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University of Sussex sussex isc 16 17 prospectus170x240 lr

  1. 1. I N TERN ATI ON AL S TUDY C E NTRE P ROS P ECTUS 2016–17
  2. 2. Succeed in the world S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  3. 3. 1 S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD Contents Make your future at Sussex 2 Research that makes a difference 4 Teaching that counts 6 Brighton, a city that excites 8 Campus life that inspires 10 Support that matters 12 Accommodation that feels like home 14 Your International Study Centre 16 International Foundation Year 20 International Year One 28 Pre-Masters 36 English language courses 44 Prepare for your future career 46 How to apply 48
  4. 4. Make your future at Sussex 2 S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  5. 5. 3 The opportunity to learn at Sussex gives you the opportunity to change the world. Since our foundation in 1961, we’ve been at the forefront of change – we’ve pushed for development and demanded more, creating a better future for individuals and communities around the world. Our location has a unique combination of tranquility and energy. We are surrounded by a national park, so you can explore the beautiful hills and woodlands whenever you want to. At the same time we are only nine minutes by train from Brighton, a vibrant seaside city famous for its pier, beach, shops and thriving art and music scenes. At Sussex, we believe that research is the pathway to progress. Our research is internationally recognised for drawing together leading academics from different disciplines – an approach that delivers the most powerful and meaningful results. Our teachers and professors deliver courses that inspire students, help them develop skills that make their education count, and give them the confidence to make their mark in their chosen field. Teaching at Sussex is underpinned by original research, so you’ll be at the forefront of knowledge in your subject. Each year Sussex welcomes almost 5,000 international students from more than a hundred countries, including China, India and Nigeria. The result is a genuinely multicultural campus that helps you see the world, and your future, in a new way. S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  6. 6. 4 Research that makes a difference S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  7. 7. 5 More information sussex.ac.uk/research S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD RESEARCH E XCE LLEN CE Sussex is a leading research university. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, the national assessment of the quality of university research in the UK, 75 per cent of our research activity was considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in its originality, significance and rigour. INTE RNATI ONAL RECO GN ITION Research at Sussex is internationally recognised for drawing together leading academics from different disciplines – an approach that delivers the most powerful and meaningful results. Many of our research projects are led by the foremost academics in their field. No matter what your chosen subject is, you’ll come into contact with academic staff working at the cutting-edge of research. EXCELLENT FACILITIES Sussex supports research quality with state-of-the-art facilities. On-campus research centres include the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, the Sussex Centre for Migration Research and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. The Keep, which is a short walk from the Sussex campus, is a new historical resource centre, home to the Mass Observation Archive and Special Collections. JUNIOR RESEARCH AS SOCIATES If you are an undergraduate student interested in pursuing an academic career after graduation, the Junior Research Associate scheme will give you the opportunity to gain an insight into what it’s like to work as a researcher. As a Junior Research Associate you will work alongside some of the university’s leading researchers in areas ranging from literature to quantum physics.
