditional or unconditional. and specific learning difficulties (eg dyslexia, all applications fairly, equally, courteously and In other words, if you already meet all the dyspraxia, ADHD, etc). We consider all promptly; and requirements for the place, your offer is likely to be applications according to the same academic unconditional; but if you still have qualifications to • offering information and special assistance to criteria, regardless of other factors. We also complete or other evidence to provide (eg English applicants who need it, particularly those with a recognise the need to ensure you are given advice language ability), your offer will be conditional and disability and those from overseas. on the facilities and support services available, you will need to demonstrate that you meet these so that if you are admitted to the University you conditions before your place can be finalised. Even will have the support you need to complete your unconditional offers, however, can sometimes degree programme successfully. be subject to receipt of additional satisfactory references and/or verification of declared If you have access requirements, we strongly qualifications, which need to be submitted before encourage you to contact the Student Support registration can be completed. Unit and to arrange a visit to the campus to explore the facilities available. Please direct Once you have received any offer, you will then enquiries to: need to decide whether to accept or decline our offer. To help you with this, you might wish to visit Student Support Unit, the University and we have an open campus policy Pevensey Building 1, University of Sussex, to enable you to come and look around without Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK pre-arranging a visit. Alternatively, there is an T +44 (0)1273 877466 online campus tour available (www.sussex.ac.uk/ E studentsupport@sussex.ac.uk USIS/campustour) or you are welcome to attend All applicants are considered on academic merit. our Postgraduate Open Day or one of our monthly Discover Postgraduate Study drop-in sessions (see We may ask for additional information about your Further information access and support needs to ensure that we can Student Recruitment Services, page 5 for dates and more details). provide the support that is required. You may also Sussex House, University of Sussex, be invited for a visit to meet tutors and service Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH, UK providers. T +44 (0)1273 876787 F +44 (0)1273 876677 E pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk 173
    • International students Table 1: English language requirements – IELTS and TOEFL scores Non-UK qualifications Applications and selection Applying to Sussex IELTS score Computer Internet Speaking Writing Sussex receives applications from all over TOEFL TOEFL the world and is therefore very experienced in assessing the qualifications offered by students 6.0 213 80 22 24 from outside the UK. 6.5 230 90 24 25 While the Essentials boxes in the subject entries list our requirements in terms of British degrees, 7.0 250 100 27 27 we are very happy to consider applications from students who are taking (or have taken) an array of other qualifications. The table on The University will also accept other tests of If you have taken one of these tests and are page 175 shows some of the most common English language, such as the Cambridge unsure if you meet our English language international qualifications that meet our general Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) requirements, please contact Postgraduate entry requirements, but limited space means with at least grade C, English Language Skills Admissions (E pg.applicants@sussex.ac.uk). we cannot list all acceptable qualifications. Assessment (ELSA) and a General Certificate of If you have any questions on these or other Secondary Education (GCSE or IGCSE) in English, qualifications, please contact Postgraduate with at least grade C. Admissions (E pg.applicants@sussex.ac.uk). Table 2: Pre-sessional English language course requirements Please note that the qualifications table is only a guide and, as each application is treated IELTS level Course requirements individually, offers may vary with different applicants. 0.5 below required band Module C (takes place in September) Please also note that where the admissions 1.0 below required band Modules B and C (August-September) requirements on the subject page contain a specific subject requirement (for example, the 1.5 below required band Modules A, B and C (July-September) need for undergraduate studies in chemistry to be able to study on the MSc in Chemical Biology), Please contact the Sussex Language Institute you will still need to meet this specific subject More than 1.5 below required band (E efl@sussex.ac.uk) for information requirement regardless of what qualification you about course requirements have taken. The table on page 175 is given as a general Pre-sessional English language Free pre-sessional module guide. Admissions tutors take into account courses If your offer of a place includes an English language factors in addition to academic qualifications, and requirement, and you take and successfully In addition to the external English language tests, attainment of the qualifications below does not complete the pre-sessional English Module C the University’s Sussex Language Institute offers a guarantee admission. course to meet this English requirement, your fee range of pre-sessional English language courses to English language requirements prepare you for postgraduate study (see for the Module C will actually be refunded when you All teaching at Sussex is in the English language www.sussex.ac.uk/languages). The goal of these progress to postgraduate study at Sussex, provided and you will therefore need a good command courses is to equip you with the language skills you meet the following two conditions: that you of written and spoken English to complete a necessary to study successfully through the medium are an overseas fee payer and that you are self- postgraduate degree. If your first language is of English. Successful completion of the appropriate financing. not English, you will normally be expected to pre-sessional course could be used as evidence of have passed an appropriate test in English, such English language ability. Please check Table 2 for as the International English Language Testing guidance on the courses that are normally required System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign dependent on your current English level. Even if your Language (TOEFL). If you do not have evidence of English ability is at the appropriate level, you may appropriate English language ability at the point find the pre-sessional English course useful. when you apply, this will normally form part of the conditions of any offer. The level of English required varies depending on which programme you wish to study at Sussex. The Essentials boxes in the subject entries of this prospectus include details of the English language requirements, given in terms of IELTS scores. If you have taken a TOEFL qualification, Table 1 shows the grades required by Sussex in comparison to IELTS: 174
    • Table 3: Some overseas qualifications that meet the University’s entry requirements to postgraduate programmes The following table is given as a general guide. Admissions tutors take into There may be some programmes where the Essentials box states that a Applications and selection Applying to Sussex account factors in addition to academic qualifications, and attainment of Masters degree is required. Masters degrees in the UK normally last one year the qualifications below does not guarantee admission. Columns A and B and are taken after completion of an undergraduate honours degree. Where relate to the entrance requirements listed in the Essentials box in the this is listed as a requirement, you may need to have additional experience or subject entries. qualifications to those listed below. If you have any questions or are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications, contact the University Where the requirement stated is a first- or upper-second class undergraduate (E pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk). honours degree, refer to column A for the equivalent requirement. Where the requirement stated is a second-class undergraduate honours degree, refer to column B. Country A B Australia Bachelor (Honours) degree with second class Bachelor (Honours) degree with second class (upper division) (lower division) Brazil Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 8 of at least 7 Canada Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (grade B+) Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (grade B) China Bachelor degree from a leading university with overall score Bachelor degree from a leading university with overall score of at least 80% of at least 70% Cyprus Bachelor degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at Bachelor degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 7.5 least 6.5 France Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with final mark of 13 Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of 12 Germany Bachelor degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2 Bachelor degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2 or better or better Ghana Bachelor degree from a public university with second-class Bachelor degree from a public university with second-class upper division lower division Greece Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 7.5 Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5 Hong Kong Bachelor (Honours) degree with second-class upper division Bachelor (Honours) degree with second-class lower division India Bachelor degree from a leading institution with overall score Bachelor degree from a leading institution with overall score of at least 60% of at least 60% Iran Bachelor degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final score Bachelor degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final score of at least 15 of at least 14 Italy Diploma di Laurea with an overall score of at least 100 Diploma di Laurea with an overall score of at least 90 Japan Bachelor degree from a leading university with an overall Bachelor degree from a leading university with an overall average of B+ average of B Malaysia Bachelor degree with class 2 division 1 Bachelor degree with class 2 division 2 Mexico Licenciado with a final mark of at least 8 Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7 Nigeria Bachelor degree with second-class upper division Bachelor degree with second-class lower division Pakistan Bachelor degree in professional field, Bachelor of Bachelor degree in professional field, Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering, Bachelor of Technology or two-year Masters Bachelor of Technology or two-year Masters degree with an degree with an overall score of at least 60% overall score of at least 60% Russia Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a final score of at least 4 Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a final score of at least 4 South Africa Bachelor (Honours) degree or Bachelor degree in Bachelor (Honours) degree or Bachelor degree in Technology Technology with an overall score of at least 70% with an overall score of at least 60% Saudi Arabia Bachelor degree with an overall score of at least 70% or a Bachelor degree with an overall score of at least 65% or a cumulative GPA of 3.5/5 cumulative GPA of 3.2/5 South Korea Bachelor degree from a leading university with a cumulative Bachelor degree from a leading university with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 GPA of 3.0 Spain Licenciado with a final score of at least 7 Licenciado with a final score of at least 6 Taiwan Bachelor degree with overall score of 70%-85% depending Bachelor degree with overall score of 70%-85% depending on your university on your university Thailand Masters degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 Masters degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 Turkey Lisans Diplomasi with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 Lisans Diplomasi with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 United Arab Emirates Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 USA Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 Vietnam Masters degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 Masters degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 175