  8. 8. Teaching that counts 6 S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  9. 9. 7 AWARD -WI NNI NG TEACHE RS At Sussex you will learn from some of the best university teachers and researchers in the UK, who work at the forefront of their fields. You don’t need to take our word for it, our statistics speak for themselves: –– three Nobel Prize winners and one prestigious Crafoord Prize winner have taught at Sussex –– 14 Fellows of the Royal Society, 16 Academicians of the Social Sciences, nine Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and 12 Fellows of the British Academy currently teach here –– six of our teachers have been recognised for their outstanding efforts by receiving HE Academy National Teaching Fellowship Scheme awards. M O DER N FACILITIES We continually invest in teaching spaces that give you the freedom to think creatively, push boundaries and challenge yourself: –– the newly renovated Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts offers a modern, flexible environment for exhibitions, performance, teaching and research. The Centre has a state-of-the- art flexible auditorium with up to 350 seats, gallery and display areas, rehearsal studios, breakout spaces and a new café –– the £30 million Jubilee Building features a 500-seat lecture theatre, seminar rooms, cluster rooms, social spaces and a café –– the £10 million Fulton building offers two 160-seat lecture theatres, modern teaching spaces across three floors, as well as a flexible social and meeting space. MORE THAN A DEGREE Our teaching doesn’t just stop at helping you succeed in your degree – we also teach you how to succeed in your chosen career. Teaching at Sussex enables you to develop key life and career skills, such as the ability to identify important questions and solve complex problems that global employers look for in outstanding graduate job candidates. S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  10. 10. Brighton, a city that excites C RE ATI VE AND VIBR AN T The University of Sussex is just nine minutes by train from Brighton, one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. The city is famous for its beautiful seafront, unique shops and markets, and thriving music and art scenes. Each year, millions of inquisitive tourists and open-minded individuals visit this inspirational city to experience its friendly and creative atmosphere. SE ASI DE E SCAP E Brighton’s pebble beach is perfect for meeting up with friends for fish and chips, or simply enjoying fresh air and sunshine. You can also go for a walk along the promenade or have a go at water sports, such as stand-up paddle boarding. The pier, dating back to 1823, is full of charm with its colourful fairground rides, games arcades and food stalls. ROYAL TRE AS UR ES The Royal Pavilion is a top visitor attraction, and an instantly recognisable symbol of Brighton. The original building was transformed in the 1820s by George IV, to become the exotic Indian palace we see today. You can go on a tour of the Pavilion to discover its flamboyant interiors, with gilded dragons, carved palmed trees and imitation bamboo staircases. LIVELY LANES The Lanes are home to countless independent cafés, restaurants and shops, selling everything from unique jewellery and modern art to musical instruments and quirky antiques. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out – try traditional afternoon tea at the Blackbird Tea Rooms, delicious Italian ice-cream at Boho Gelato or bangers and mash in a traditional British pub. FAMOUS FESTIVALS Creativity is celebrated in Brighton throughout the year with colourful art, comedy, music, film and food festivals. Each May the city comes alive with music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film and literature performances as part of the Brighton Festival – the biggest arts festival in England. B EAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE Brighton is surrounded by the South Downs National Park. This means that you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy stunning views and go for peaceful walks. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try hiking, mountain biking or even paragliding. S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD 8
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  13. 13. Campus life that inspires S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD 11 PE RF E C T LOCATIO N Our campus benefits from a unique location – we’re surrounded by beautiful and peaceful countryside, yet we’re nine minutes by train from the lively city of Brighton. If you want to explore the rest of the UK, central London is within an hour of Brighton and Gatwick Airport is just 30 minutes away by train. E VE RY THI NG YOU N EED If you don’t like leaving the campus, at Sussex you won’t have to. You’ll find everything you need to live and study comfortably here, from modern classrooms and labs to cozy coffee shops, bars and restaurants. There’s also a supermarket, launderette, bank, bookshop, dentist, pharmacy, health centre and a whole range of sports and fitness facilities. DE L I C I OUS FOOD We have great-tasting food at Sussex. You can start your day with delicious coffee or chai tea latte at the Arts Piazza. Later on, head over to the Jubilee café or the Library café for a nutritious lunch. Eat Central serves food from around the world, making it the ideal dinner choice. If you’re looking for tasty vegetarian food, of course we have that too, at the Dhaba café. R ELAX AND SOCIALISE Our Students’ Union arranges fun student events and activities throughout the year. Choose from comedy and quizzes to gigs, live music and student-led DJ nights. CLUB S AND SOCIETIES Joining a society is a great way to make friends. At Sussex we have over 180 societies, 30 sports clubs and hundreds of volunteering opportunities. From filmmaking, video gaming and break-dancing to Ultimate Frisbee and Quidditch, this is your chance to try something completely new. SPORTS AND FITNES S Sussexsport provides a wide-ranging sports programme. You can play tennis, squash and badminton or drop-in for a yoga, dance, pilates, trapeze, circuit training or an aerobics class. Our facilities include two sports halls, fitness rooms, dance studio, squash courts, tennis courts and soccer, rugby and cricket pitches. More information sussex.ac.uk/study/life-at-sussex/campus sussexstudent.com
  14. 14. 12 S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD Support that matters HE RE TO HELP We know that living and studying away from home can be challenging at times, which is why our student support staff at the International Study Centre are here to help. Whether you need advice about your course or you simply need to talk, we’ll be on hand to support you so that you can enjoy your Sussex student experience to the full. SUPPORT NETW O R K The University of Sussex has excellent support services, such as the Student Life Centre where you can get advice and guidance on issues such as accommodation, fees, disabilities, mental health and learning needs. Friendly and experienced support staff also run groups and workshops to help you with university life. HE ALTH SE R VICES There’s also a dentist, pharmacy and a health centre on campus, if you ever feel ill or need help with a health issue. You’ll also have access to a drop-in centre in central Brighton where you can get medical treatment. P LACES OF WORSHIP Sussex supports students from a range of different cultures and backgrounds. The Meeting House is the on-campus chaplaincy that hosts services for a range of faiths and religions, including the Jewish community. There’s also a Muslim Student Centre and Muslim prayer facility. STUDENT INSURANCE While studying in the UK you will need to have personal insurance. Study Care is an insurance policy that covers you for loss of personal possessions. It also gives you health and medical insurance for the duration of your studies at the ISC. You can find out more by visiting sussex.ac.uk/isc DISABLED ACCES S Sussex welcomes students of all abilities. We have dedicated services and specialist staff who can provide information on a range of disabilities. Most of our academic buildings are accessible by wheelchair and you’ll find disabled parking, tactile paving and handrails around the campus. More information sussex.ac.uk/counselling sussex.ac.uk/equalities
  15. 15. 13 “The Student Life Centre is a lively, positive place. We offer advice if you have personal concerns, or just want a chat about how things are going.” Katy Viflic, Information Co-ordinator Student Life Centre, University of Sussex S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  16. 16. 14 Accommodation that feels like home WELCOME HOME Living in student accommodation is the best way to experience student life at Sussex. You’ll make friends from around the world, have fun and learn to live independently within a supportive student community. GET COMFORTABLE We know that living away from home is a big step and that at first everything will seem new. Sussex provides accommodation for more than 5,000 students, so we know the best ways to help you get used to your surroundings. When you arrive you’ll be able to take part in many activities that will help you settle in and meet other students. OPTIONS TO SUIT YOU All university accommodation is allocated based on availability. For up-to-date information on your options, please visit the ISC website. S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  17. 17. 15 ON-CAMPUS You’ll find a range of accommodation options that meet your needs and preferences, including self-contained flats, single-person units, five-bedroom houses and single study bedrooms with shared facilities. On-campus accommodation benefits from: –– a great location. You’ll live just a 10-minute walk away from the ISC, academic buildings and campus facilities such as shops and restaurants –– modern rooms furnished with a bed, desk and chair, bookshelf and a wardrobe. All rooms also have access to a shower, telephone and broadband access –– fully equipped, shared kitchens where you can cook your own food. Cooking is a great way to learn new skills and make new friends. OFF-CAMPUS We also have accommodation available in residential areas of Brighton, within easy reach of the campus. P RIVATE ACCOMMODATION Brighton is a friendly city with a range of private accommodation available. If you want to rent privately, visit the ISC website to help you research your options. More information isc.sussex.ac.uk/accommodation “The ISC took care of my accommodation, which really helped me settle in.” Nitin from Singapore International Year One in Business and Management S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD
  18. 18. Succeed in your degree, career, and in the world 16 YOUR I N TERN ATI ON AL STUDY C E NTRE
  19. 19. The International Study Centre will develop your confidence, boost your English language skills and give you the academic knowledge you need to succeed at Sussex, and beyond. 17 YOUR I N TERN ATI ON AL STUDY C E NTRE
  20. 20. 18 Your International Study Centre YOUR I N TERN ATI ON AL STUDY C E NTRE
  21. 21. 19 YOUR I N TERN ATI ON AL STUDY C E NTRE 99% of International Study Centre students who completed their course were offered a place on a degree course at the University of Sussex, in 2015. More information sussex.ac.uk/isc TAK E THE F IR ST STEP Courses at the International Study Centre (ISC) will prepare you for studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University at Sussex. Choose from: –– International Foundation Year: prepares you to start the first year of an undergraduate degree –– International Year One: prepares you to join the second year of an undergraduate degree –– Pre-Masters: prepares you to start a postgraduate degree. SE T TL E I N We are committed to helping you have an unforgettable experience at Sussex. Our friendly staff at the ISC will be on hand to provide support and advice, and we’ll organise a range of exciting activities to help you get used to living in the UK. You will also have full access to university facilities, so you can get involved with campus life from day one. STAY ON TRACK Our tutors are experts in teaching ambitious international students like you. We will review your progress on an ongoing basis to ensure that you are developing to the best of your ability. We will tailor our support to match your individual needs, encourage you to reach your goals and help you make your future. BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE You will learn in a supportive environment that offers small class sizes and individual tutor attention. We will develop your confidence and introduce you to university- style assessment and teaching, so that you know exactly what to expect when you start your degree. You will take part in seminars, tutorials and lectures, learn how to give effective presentations and take part in classroom discussions. FOCUS ON YOUR CAREER We know that you may already be thinking about your future career, which is why we have integrated a new careers service into our academic courses at the ISC. We will guide you towards making the right choices and give you the tools you need to stand out in the competitive graduate job market. For more information, please turn to page 46.