    • Living expenses Fees and funding Fees and funding Applying to Sussex You should ensure that you have adequate finance to cover your period of study before applying for admission. We estimate that to cover the cost Applying to Sussex of accommodation and other living expenses, a student who is self-supporting will need around £9,684 for the 12 months from October 2009 to September 2010, in addition to tuition fees. This figure is for guidance only; you may find that, depending on your lifestyle, you require more. If you are planning to be accompanied by your dependants, you will certainly need additional funds. The living expenses table below gives a Fee status Tuition fees generalised breakdown of how your finances The tuition fee you are charged is different The University’s annual fees cover registration, might be allocated on a monthly basis (please depending on whether you are classified as a tuition and examinations. They must be paid in note that these figures are for illustration only). ‘home’, ‘overseas’ or ‘Channel Islands/Isle of full at the beginning of each academic year. Man’ student. The rules on how you are classified Self-funding students may, however, pay in Rent (see pages 24-25 for 2008-09 figures): are strictly defined by the British Government. In instalments, subject to standard payment terms. Campus (includes all utility bills/internet) general: For details, see www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/ £392 finance/students Private sector (includes utility bills estimate) • Students who are settled and ordinarily resident in the UK, and EU nationals who are ordinarily The fees listed in this prospectus (see table on £400 resident in the European Economic Area, pages 177-181) are for entry to the University Mobile phone: Switzerland or the overseas territories for the in the academic year 2009-2010 (2008-2009 Contracts £25 three years prior to the start of the degree for Channel Islands and Isle of Man). All fees and Minimum top-up £10 programme, are defined as either ‘home’ or other charges are liable to review and change Food/housekeeping £140 ‘EU’ students and are liable to pay the UK/EU without notice. For up-to-date information, see Local travel £40 fee rate. www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/finance/students Insurance (personal) £5 Books/stationery £40 • A separate fee scheme applies to students If you are a science student undertaking Clothing £40 resident in the Isle of Man and Channel Islands, laboratory-based experimental studies, an Socialising/leisure £100 who are therefore outside the EU. Details of the additional fee may be charged as a contribution Miscellaneous (healthcare, etc) £40 fees are shown in the table on pages 177-181. to research expenses. The cost is dependent on the type of project that is to be undertaken, and is Total £807-830 • Students from other countries are classified as normally negotiated before an offer is made. ‘overseas’, and are liable to pay a higher fee rate (there are exceptions, such as students An additional fee (which is likely to be £250 in the Paid employment who are temporarily outside the UK/EU, those 2009-2010 academic year) is charged for the Although it is normal for part-time students to be with refugee status granted by the British pre-sessional economics course in Mathematics in regular employment, we do not recommend Government, and migrant workers). and Statistics. that full-time students do more than 15 hours per week. You can receive assistance in obtaining Applicants with British or other EU nationality, in A late registration fee, currently £50, is payable suitable work from the University’s Career particular, should be aware that such nationality by students expected in the autumn term who fail Development and Employment Centre does not guarantee that you will be charged the to complete their registration by the end of the (see page 37). ‘home’ fee rate – you must also satisfy various first week of that term. residence requirements. Self-funded overseas students on research Financial guarantee As a condition of online registration, one of If your fee status is unclear, we will send you a programmes may choose to pay fees at either a the formalities you are required to accept is questionnaire to complete, so that your status variable or a fixed rate. Fees for students choosing the financial guarantee, which states ‘I have can be correctly determined by the University. the variable option are subject to an annual adequate financial provision to cover my living inflationary increase. Under the fixed-fee option, The rules surrounding fee classification are expenses and any fee liability’. The University the fee is a little higher for entrants in the first complicated and if you are in doubt, you should reserves the right to refuse admission to any year but remains at the same rate in subsequent check the following websites: students who have not, in the University’s view, years. This option allows applicants to budget for their future studies with more certainty. Please provided adequate evidence of their ability to www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/fees_student_ note that applicants will be asked to indicate finance themselves. support.php their chosen option before they register at the Re-registration in subsequent years and www.sussex.ac.uk/International/admissions/ University. graduation depend on you being in good financial fees.shtml Fieldwork standing. Debts cannot be carried forward from Students who are absent from the University year to year. on approved fieldwork are charged a fee, which For further information, visit www.sussex.ac.uk/ is currently 65 per cent of the full fee for the Units/finance/students relevant period. If you hold an award from a grant- awarding authority, find out whether your grant Graduation includes provision for travelling expenses incurred On successful completion of your studies you during fieldwork. Provision is not made, for will be entitled to attend a University graduation example, by the British Council, and you should ceremony, which takes place in Brighton’s take account of this in your research proposal. prestigious and historic Dome Theatre complex. There is no University charge to students for Distant students graduating as such, but please note that you will If you spend part of your registration as a distant be expected to hire a graduation gown from a student, you pay full fees for the periods spent at specialist company and this will have a cost, of Sussex and 65 per cent of the full fee for periods which you will be advised at the time. In addition, spent as a distant student. we do charge guests attending the ceremony, in Continuation fee order to help recover the costs associated with Registered research students who have staging a high-quality event. transferred to continuation status pay a continuation fee, currently £215 for each year or part of a year. 176
    • Fees for postgraduate degree programmes Fees and funding Applying to Sussex Key and important information tba – to be announced. At the time of going to press (July 2008), these fees were not yet available. For up-to-date information, visit www.sussex.ac.uk/pgstudy ‡ A deposit scheme applies to these postgraduate programmes owing to a special need for predictable numbers. It works as follows: depending on the exact date of offer, you are given 4-8 weeks in which to accept the offer and pay a £200 deposit. You may withdraw and claim a refund of £150 before 1 September, but there will be no refund if an application is withdrawn after 1 September. As at 31 July, offers may be withdrawn where the deposit has not yet been paid. Other programmes may be included as the need arises, and you will be notified at the offer stage. † For the latest fees information, contact the individual programme providers, www.bsms.ac.uk, www.roffeypark.com or www.westdean.org.uk ¥ To be awarded an MA, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies, you will need to accumulate a certain number of credits (please refer to the Education and teaching section on pages 86-90 for more information). The fees are as follows: £360 (15 credits); £540 (22.5 credits); £720 (30 credits); £1,075 (45 credits); £1,450 (60 credits); £2,150 (90 credits). • Fees for taught and research programmes are for the academic year 2009-2010; fees for Channel Islands and Isle of Man are for the academic year 2008-2009, the latest available fee information at the time of going to print (July 2008). • Fees for UK/EU students who have already completed an equivalent-level postgraduate degree are under review at the time of going to press (July 2008) owing to a change in Government policy. Students in this position may become subject to higher-than-standard fees. Clarification will be published on our website during 2008. Visit www.sussex.ac.uk/pgstudy • Fees for research programmes can be paid with the variable-fee option (likely to increase each academic year) or the fixed-fee option (remains the same throughout the duration of the programme). • Fees for studying on programmes available on a part-time basis (see the relevant subject entries for information) will be charged at 50 per cent of the full-time fees listed in the table below. • Part-time fees are for the current academic year only and the rate is likely to vary in future academic years. Level Home/EU Overseas Channel Islands Page and Isle of Man £ £ £ Advanced Mechanical Engineering PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 94 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 91 Advanced Post-Qualifying Leadership and Management MA tba tba tba 165 Advanced Post-Qualifying Practice Education MA tba tba tba 166 Advanced Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice with Children, MA tba tba tba 165 Young People, their Families and Carers Aerospace Technology MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 92 African Studies MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 75 10,500 fixed American