  22. 22. I N TERN ATI ON AL FOUND ATION YE AR 20 ‘‘Since coming to the ISC I have changed a lot. I have become more independent – I left my parents for the first time. My teachers are really supportive. My English teacher always takes the time to answer and explain anything we don’t understand.” Natasha from Hong Kong International Foundation Year in Business, Management and Economics
  23. 23. 21 International Foundation Year GENERAL E NTRY REQU I RE ME NTS ACAD E MI C Good high-school graduation grades or equivalent ENGLI SH L ANG UA GE IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with a minimum of 5.0 in writing AGE 17 years of age, or older COURSE FAC TS ENTRY DATE S September or January LENGTH Two semesters STRUC TURE Three subject modules per semester, plus English and Skills for University Study and Academic and Employability Skills W H Y IN TER N ATIONAL FO UN DATIO N YEAR This course aims to fully prepare you for starting your chosen undergraduate degree at Sussex, so that you can go on to achieve success at university, in your career and in the world. CH O O S E YOUR SUBJECT R OUTE –– Business, Management and Economics –– Computing –– Engineering and Mathematics –– Law, International Relations and Sociology –– Life Sciences and Psychology –– Media and Communications W H AT YO U W ILL LEARN You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules that focus on teaching you the English language, study skills, employability and academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree at Sussex. CORE MODULES ALL STUDENTS STUDY ENGLISH AND SKILLS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDY 1 AND 2 These modules aim to develop your English communication and study skills, including how to take notes and write essays in English, give presentations confidently, answer follow-up questions and contribute to class discussions. ACADEMIC AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS This module aims to teach you the study skills, subject-related skills and abilities that will prepare you for further study in your chosen field, or future employment. YOUR AS SES SMENT We will assess your progress regularly to ensure you are on track to complete your course successfully, so that you can go on to study your chosen degree at Sussex. You’ll participate in exams, seminar discussions, group projects, presentations and essays as part of your overall assessment. More information sussex.ac.uk/isc I N TERN ATI ON AL FOUND ATION YE AR
  24. 24. 22 BUSI NE S S, MAN AG E ME NT AND E C ONOMI C S You will learn the importance of managing finance to business success and survival, and acquire a range of business skills, including decision-making and problem solving. You will develop an understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants. In addition, you will learn how to generate enterprising and creative solutions to business problems and issues. You will gain an introduction to the principles, concepts and models of micro-economic and macroeconomic analysis. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge and learn further skills relating to data analysis and evaluation of economic issues. You will also develop core mathematical skills that will be relevant to the undergraduate degree you plan to study at Sussex. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Business, Management and Economics –– Business Finance –– Business Organisations and the Law –– Business Strategy –– Core Mathematics –– Principles of Economics 1 –– Principles of Economics 2 PROGRES SION DEGREES Accounting and Finance Business and Management Studies Economics Economics and Finance Economics and International Development Economics and International Relations Economics and Management Studies Economics and Politics Finance International Business Marketing and Management GOOD TO KNOW Accounting and Finance, Business and Management Studies, International Business, Finance and Marketing and Management progression degrees can be studied with a professional placement that lasts 1 year. This means it would take 4 years to complete these degrees. I N TERN ATI ON AL FOUND ATION YE AR
  25. 25. 23 COMPUTI NG You will develop an understanding of database applications and the main principles involved in solving problems using relational databases. You will develop an understanding of the organisation of computer systems and hardware, and receive an introduction to programming, ensuring that you are well-prepared for going on to study an undergraduate degree in the area of computing. You will learn about the Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML), which is used in the creation and display of pages on the World Wide Web, and receive an introduction to website design and functionality. As part of this course you will be able to study optional modules that will extend your knowledge of business and mathematics. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Computing –– Database Design and Development –– Introduction to Computer Science –– Introduction to Programming –– Website Design and Development OP TION AL M O DULES –– Business Finance –– Business Organisations and the Law –– Business Strategy –– Core Mathematics –– Pure Mathematics 1 –– Pure Mathematics 2 PROGRES SION DEGREES Computer Science Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Computing for Business and Management Computing for Digital Media Games and Multimedia Environments (GAME) GOOD TO KNOW Computer Science and Computing progression degrees can be studied with an industrial placement that lasts 1 year. I N TERN ATI ON AL FOUND ATION YE AR More information For up-to-date lists of all International Foundation Year progression degrees, please visit isc.sussex.ac.uk