History and Literature MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 42 10,500 fixed American Literature: Critical Reading MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 42 Anthropology MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 44 Anthropology (Africa/Europe/South Asia) MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 44 Anthropology of Conflict, Violence and Conciliation MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 45 Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 45 Applied Linguistics MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 128 Applied Social Psychology MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 154 Archaeology MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 47 10,500 fixed Art History MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 48 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 48 10,500 fixed Arts and Cultural Management MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 130 Astronomy MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 50 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 51 13,270 fixed Automotive Engineering PG Cert 1,450 4,250 4,250 94 PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 94 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 92 Biochemistry MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 53 13,270 fixed Biodiversity Survey ‡ MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 56 Bioinformatics ‡ PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 52 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 52 Biology MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 57 13,270 fixed Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience ‡ PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 144 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 144 Chemical Biology MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 59 Chemistry MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 59 13,270 fixed Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 154 Cognitive Science MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 65 New Route DPhil 13,270 fixed Colonial and Post-Colonial Cultures MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 99 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law CPE 6,150 8,820 6,490 127 Communication and Space Systems PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 94 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (Anthropology) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 45 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 70 (Contemporary European Studies) 177
    • Fees for postgraduate degree programmes Fees and funding Applying to Sussex Level Home/EU Overseas Channel Islands Page and Isle of Man £ £ £ Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 75 (Development Studies) Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (Gender Studies) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 107 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (Human Geography) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 110 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 123 (International Relations and Politics) Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (Migration Studies) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 140 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (Sociology) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 167 Conservation of Books and Library Materials PG Dip † † † 169 Conservation of Ceramics and Related Materials PG Dip † † † 169 Conservation of Furniture and Related Objects PG Dip † † † 169 Conservation of Metalwork PG Dip † † † 170 Conservation Studies MA † † † 169 Contemporary European Studies MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 69 MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 70 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Contemporary History MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 115 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 119 10,500 fixed Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 89 10,500 fixed Corporate and Financial Risk Management MSc 5,575 11,725 6,490 104 Cosmology MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 50 Creative/Critical Practice DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 136 10,500 fixed Creative and Critical Writing MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 72 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 73 10,500 fixed Creative Systems PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 65 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 62 Creative Writing MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 73 10,500 fixed Creative Writing and Authorship MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 72 Creative Writing and Personal Development MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 73 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 73 10,500 fixed Critical Theory MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 100 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Development Economics MSc 5,575 11,725 6,490 83 Development Studies MA 11,000 11,000 11,000 77 MPhil/DPhil/ 10,700 10,700 10,700 79 New Route DPhil Developmental Cell Biology ‡ PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 57 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 56 Digital Documentary MA 4,800 9,975 6,490 135 Digital Media MA 4,800 9,975 6,490 135 Early Modern History 1500-1800 MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 116 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 119 10,500 fixed Early Modern Literature and Culture MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 100 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Economics Grad Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 84 MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 83 MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 85 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Education EdD, MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 89 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Int Prof Doctorate - 6,480 6,480 90 Education Studies ¥ PG Cert 1,450 4,250 4,250 87 PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 87 MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 86 E-Learning Design PG Cert 1,450 4,250 4,250 65 E-Learning Design (Professional Practice) PG Cert 1,450 4,250 4,250 65 Embedded Digital Systems PG Cert 1,450 4,250 4,250 94 PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 94 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 92 Engineering MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable 10,419 94 13,270 fixed 178
    • Fees for postgraduate degree programmes Fees and funding Applying to Sussex Level Home/EU Overseas Channel Islands Page and Isle of Man £ £ £ English Language MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 128 English Language Teaching PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 98 MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 98 Environmental Science MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 103 13,270 fixed Environment, Development and Policy PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 74 MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 74 European Law LLM 4,300 9,975 6,490 125 European Politics MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 151 Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems PG Dip 3,025 8,300 6,490 65 MSc 4,650 12,750 10,419 63 Experimental Psychology MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 154 Family, Responsibility and the Law LLM 4,300 9,975 6,490 125 Field Archaeology MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 47 Film Studies MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 135 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 136 10,500 fixed Financial Mathematics PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 105 MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 104 Gender and Development MA 11,000 11,000 10,700 78 Gender and Media MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 106 Gender Studies MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 106 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 107 10,500 fixed Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology ‡ PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 53 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 53 Geography MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 110 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Globalisation and Development MA 13,000 13,000 13,000 78 Globalisation, Ethnicity and Culture MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 114 Global Political Economy MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 122 Governance and Development MA 11,000 11,000 11,000 78 Health Psychology MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 154 Higher Specialist Post-Qualifying Leadership and Management PG Dip tba tba tba 165 Higher Specialist Post-Qualifying Practice Education PG Dip tba tba tba 166 Higher Specialist Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice with Children, PG Dip tba tba tba 165 Young People, their Families and Carers Human-Centred Computer Systems PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 65 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 63 Human Rights MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 121 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 121 10,500 fixed Informatics MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 65 13,270 fixed Information Technology for E-Commerce PGDip 3,625 8,300 6,490 65 MSc 5,575 12,750 10,419 63 Intellectual History MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 116 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 119 10,500 fixed Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 159 Intelligent Systems PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 65 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 64 International Accounting, Finance and Strategy MSc 5,575 11,725 6,490 105 International Criminal Law LLM 4,300 9,975 6,490 126 International Economics MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 83 International Education and Development MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 87 International English Language Teaching MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 98 International Finance MSc 5,575 11,725 6,490 105 International Law: Rights and Responsibilities LLM 4,300 9,975 6,490 126 International Management MSc 5,575 11,725 6,490 159 International Relations MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 122 MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 123 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed International Trade Law LLM 5,575 11,725 6,490 126 Landscape History and Culture MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 109 179