  26. 26. 24 ENGINE E RI NG AND MATH E MATI C S You will develop an understanding of mechanics and mathematics, so that you are prepared for developing mathematical applications in engineering, computer science and informatics as part of your undergraduate degree at Sussex. You will also expand your knowledge of physics and learn about atomic physics, materials, heat and gases and oscillations and waves. In addition, you will learn the basics of pure mathematics as well as its application and relevance to your undergraduate degree. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Engineering and Mathematics –– Mechanics 1 –– Mechanics 2 –– Physics 1 –– Physics 2 –– Pure Mathematics 1 –– Pure Mathematics 2 PROGRES SION DEGREES Astrophysics Automotive Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Mathematics Mathematics with Economics Mathematics with Physics Mechanical Engineering Physics Physics with Astrophysics Theoretical Physics GOOD TO KNOW Astrophysics, Automotive Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering degrees can be studied as a BEng (3 year degree) or MEng (4 year degree). MEng degrees are the quickest way to become a chartered engineer once you graduate. Maths and physics degrees can also be studied as 3 or 4 year degrees. All Engineering progression degrees can be studied with an industrial placement year. I N TERN ATI ON AL FOUND ATION YE AR
  27. 27. 25 LAW, I NTE RNATI ON AL RELATI ONS AND SOCIOLOG Y You will gain an understanding of the English legal system and the issues relating to business law within the UK and the EU. If you choose the Economics route, you will gain an introduction to the principles, concepts and models of micro-economic and macroeconomic analysis. You will also develop core mathematical skills that will be relevant to the undergraduate degree you plan to study at Sussex. If you choose the Sociology route, you will learn about sociological theory and methodology in relation to crime and deviance in society, and in relation to globalisation. As part of this course you will also learn about effective research methods, and you will be able to study optional modules that will extend your knowledge of international relations and politics. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Law, International Relations and Sociology –– Business Law –– English Legal System Economics route modules –– Core Mathematics –– Economics 1 –– Economics 2 Sociology route modules –– Crime and Deviance –– Globalisation –– Research Methods OP TION AL M O DULES Choose two: –– International Relations 1 –– International Relations 2 –– Politics PROGRES SION DEGREES Anthropology (can also be studied with a Language, Cultural Studies, History or International Development) Criminology Criminology and Sociology Economics (can also be studied with International Development, International Relations, Management Studies and Politics) Geography (can also be studied with Anthropology, International Development, International Relations or with a Language) History (can also be studied with Film Studies, Politics and Sociology) International Development International Development with a Language International Relations (can also be studied with International Development and Sociology) Law (can also be studied with Business and Management, International Relations and Politics) Politics (can also be studied with International Relations, Philosophy and Sociology) Sociology (can also be studied with Cultural Studies, International Development and Media Studies) GOOD TO KNOW Most International Relations and Sociology degrees have the BA (Hons) award. Law degrees have the LLB (Hons) award. I N TERN ATI ON AL FOUND ATION YE AR