    • Fees for postgraduate degree programmes Fees and funding Applying to Sussex Level Home/EU Overseas Channel Islands Page and Isle of Man £ £ £ Law (Master of Laws) LLM 4,300 9,975 6,490 126 Law and International Security LLM 4,300 9,975 6,490 126 Law Studies MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 127 10,500 fixed Legal Studies New Route DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 127 10,500 fixed Life History Research: Oral History and Life Story Documents MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 117 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 119 10,500 fixed Lifelong Learning MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 87 Linguistics MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 129 10,500 fixed Literature and Culture 1700-1900 MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 100 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Literature and Philosophy MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 100 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Literature, Film and Visual Culture MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 100 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Literature, Religion and Philosophy MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Management and Finance MSc 5,575 11,725 6,490 105 Mathematics PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 132 MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 132 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 132 10,500 fixed Mechanical Engineering MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 93 Media and Cultural Studies PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 136 MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 136 MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 136 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Medical Anthropology MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 45 Medicine MD/MPhil/PhD † † † 139 Migration Studies MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 140 MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 140 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 100 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Modern Communication Technologies with Business Management PG Cert 1,450 4,250 4,250 94 PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 94 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 93 Modern Digital Communication Systems PG Cert 1,450 4,250 4,250 94 PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 94 MSc 4,300 12,975 10,419 93 Modern European History MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 117 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 119 10,500 fixed Modern French Thought MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Modern German Studies MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Multimedia Applications and Virtual Environments PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 65 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 64 Music MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 142 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 143 10,500 fixed Musical Composition MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 143 10,500 fixed Music Theatre MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 143 10,500 fixed Neuroscience MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10, 419 144 13,270 fixed Opera and Music Theatre MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 142 Painting and Drawing PG Dip † † † 170 Participation, Power and Social Change MA 12,500 12,500 11,700 78 People and Organisational Development MSc † † † 131 180
    • Fees for postgraduate degree programmes Fees and funding Applying to Sussex Level Home/EU Overseas Channel Islands Page and Isle of Man £ £ £ Philosophy PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 147 MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 146 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 147 10,500 fixed Philosophy of Cognitive Science PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 65 MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 64 Physics MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 148 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 149 13,270 fixed Plant Conservation ‡ PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 57 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 57 Politics MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 152 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Postgraduate Certificate in Education PGCE 3,225 9,975 6,490 88 Poverty and Development MA 11,000 11,000 10,700 79 Psychological Methods MRes 4,300 12,750 10,419 154 Psychology MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 12,750 variable/ 10,419 155 New Route DPhil 13,270 fixed Public Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 159 Renaissance Studies MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Rural Development MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 74 Satellite Communications and Space Systems MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 93 Science and Technology for Sustainability MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 159 Science and Technology Policy MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 159 Science and Technology Policy Studies MPhil/DPhil 3,390 12,750 variable 10,419 160 13,270 fixed Science, Society and Development MA 11,000 11,000 10,700 79 Scientific Computation PG Dip 2,800 6,480 6,480 132 MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 132 Sculpture PG Dip † † † 169 Security Technologies and Systems PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 94 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 94 Sexual Dissidence in Literature and Culture MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 101 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 101 10,500 fixed Social and Political Thought MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 162 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 162 10,500 fixed Social Anthropology MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 46 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Social Development MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 75 Social Research in Health and Medicine MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 139 Social Research Methods (Economic and Social History) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 118 Social Research Methods (Education) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 87 Social Research Methods (Legal Studies) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 127 Social Research Methods (Media and Cultural Studies) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 136 Social Research Methods (Social Work and Social Care) MSc 4,300 9,975 6,490 165 Social Work MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 164 Professional 2,300 - 6,490 166 Doctorate (DSW) Social Work and Social Care MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 166 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed Sociology MPhil/DPhil/ 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 168 New Route DPhil 10,500 fixed South Asian Studies MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 75 10,500 fixed Specialist Post-Qualifying Social Work with Children, Young People, PG Cert tba tba tba 165 their Families and Carers (part-time only) Strategic and Security Studies MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 151 Substance Misuse ‡ PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 155 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 154 Tapestry and Textile Art PG Dip † † † 170 Technology and Innovation Management MSc 5,575 11,725 6,490 160 MPhil/DPhil 3,390 9,975 variable/ 6,490 160 10,500 fixed Theoretical Particle Physics MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 148 Turbomachinery PG Dip 2,800 8,300 6,490 94 MSc 4,300 12,750 10,419 94 Visual Arts MA † † † 169 War, Violence and Security MA 4,300 9,975 6,490 122 181
    • Funding for graduate studies Fees and funding Applying to Sussex A range of organisations offer awards for postgraduate study in the UK, and the University of Sussex itself has several schemes that provide financial help. The information in the table below will help you find out if you may be eligible for funding or fees support. Please note that further opportunities may arise from time to time, and you are advised to contact Postgraduate Admissions at the address on page 172 for the latest information, or refer to our funding opportunities web pages at www.sussex.ac.uk/scholarships_and_bursaries Funding for taught programmes Funding source Available to Number available and value/duration Further information and application details Alumni Study Awards Sussex alumni The amounts proportionately reflect current Further information is available at University of Sussex awards for Sussex (including home/EU and overseas full-time and part-time www.sussex.ac.uk/alumnistudyawards undergraduates who remain at the International tuition fees University to undertake postgraduate study Summer School and Visiting and Exchange students) Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships Students A small number Further information is available at This scheme supports students from from non-EU Fees and living costs www.akdn.org/akfisp/HTML/index.html developing countries, primarily to study at developing Awards made on basis of 50% loan, 50% grant Masters level countries Blatchington Court Trust Bursaries UK students under Each application is considered on its own Initial enquiries should be addressed to The Blatchington Court Trust offers bursaries 31 years of age merits Postgraduate Admissions to visually impaired Sussex postgraduate students for specific supportive purposes British Chevening Scholarships Non-EU students Tuition fees and living expenses You apply to the British Embassy in your country This scheme is supported by the UK Foreign Duration: up to one year of permanent residence. Further general and Commonwealth Office. It is similar to information is available at the British Council awards (see below) www.chevening.com The University also participates in two jointly funded Chevening schemes with the following partners: • The Open Society Institute. Open to Students from Up to six Contact your local Soros Education Advising applicants studying for an MA in the area Albania, Belarus Centre/Foundation. See www.soros.org of European studies and Kosovo • Croatian Ministry of European Integration Students from Up to 10 Contact the MEI in Croatia for further details (MEI). Open to applicants studying for an Croatia MA in the area of European studies British Council Fellowship Scheme Non-UK EU and Annual availability varies Further information is available at British This scheme provides awards for non-EU students Duration: two months to three years Council offices. See www.britishcouncil.org professionals to undertake taught postgraduate programmes British Marshall Scholarships Students from the Up to 40 per year nationally Universities and British Consulates in the USA This scheme supports US citizens under US only Tuition fees, living expenses and airfare have details, or visit the age of 26, usually for two years, to Duration: up to two years www.marshallscholarship.org undertake Masters degrees Brockmann Foundation Scholarships Mexican nationals Provides tuition fees and living expenses for Apply via the Brockmann Foundation For overseas fee-paying students taking only one year Further information is available at Masters degrees. The scholarships www.becasmob.org.mx are available in all subjects except for programmes taught in the Institute of Development Studies. The scholarships are awarded on academic merit Chancellor’s International Scholarships Non-EU students Up to 40 Scholarships are available each year, To apply, complete the scholarship application University of Sussex awards available to with a value of £2,500 form available at new overseas-fee-paying students who www.sussex.ac.uk/scholarships_and_ are applying to study at undergraduate or bursaries postgraduate degree level Closing date is 1 May Commonwealth Scholarships Non-UK A small number Further information is available at This scheme supports students from Commonwealth Tuition fees, living expenses and airfare www.cscuk.org.uk the Commonwealth to undertake taught students on IDS postgraduate programmes programmes only Economic and Social Development Students from Two scholarships of £5,000 Further information is available at Scholarships India, Pakistan www.sussex.ac.uk/scholarships_and_ This scheme supports students on one- and Sri Lanka bursaries year Masters degrees in the following areas: anthropology, development studies, The closing date for receipt of applications is economics, education, gender studies, 31 March international relations, human rights and migration studies Ford Foundation International Students from A small number Further information is available at Fellowships Asia, Africa, the Tuition fees and living expenses www.fordfound.org The University of Sussex has a partnership Middle East, agreement with the International Latin America Fellowships Program (IFP), which provides and Russia (not support for a range of Masters degree study the US) Fulbright Scholar Programmes Students from Around 10 per year nationally Further information is available at The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers the US only Fees and living expenses www.fulbright.co.uk/awards awards to US nationals to fund the first year Duration: one year of a Master’s or doctoral degree or to pursue research at an educational institution within the UK There is also a Fulbright-Sussex One co-sponsored award for a Masters Fee waiver only programme 182
    • Funding for taught programmes Fees and funding Applying to Sussex Funding source Available to Number available and value/duration Further information and application details Geoff Lockwood Scholarship UK A single bursary of £1,000 per year towards No application needed: all eligible MSc Established by a former Registrar of tuition fees applicants will be considered. The successful the University, this award is intended applicant will be informed in September to encourage high-calibre graduate applications for an MSc programme in subjects such as biology, chemistry or psychology Helen McMurray Scholarship UK/EU students The award is worth £8,975 and, except in Further information and application form from The Helen McMurray Scholarship has been exceptional circumstances, will be offered to a www.sussex.ac.uk/scholarships_and_ established to provide financial support for student undertaking full-time study bursaries/pg/uk/helenmcmurray.php a student undertaking the MA in Opera and Music Theatre Deadline for receipt of applications is 31 May Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust UK/EU students Two No application needed: all eligible applicants Scholarship on the MA in Fees only will be considered. The one condition of the This scholarship has been established Contemporary scholarship is that the student devotes at least to provide financial support for students European Studies part of their studies to the central issues and undertaking the MA in Contemporary themes of European integration European Studies Malta European Studies Scholarship Students from the One Contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malta This scheme supports students doing a one- University of Malta Tuition fees and living expenses for further details year Masters degree, usually Contemporary only European Studies Mandela Scholarships Students from Approximately three each year Apply at the same time as you apply to Sussex This scheme supports students taking South Africa only Tuition fees and living expenses Details and application forms are available on Masters programmes, particularly in the the Mandela Scholarship Fund website at area of development www.ussu.net/mandela Closing date is 14 March Research Council studentships UK/EU students AHRC awards normally cover tuition fees and Research Council studentships are allocated The Arts and Humanities Research Council provide for an annual stipend not to individuals but to university departments, (AHRC) provides stand-alone funding for EU students (non which then nominate candidates to receive The AHRC has not yet announced the Masters degrees. In terms of AHRC grants, UK) may only be studentships; all applications for studentships University’s 2009 funding allocation, which will Sussex is one of the top universities in eligible for a fees must be made through the University not direct determine the number of awards available. 11 the UK only award and to the Research Council MA awards were made in 2007-08 should consult The Engineering and Physical Sciences Postgraduate Approximately 15 EPSRC awards are available It is important to apply well before 1 May if you Research Council (EPSRC) provides funding Admissions annually which normally cover tuition fees and wish to be considered for a studentship for approximately 15 awards for the MSc in provide for an annual stipend Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems The Economic and Social Research Council 10 Quota awards (ESRC) provides funding for Masters 13 Competition awards degrees combined with research degrees (1+3). See page 186 for more information Rotary Scholarships Non-UK EU and Fees and living expenses Further information is available at The Rotary Foundation offers a range of non-EU students Duration: up to nine months www.rotary.org ambassadorial scholarships and other scholarship opportunities Sasakawa Fellowships UK and eastern Two Apply before 31 March using the Sasakawa Funded by the Tokyo Foundation, these European Fellowships cover fees for all students, plus Fellowship application form, which can be fellowships support graduate students nationals only airfares and maintenance for eastern European downloaded from www.sussex.ac.uk/ taking certain Masters degrees (see students scholarships_and_bursaries subject entries on pages 41-170) who have high potential for future leadership in international affairs Shawcross Scholarship Students from A fee reduction of £3,000 for one student Apply on the Sussex postgraduate application This scholarship supports students on one- South Africa only per year form by 1 May year Masters degrees in the arts or social sciences Sir Run Run Shaw Scholarship Students from the A fee reduction of £3,000 for one student Apply through the Office of Student Affairs at the This scheme supports students on one-year Chinese University per year CUHK. The closing date for applications is the Masters degrees or one year of a research of Hong Kong end of November degree (CUHK) only Social work bursaries Bursaries are Normally between 20 and 30 Further information and eligibility criteria are Fees are paid in part by the NHS Business available for most A fee reduction of £3,300 available at www.ppa.org.uk/ppa/swb.htm Services Authority MA students The minimum bursary is £3,000 Some students seek secondment from a who are normally local authority, and grants are then payable resident in by the seconding authority England USA Friends Scholarships Available to A small number To apply, complete the scholarship application Our North American alumni and the Friends students from the form available online at www.sussex.ac.uk/ of the University of Sussex support this US only scholarships_and_bursaries scheme for students on one-year Masters degrees. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit World Bank Scholarships and Students from A small number The closing date is 1 May Fellowships World Bank Tuition fees, living expenses and airfare Further information is available at The World Bank Scholarship Program and member countries Duration: up to two years www.worldbank.org/wbi/scholarships the Fellowships Program provide funding for Masters degrees in development-related fields for mid-career professionals 183
    • Funding for research programmes Fees and funding Applying to Sussex Funding source Available to Number available and value/duration Further information and application details Alumni Study Awards Sussex alumni The amounts proportionately reflect current Further information is available at University of Sussex awards for Sussex (including home/EU and overseas full-time and part-time www.sussex.ac.uk/alumnistudyawards undergraduates who remain at the International tuition fees University to undertake postgraduate study Summer School and Visiting and Exchange students) Associate Tutorships UK Annual availability varies Further information is available from your The University provides opportunities for EU Associate Tutors are employed on an hourly department or academic unit once you have students on research programmes to Non-EU paid basis registered at the University undertake paid work as Associate Tutors, complementing the teaching delivered by permanent academic staff Blatchington Court Trust Bursaries UK students under Each application is considered on its own Initial enquiries should be addressed to The Blatchington Court Trust offers bursaries 31 years of age merits Postgraduate Admissions to visually impaired Sussex postgraduate students for specific supportive purposes British Council Fellowship Scheme Non-UK EU and Annual availability varies Further information is available at British This scheme provides awards for non-EU students Duration: two months to three years Council offices. See www.britishcouncil.org professionals to undertake research British Marshall Scholarships Students from the Up to 40 per year Further information is available at universities This scheme supports US citizens under the US only Tuition fees, living expenses and airfare and British Consulates in the USA, or see age of 26, usually for two years Duration: up to two years www.marshallscholarship.org Brockmann Foundation Scholarships Mexican A small number Apply via the Brockmann Foundation. The University of Sussex has a partnership nationals only Provides tuition fees and living expenses Further information is available at agreement with the Brockmann Foundation, for one year www.becasmob.org.mx which provides support for Mexican nationals studying one-year Masters degrees in any discipline Commonwealth Scholarships Non-UK A small number Further information is available at This scheme supports students from the Commonwealth Tuition fees, living expenses and airfare www.cscuk.org.uk Commonwealth to undertake research students on Duration: up to 36 months Institute of Development Studies programmes only European Development Fund Students from A small number Contact the Commission of the European The European Development