  28. 28. 26 LIFE SC I E NCE S AND PSYC HOLOGY You will learn the basics of cell biology, and develop your understanding of the organisation and integration of physiological processes in animals. In addition, you develop pure mathematics skills that will be relevant to the undergraduate degree you plan to study at Sussex. If you choose the Life Sciences route, you will have the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and understanding of biology and chemistry. If you choose the Psychology route, you will be introduced to a range of psychological approaches and key principles of designing psychological research. As part of the Psychology route, you will be able to study optional modules that will extend your knowledge of mathematics and crime and deviance. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Cell Biology –– Physiology –– Pure Mathematics 1 Life Sciences route modules –– Academic and Employability Skills for Life Sciences –– Chemistry 1 –– Chemistry 2 –– Further Studies in Biology and Chemistry Psychology route modules –– Academic and Employability Skills for Psychology –– Crime and Deviance –– Psychology 1 –– Psychology 2 (optional) –– Pure Mathematics 2 (optional) PROGRES SION DEGREES Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Chemistry Ecology, Conservation and Environment Genetics Medical Neuroscience Neuroscience Neuroscience with Cognitive Science Psychology Psychology with Business and Management Psychology with Clinical Approaches Psychology with Cognitive Science Psychology with Criminology Psychology with Economics Psychology with Neuroscience Zoology GOOD TO KNOW The Biochemistry progression degree can be studied with an industrial placement that lasts 1 year. Psychology can be studied with a professional placement year. This means it would take 4 years to complete these degrees, instead of 3 years. I N TERN ATI ON AL FOUND ATION YE AR
  29. 29. 27 MEDI A AND COMMUNI CATI ON S You will receive an introduction to media and film studies, mass media and marketing. You will draw on a range of textual examples to explore how films are constructed, categorised and shaped by the film industry and received by the audience. You will explore some of the key approaches to critiquing, analysing, debating and discussing mass media. In addition, you will learn how advertising is produced and encoded with meaning for a targeted audience. You will learn about sociological theory and methodology in relation to crime and deviance in society, as well as in relation to globalisation. You will also learn about effective research methods and further develop your practical skills by producing a contextual piece of media. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Media and Communications –– Crime and Deviance –– Globalisation –– Introduction to Film Studies –– Introduction to Mass Media –– Media and Marketing in Practice –– Research Methods PROGRES SION DEGREES Film Studies Media and Communications Media and Cultural Studies Media Practice Sociology Sociology and Cultural Studies Sociology and International Development Sociology and Media Studies Sociology with a Language GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons) award. This type of degree focuses more on arts subjects than a BSc (Hons) degree. I N TERN ATI ON AL FOUND ATION YE AR
  30. 30. ‘‘I’ve always wanted to start my own business and therefore decided that this degree would help me reach my goal.” Vaishnavi from India International Year One in Business and Management. Now studying International Business at Sussex I N TERN ATI ON AL YE AR ONE 28
  31. 31. 29 GENERAL E NTRY REQU I RE ME NTS ACAD E MI C Good high-school graduation grades or equivalent, plus one year of further study ENGLI SH L ANG UA GE IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with a minimum of 5.5 in writing AGE 17 years of age, or older COURSE FAC TS ENTRY DATE S September or January LENGTH Two semesters STRUC TURE Three subject modules per semester, plus English and Skills for University Study and Academic and Employability Skills W H Y IN TER N ATIONAL YEAR O N E This course is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Its aim is to fully prepare you for joining the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree, so that you can go on to achieve success at Sussex, in your career and in the world. CH O O S E YOUR SUBJECT R OUTE –– Business and Management –– Computing –– Electrical and Electronic Engineering –– Finance and Accounting –– International Relations and International Development –– Media and Film Studies W H AT YO U W ILL LEARN You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules that focus on teaching you the English language, study skills, employability and academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree at Sussex. CORE MODULES ALL STUDENTS STUDY ENGLISH AND SKILLS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDY 1 AND 2 These modules aim to develop your English communication and study skills, including how to take notes and write essays in English, give presentations confidently, answer follow-up questions and contribute to class discussions. ACADEMIC AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS This module aims to teach you the study skills, subject-related skills and abilities that will prepare you for further study in your chosen field, or future employment. YOUR AS SES SMENT We will assess your progress regularly to ensure you are on track to complete your course successfully, so that you can go on to study your chosen degree at Sussex. You’ll participate in exams, seminar discussions, group projects, presentations and essays as part of your overall assessment. More information sussex.ac.uk/isc International Year One I N TERN ATI ON AL YE AR ONE