Fund African, Caribbean Communities (Rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 provides awards for studies or training at and Pacific states Brussels, Belgium) or your local Commission postgraduate level for nationals of African, delegation Caribbean and Pacific states Ford Foundation Students from A small number Further information is avialable at International Fellowships Asia, Africa, the Duration: up to three years www.fordfound.org The University of Sussex has a partnership Middle East, Latin Tuition fees and living expenses agreement with the International America and Fellowships Program (IFP), which provides Russia (not US) support for research Fulbright Scholar Programmes Students from the Around 10 per year nationally Further information is available at The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers US only Fees and living costs www.fulbright.co.uk/awards awards to US nationals to pursue research First year of a research degree within the UK Marie Curie Fellowships Non-UK EU A small number Further information is available at the Marie This scheme supports students undertaking students only Funding for up to one year of doctoral study Curie Training site, see www.cordis.lu/ research at the University (in an improving EU-designated Marie Curie Training site). This period of study must form an integral part of your doctorate undertaken at your home institution Overseas Research Students Awards Non-EU only An average of five awards per year Further information is available at Scheme (ORSAS) Awards cover the difference between the www.sussex.ac.uk/scholarships_and_bursaries This British Government scheme provides tuition fee for a home and an overseas student The closing date is 28 February awards to students undertaking research There is no provision for maintenance expenses degrees 184
    • Funding for research programmes Fees and funding Applying to Sussex Funding source Available to Number available and value/duration Further information and application details Research Council studentships* UK/EU students Awards cover tuition fees and provide for an Research Council studentships are allocated Studentships are available from the EU students (non- annual stipend not to individuals but to university departments, UK Research Councils listed below for UK) may only be which then nominate candidates to receive undertaking research at Sussex. Candidates eligible for a fees- studentships; all applications for studentships must have, or expect to have by the only award and must be made through the University not time they plan to enter the University, a should consult directly to the Research Council first- or second-class honours degree (or Postgraduate Admissions It is important to apply well before 1 May if equivalent) in a relevant subject you wish to be considered for nomination for a CASE awards are also available, which studentship relate to collaborative work between the University and government or industry. Students may work at the University as full- time research assistants on government or industry contract work and may then be able to register as part-time higher degree candidates AHRC AHRC awards normally cover tuition fees and The Arts and Humanities Research Council provide for an annual stipend (AHRC) supports students intending to The AHRC has not yet announced the study and research in the arts. In terms University’s 2009 funding allocation, which will of AHRC grants, Sussex is one of the top determine the number of awards available universities in the UK. Before submitting 10 DPhil awards were made in 2007-08 your application seek advice from the body that, in your view, is most appropriate BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC Between 30 and 40 The University annually receives a large number of research studentships from the above research councils. These are for three- or four-year studentships. A proportion of awards may be allocated for collaboration with industrial organisations ESRC 10 Quota awards The Economic and Social Research Council 13 Competition awards (ESRC) focuses on the social sciences, including education. To obtain ESRC support for a research degree, you will need a Masters degree in social research methods relevant to your area of study in the first year of four years of funded study (this is called 1+3 funding of doctoral study) If you have completed foundation training that meets the ESRC requirements, for example through a research training Masters degree or equivalent, you will be able to enter directly onto a three-year DPhil programme (+3 funding) The majority of 1+3 ESRC awards are Quota awards. Competition is fierce and you are encouraged to talk to your prospective supervisor(s) as soon as possible to prepare your application ESRC 1+3 and +3 awards are also available through a competition. Each ESRC-recognised outlet is allowed to submit one application to the competition The University has 10 Quota awards in 2009-10, nine of which are in subjects in the social sciences and one in psychology. In addition, the University has 13 ESRC- recognised outlets to which it can submit competition applications. Please see individual subject entries for details of which Sussex programmes qualify for 1+3 and +3 ESRC funding Research studentships and graduate UK Annual availability varies For details of availability in your proposed area assistantships EU Graduate assistantships are at least equal to of study, contact the relevant admissions staff Some departments at Sussex provide Non-EU a Home/EU fee waiver. The fee waiver may be listed in this prospectus support for a limited number of research supplemented by payment for teaching students in the form of studentships and graduate assistantships. In many subjects, research students are given the opportunity to gain some paid experience in undergraduate teaching by taking seminars or acting as demonstrators Rotary Scholarships Non-UK EU and A small number Further information is available at The Rotary Foundation offers a range of non-EU students Fees and living expenses www.rotary.org ambassadorial scholarships and other Duration: up to nine months scholarship opportunities * For Research Council contact details, see page 186. 185
    • Other sources of funding Further information *Research Council contact details: Fees and funding Applying to Sussex A number of philanthropic institutions may be The following websites provide information about Arts and Humanities Research Council approached for aid in cases of special hardship. scholarships for international students: (AHRC) They are listed in the Directory of Grant-Making www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/fees_student_ T +44 (0)117 987 6543 Trusts, published by the Charities Aid Foundation, support.php www.ahrc.ac.uk and in other reference works available in public Economic and Social Research Council libraries. These include Everything You Wanted to www.educationuk.org (ESRC) Know About Sponsorship But Were Afraid to Ask www.britishcouncil.org/learning-funding- T +44 (0)1793 413000 by Kirsteen White, and a number of handbooks your-studies.htm www.esrc.ac.uk available from the Directory of Social Change, Most of the publications listed below can be Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Publications Department, consulted in reference libraries, at embassies, or Research Council (BBSRC) 24 Stephenson Way, at British Council offices. T +44 (0)1793 413348 London NW1 2DP • Funding Postgraduate Study – Guide to www.bbsrc.ac.uk E info@dsc.org.uk Postgraduate Study in the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research www.dsc.org.uk www.prospects.ac.uk Council (EPSRC), PTSS The Student Advice Centre has copies of the • Study Abroad, published by UNESCO, T +44 (0)1793 444000 Directory of Social Change Handbook, A Guide 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France and www.epsrc.ac.uk to Grants for Individuals in Need and the obtainable also from Her Majesty’s Stationery Medical Research Council (MRC) Educational Grants Directory. Students can Office, PO Box 569, London SE1, UK. T +44 (0)20 7636 5422 also use a computer program called Contains very full information on international www.mrc.ac.uk ‘Funderfinder’, located in the Student Advice scholarships, including those to British Centre information area. universities. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Students can also complete an online • Awards for Postgraduate Study at T +44 (0)1793 411500 questionnaire at www.egas-online.org.uk Commonwealth Universities, published by the www.nerc.ac.uk for information about any education trusts or Association of Commonwealth Universities, charities that may be able to offer assistance. 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PF, UK. Science and Technology T +44 (0)207 380 6700 Facilities Council Career Development Loans F +44 (0)207 387 2655 T +44 (0)1793 442000 Career Development Loans are available through E info@acu.ac.uk www.scitech.ac.uk a partnership arrangement between the Learning Outlines research at British and other and Skills Council and three major banks. Commonwealth universities; primarily intended Applicants can borrow between £300 and for Commonwealth graduates, but most £8,000 towards the cost of tuition and course- awards are also open to graduates from non- related expenses, repayable when the course Commonwealth countries. is completed. Career Development Loans are generally available only to students undertaking • Awards for University Teachers and Research vocational courses, and strict conditions apply. Workers, published by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For further information, freephone 0800 585505 or log on to www.direct.gov.uk/cdl • Higher Education in the United Kingdom, published by Longman, for the British Council Access to Learning Fund and the Association of Commonwealth If you are a UK student, you must have made Universities. provision to cover your fees and living expenses • The Grants Register, published by Macmillan: before starting your programme. However, if information about a variety of scholarships, you experience unforeseen hardship, you may fellowships and research grants. apply to the University for a contribution from the Government’s Access to Learning Fund. Please note that the Access to Learning Fund has limited resources and there is no guarantee that an application will be successful. Note: Local Education Authorities do not award grants for full-time graduate study, except for a very limited range of programmes, such as the PGCE. Funding for disabled students Postgraduates can apply for the Disabled Student’s Allowance from their Local Education Authority. For more information, contact the disability advisors in the Student Support Unit. T +44 (0)1273 877466 E studentsupport@sussex.ac.uk If you are funded by a Research Council (eg the General Social Care Council or the Arts and Humanities Research Council) you may be entitled to additional financial support. 186
    • Force Majeure Terms and conditions Terms and conditions and further information Applying to Sussex The University cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or expense resulting from any delay, variation or failure in the provision of services or and further information facilities relating to any programme or course arising from circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control, including (but not limited to) Applying to Sussex earthquake, flood, storm, act of God, or of public enemies, national emergency, invasion, insurrection, riots, industrial disputes, telecommunications failure, boycott, interruption of services rendered by any public utility, or interference from any local, national or supra- national government agency or official. Enrolment conditions Depending on the point at which the withdrawal takes place, the University reserves the right to The above limitations will not apply insofar as All students are required as a condition of enrolment retain fees or charges to cover the tuition or services any liability may not be excluded under the Unfair to pay all fees due from them to the University, and which the student has actually received. Contract Terms Act 1977. to abide by and to submit to the requirements of the University’s Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and The University welcomes comments on its Students’ property Regulations, as amended from time to time. Copies programmes from students’ parents and sponsors. While the University takes all reasonable precautions of the current Charter and Statutes, and Ordinances However, the University’s contracts with its students to ensure the safety and security of students on and Regulations are posted on the Sussex website do not confer rights on third parties for the purposes the University campus or occupying University- www.sussex.ac.uk of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. managed accommodation, the University cannot accept responsibility, and expressly excludes liability, Withdrawal or variation of Distance contracts regulations for loss or damage to students’ personal property programmes and courses The admissions process falls under legislation (including computer equipment and software), The University will use all reasonable endeavours to which regulates ‘contracts formed at a distance’. including any financial or other consequential loss deliver programmes and courses in accordance with The contract that is created when you accept an where such loss or damage is a result of theft, the descriptions set out in this prospectus. However, offer is binding on the University (ie the University fire, flood, computer virus or any cause related to the University keeps its programmes under review must admit you if you satisfy the conditions specified). After accepting an offer, you can University computer facilities, or any other cause, with the aim of enhancing quality. Some changes except where such loss or damage is caused by the may therefore be made to the form or content of withdraw at any time up to enrolment without penalty, except on programmes where a deposit is University’s negligence. programmes or courses described here. payable – see pages 173 and 177. It is recommended that students insure personal The University is largely dependent upon public and property against the risk of loss and damage. charitable funds, which it has to manage in a way The same regulations also require us to clarify that is efficient and cost-effective in the context that the services with which we will provide you, Acts by other students and non- should you accept an offer from us, are as set out of the provision of a diverse range of programmes in the sections of this prospectus that detail the members of the University and courses to a large number of students. The The University cannot be held responsible for any content and duration of our academic programmes University therefore reserves the right to withdraw an injury to a student, financial or other loss or damage (subject to the caveats above regarding withdrawal offer of a place if circumstances beyond its control resulting from such injury, or for damage to property, or variation of programmes and courses). prevent it from offering the programme or research caused by any other student, or by any person topic specified, and to make variations to the Information on accommodation costs and fees is who is not an employee or authorised agent of the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, given on pages 24-25. University. merge or combine programmes and courses, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the Facilities and services Financial or other loss The University endeavours to provide the best- The University cannot accept responsibility for any University. If there are not sufficient enrolments to possible equipment and facilities for all programmes financial or other loss suffered by a student as a make a programme or course viable, the University and courses and provides a wide range of support consequence of any of the matters in respect of reserves the right to cancel such a programme or services. The University endeavours to ensure that which liability is excluded within these terms and course. the facilities, services and equipment provided conditions. If, after an application has been accepted for any for the purpose of programmes and courses are programme described in this prospectus but prior of a proper standard. Such facilities, services Fee payments and refunds to the student commencing the first term of study, and equipment may, however, be provided by Fee information is given on pages 176-181 for the the University discontinues the programme, the third parties and not by the University. Although academic year 2009-10 (2008-09 for Channel student may either: (1) withdraw from the University the University will endeavour to ensure that Islands and Isle of Man) and is accurate at the without any liability for fees; or (2) transfer to such proper facilities and equipment are provided for time of going to press (July 2008). However, the other programme (if any) as may be offered by the the programme or course to be delivered to a University reserves the right routinely to increase University for which the student is qualified. If in reasonable standard, it can accept no responsibility fees from year to year, and in general to review and these circumstances the student wishes to withdraw change fees without notice. for the nature of, and reserves the right to withdraw from the University and to enrol in a programme or change, facilities, equipment or services. Fees are due for each full term of registration and at a different University, the University shall use its are payable in advance or in accordance with an The provision of a facility or service may be subject to reasonable endeavours to assist the student. approved payment schedule. Parts of terms will an additional charge. Where this is the case, the normally attract the full-term fee. Where a written Once the student has commenced the first term of University will make this clear in advance. If a request for a refund is submitted to the Student study, if: (a) the University’s ability to deliver the student contracts voluntarily to receive an extra Accounts Office, a refund will be issued for the programme, research topic or other services in facility or service (including accommodation) from amount that the University accepts has been accordance with the descriptions provided is the University, but subsequently fails to pay all or overpaid. compromised by circumstances beyond the control part of the agreed charge, the University maintains of the University (eg third-party industrial action), the right to withdraw the service and to recoup the New students: no fees are charged when a new the University will use all reasonable endeavours to outstanding charge. student decides to withdraw from their degree minimise disruption as far as it is practical to do so; programme and notifies the University in writing or (b) the programme is cancelled or substantially of their intention to do so within three weeks of varied from that described in the prospectus for commencing in their first year of study. Afterwards, reasons other than circumstances beyond the the procedures for returning students apply. University’s reasonable control, the University will Returning students: fees are due for each full term use reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable (part of term is charged at the full-term rate) of replacement programme, but cannot guarantee attendance. Any overpayment is refunded subject to do so. If the student does not wish to accept to the submission of a written request to Student the replacement programme, the student shall be Accounts. entitled to withdraw from the programme. In the event of such withdrawal the University shall make an appropriate refund of fees. 188
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    • Cosmology see Astronomy and cosmology Index Index Applying to Sussex counselling services 31 Creative Systems Lab 66 Creative writing 72-73 Applying to Sussex crèche 31 Cultural studies 136 Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South 8, 42 D data protection 188-189 dates of terms 15 There is a complete list of taught and research degrees Centre for Analysis of Regional Integration 12 dentist 31 on pages 177-181. Centre for Chemical Biology 10, 53, 60 design see Engineering and design A Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics Development studies 74-82 Access to Learning Fund 186 66, 145 disabled students, facilities for 19, 25, 27, 31 accommodation 24-25 Centre for Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies 8, 99 disabled students, funding for 182-186 acknowledgements 189 Centre for Continuing Education 14-15 disables students, housing for 25 admission procedures and requirements 172-175 Centre for Culture, Development and Environment 12 Disabled Students’ Allowance 17, 186 African studies 44-46, 74-82 Centre for Early Modern Studies 8, 49, 99, 119 distance learning 15, 188-189 alumni 38-39 Centre for Educational Innovation 12 distant students 15, 188-189 alumni contacts 34 Centre for Gender Studies 12, 106 Doctoral School 18 Alumni Network 39 Centre for Genome Damage and Stability 7, 10, 53, 57 Alumni Study Awards 17, 180-186 Centre for German-Jewish Studies 8, 115-120 E American studies 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language 19, 33, 98 assessment, methods of 41-170 Centre for Research in Health and Medicine 12, English language, see Linguistics and English language 138-139 English language courses 33 Assistive Technology Centre see Sussex Regional Access Centre 19 Centre for Research in Innovation Management English language requirements 174 (CENTRIM) 21, 160 Astronomy and cosmology 50-51 English language teaching 98 Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre 8, 143 Astronomy Centre 10, 50-51, 148-150 English literature 99-102 Centre for Responsibilities, Rights and the Law 12 Automotive Dynamics and Control Group 10 enrolment conditions 188-189 Centre for Social and Political Thought 12 awards 14-15 entertainment 26-27, 28-29 Centre for the Study of Evolution 10, 57, 145 entrance requirements 172-175 Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracies in B Europe 12 Environment Policy, the University’s 189 Barlow art collection 21, 48-49 Environmental science 103 Centre for the Study of Sexual 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Scheme 182-186 Chemistry 59-61 Freeman Centre 7, 13, 160 British Library for Development Studies (BLDS) 21, 76, childcare facilities 31 French, see English literature 80 children, students with 25, 31 funding 17, 182-186 bursaries 17, 30, 182-186 clubs and societies 26-27 Business and management, see Management Cognitive science 64 G collaborative research 15 Gender studies 106-108 C Commerce, see Management Genome Damage and Stability Centre, see campus life 26-27 Centre for Genome Damage and Stability Communications and Space Science Research Group 10 campus map inside back cover Geography 109-113 composition 142-143 campus tours 5 Geography Resource Centre 111 Computing, artificial intelligence and IT 62-68 career development loans 17, 182-186 computing facilities 22 German, see English literature Career Development and Employment Centre 37 see also individual subject entries Globalisation, ethnicity and culture 114 car parking 189 Computer science see Computing graduate assistantships 17, 182-186 CASE awards 182-186 Contemporary European studies 69-71 Graduate Teacher Programme 86-90 see also individual subject entries continuation fees 188-189 Graduation 176 catering on campus 26-27 Continuing Education, Centre for 15 grants 17, 182-186 190
    • H O sports bursaries 30 Index Applying to Sussex Health Centre services 31 offers 172-175 SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research Health psychology 154 12-13, 158-161 open days 5 History 115-120 Student Advice Centre 31 overseas representatives 34 Student Support Unit 31 History of art, see Art history Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme studentships 176-186 housing 24-25 (ORSAS) 17, 181-186 students’ representation 31 Human rights 121 overseas students 33-35, 171-186 Students’ Union 26-27, 31 support services, student 31 I P Sussex Centre for Advanced Microscopy 57, 145 IDS – Institute for Development Studies 12-13, 21, Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council 77-82 Sussex Centre for Byzantine Cultural History 8 (PPARC) 181-186 IELTS 33, 35, 174 Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies 8 part-time study 14-15, see also individual programmes see also subject entries Sussex Centre for Migration Research 12, 140 part-time work 17, 37, 171-175 Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Systems Sussex Centre for Neuroscience 144 Research Centre 10 PGCE 86-90 Sussex Centre for Research into Alcohol and Alcoholism Informatics, see Computing Pharmacy 31 and Drug Addiction 145 Information and technology services (ITS) 19, 22 Philosophy 146-147 Sussex Consortium of Teacher Education and Research, Information technology, see Computing Physics 148-150 see Education InfoSuss 21 Policy studies, see Science and technology policy and Sussex Energy Group 12 management Sussex European Institute 12, 69-71 Initial teacher education 86-90 Politics 151-152 Sussex Innovation Centre 11 InQbate – Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Creativity (CETL) 7, 91-97 Postgraduate Open Day 5 Sussex Language Institute 19, 33, 98 Institute for Development Studies, see IDS Postgraduate study 7-17 Sussex Law School 12, 125-127 insurance 188-189 Pre-Masters for international students at Sussex 35 Sussex Regional Access Centre (SRAC) 19 International and Study Abroad Office 33 pre-sessional English courses 33 Sussex School of Education 12, 86-90 International relations 122-124 private-sector housing 25 Project V 27 International student services 33-34 T interviews and offers 172-175 Psychological and Counselling Services Unit 31 Teaching, see Education and teaching, and English Psychology 153-157 language teaching Teaching English as a second or other language 98 J term dates 15 Justice and Violence Research Centre 12 Q Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 86-90 terms and conditions of enrolment 188-189 qualifications, non-UK 174 Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre 10, 97 K TOEFL 174 Keith Pavitt Library, The 21 Trafford Centre for Graduate Medical Education and R Research 53 registration 171-175 L religion 31, 33 transport, see inside front cover languages 19, 33, 98 tuition fees 176-181 Renaissance studies, see English literature Language Institute 19, 98 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 7 Language Learning Centre 19 see also individual subject entries U Law 125-127 University-managed housing 24-25 Research Centre in Gender Studies 106-108 libraries 21 Research Council studentships 176-186 Linguistics and English language 128-129 research councils 17, 176-186 V living expenses 176 validated programmes 188-189 research degrees 14-15, see also subject entries loans 176-186 visiting students 33-35, 171-186 research training 9, 11, 13, 14-15, 37 visiting Sussex, see inside front cover, 5 Roffey Park Institute 131, 188-189 M Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Visual arts and conservation studies 169-170 Management 130-131 Aero-Thermal Systems Research 91-97 maps and directions to Sussex, see inside front cover Rural development 74-76 W Marie Curie Training Sites, see subject entries welfare 31 Mass Observation Archive 21, 115-120 West Dean College 169-170 S Masters degrees 14-15, see also subject entries Science and technology policy and management worship, facilities for 31, 33 Mathematics 131-133 158-161 Media and film studies 134-137 scholarships 176-186 see also individual subject entries Media Service Unit 19 School of Social Work and Social Care 12, 164-166 Medical Research Council (MRC) 138-139, 181-186 selection procedures 172-175 Medical School, Brighton and Sussex 7, 10, 138-139 shopping 26-27, 29 Medicine and health studies 138-139 skills training 9, 11, 13, 14-15, 37 Meeting House 31 see also individual subject entries Migration studies 140-141 Social and political thought 162-163 Modern Language open courses 19 Social anthropology, see Anthropology Multimedia facilities 19 Social psychology, see Psychology see also individual subject entries Social work and social care 164-166 Music 142-143 Sociology 167-168 South Asian studies 74-82 N Space Science Centre 68, 97 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 181-186 Special Collections 21 New Route DPhil 14-15 special needs students, housing and facilities for Neuroscience 144-145 17, 19, 24-25 nursery 31 sport and fitness 29, 30 191
    • University Offices Location Map number Learning services Location Map number Career Development and Barlow Collection Library 21 Employment Centre (CDEC) Falmer House 54 InQbate (CETL in Creativity) Pevensey III 27 Conference Services Bramber House 12 IT Services Engineering I 24 Development and Alumni Relations Bramber House 12 Language Learning Centre Arts A 23 Estates and Facilities Management Hastings Building 34 Library Library 21 Health & Safety Office Hastings Building 34 Mass Observation Archive Library 21 Main Reception Sussex House 53 Media Services Unit Education Development Building 17 Professional Services Sussex House 53 Special Collections Library 21 Regional Development Office Ashdown House 42 Security Office - 24/7 York House 9 Student services Students’ Union Falmer House 54 Admissions Office Sussex House 53 Sussex Innovation Centre (SInC) SInC 44 Career Development and Vice-Chancellor’s Office Sussex House 53 Employment Centre (CDEC) Falmer House 54 Chaplaincy Meeting House 52 Sussex Schools of Studies Finance Office Sussex House 53 Brighton and Sussex Medical Housing Office Bramber House 12 School (BSMS) BSMS Teaching Building 46 International and Study Abroad Office Mantell Building School of Life Sciences (LifeSci) John Maynard Smith Building 47 International Study Centre Mantell Building 33 School of Humanities (Hums) Arts A 23 Psychological and Counselling School of Science and Services Health Centre Technology (SciTech) Chichester II 26 Student Advice Centre Falmer House 54 School of Social Sciences Student Progress and Assessment Sussex House and Cultural Studies (SocCul) Arts C 18 Student Support Unit Pevensey I 51 Sussex Institute (SI) Essex House 11 Sussex Regional Access Centre Lancaster House Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) Freeman Centre 43 Campus services and shops Barclays Sussex House 53 Academic units HSBC Bramber House 12 American Studies Arts B 19 Lloyds (ATM) Bramber House 12 Anthropology Arts C 18 Bookshop Bramber House 12 Art History Arts B 19 Conference Centre Bramber House Biochemistry John Maynard Smith Building 47 Crèche Norwich House 10 Biology and Environmental Science John Maynard Smith Building 47 Dentist Health Centre Centre for Continuing Education Essex House 11 Health Centre Health Centre 5 Chemistry Chichester II 26 Laundrette Bramber House Economics Arts E 15 Newsagents Bramber House 12 Education Arts E 15 Nursery Education Development Building Engineering and design Engineering II 30 Pharmacy Health Centre 5 English Arts B 19 Post Office Bramber House Genome Centre Genome Centre 48 Print Unit Hastings Building 34 Geography Arts C 18 Students’ Union Shop Falmer House History Arts A 23 Students’ Union Stores York House 9 Informatics Chichester I 25 Supermarket Bramber House International Relations Arts C 18 Sussexsport (Sport Services) Falmer Sports Complex 36 Law Essex House 11 Sport Centre Linguistics and English Language Arts B 19 Cafés on campus Mathematics Mantell Building 33 Baguette Express Bramber House 12 Media and Film Education Development Building 17 Bridge Café Pevensey II Music Arts B 19 Chichester Café Chichester I 25 Philosophy Arts B 19 Coffee Shop Bramber House 12 Physics and Astronomy Pevensey II 49 Coffee Workshop Creperie Engineering II 30 Politics and Contemporary European Studies Education Development Building 17 Dhaba Arts C 18 Psychology Pevensey I 51 Doctor’s Orders Café BSMS Teaching Building 46 Social Work and Social Care Essex House 11 Downs Restaurant Bramber House 12 Sociology Arts D 16 East Slope Bar East Slope 4 Sussex European Institute Arts B 19 EDB Café Education Development Building 17 Sussex Language Institute Arts A 23 Falmer Bar Falmer House 54 Hums Café Arts A 23 Other units on campus IDS Café and Bar Institute of Development Studies 20 Cancer Research UK 38 Library Café Espresso Library 21 CENTRIM Freeman Centre 43 Life Sciences Café John Maynard Smith Building 47 Clinical Imaging Science Sussexsport Café Bar Falmer Sports Complex 36 Centre (CISC) 39 Sussex Innovation Centre Café Sussex Innovation Centre 44 IMRA Europe SA Aisin Seiki Building 41 Sussex Institute Café Essex House 11 Institute of Development Studies (IDS) 20 Student Residences Institute of Employment Studies Mantell Building 33 24 Hour reception York House 9 ThermoFluid Mechanics Brighthelm 3 Research Centre (TFMRC) 40 East Slope 4 University of Gothenburg Mantell Building 33 Kent House 7 University Royal Naval Unit Mantell Building 33 Kulukundis House 8 Lancaster House 6 Lewes Court 1 Can’t find what you’re looking for? Norwich House 10 Drop in to the Main Reception (Sussex House 53) between 9am and 5pm. Park Village 2 To find a person on campus, call switchboard on (01273) 606755. Stanmer Court 57 In emergency call (01273) 678234 or visit York House 24 hour security. Swanborough 13 For more information see www.sussex.ac.uk York House 9 On the main building index, lower numbers start at the top of the map, with higher numbers towards the bottom. 192