  32. 32. 30 I N TERN ATI ON AL YE AR ONE BUSI NE S S AND MAN AG E ME NT You will receive an introduction to financial and management accounting, and learn about profitability at different levels of production and investment appraisal techniques. You will explore the relationship between stakeholders and organisations and how ethics, innovation, globalisation and economic and social trends affect the business environment. You will learn the basic concepts and terminology of economic theory, and how these are used to explain and analyse business situations. You will also learn how to gather, interpret and present economic data effectively. You will learn the fundamental concepts and principles of marketing, investigate market research techniques and how consumer behaviour influences marketing strategies. You will also investigate organisational behaviour models and how they can be applied effectively to improve business performance. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Business and Management –– Business Law –– Introduction to Accounting –– Introduction to Business Management –– Introduction to Economics –– Introduction to Marketing –– Organisational Behaviour PROGRES SION DEGREES Business and Management Studies International Business Marketing and Management GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Bachelor of Science – BSc (Hons) award. This type of degree focuses more on maths or science subjects than a BA (Hons). These progression degrees can all be studied with a Professional Placement Year.
  33. 33. 31 COMPUTI NG You will learn about basic data structures and algorithms that underpin computer science such as arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, hash tables and graphs. You will also learn the techniques for developing algorithms to solve problems. You will also be introduced to the techniques to implement the three fundamental abstractions of a computing system: memory, processors and communication links. In addition to exploring Object- Oriented programming with the Java language, you will investigate Encapsulation, Polymorphism, and Inheritance in Java. You will learn how to program with HTML5, CSS2, CSS3, JavaScript and the JavaScript Media API to deliver high-quality textual, graphical, audio and video content for the World Wide Web. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Computing –– Algorithmic Thinking –– Data Structures with Java –– Fundamentals of Computer Systems –– Further Programming –– Introduction to Programming –– Maths for Computing –– Multimedia Computing PROGRES SION DEGREES Computer Science Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Computing for Business and Management Computing for Digital Media Games and Multimedia Environments (GAME) GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Bachelor of Science – BSc (Hons) award. Computing progression degrees can be studied with an industrial placement that lasts 1 year. I N TERN ATI ON AL YE AR ONE More information For up-to-date lists of all International Year One progression degrees, please visit isc.sussex.ac.uk
  34. 34. 32 ELEC TRI C AL AND ELEC TRONI C ENGINE E RI NG You will gain a theoretical understanding of the analysis and design of basic electronic circuits for engineering applications and learn about electric and magnetic fields, electric and magnetic materials, electro-magnetic induction, 3-phase AC systems and electric motors. You will learn the mathematical knowledge and skills required to apply the rules of differential and integral calculus to one or more variables and to vector and complex numerical situations within engineering. You will also learn how to manipulate complex algebra, including matrices, in engineering applications. You will receive an introduction to the process of design in an engineering context, from brief to final tested product. In addition, you will also learn the basics of programming in MATLAB and C. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Electrical and Electronic Engineering –– Devices and Prototyping –– Electrical Engineering: Electromechanics –– Electronic Circuits and Devices –– Engineering Mathematics A: Pure Mathematics –– Engineering Mathematics B: Applied Mathematics –– Programming PROGRES SION DEGREES Electrical and Electronic Engineering GOOD TO KNOW Progression degree listed has the Bachelor of Engineering – BEng (Hons) award. This degree can be studied with an Industrial Placement Year. I N TERN ATI ON AL YE AR ONE
  35. 35. 33 FINANCE AND ACCO UNTI NG You will gain a broad understanding of the business environment, enabling you to analyse issues of organisation and management in a contemporary setting. You will learn the fundamentals of financial accounting, from recording transactions to producing and interpreting financial statements. You will also look at the different needs of users of accounting information and how the regulatory frameworks standardize accounting information. You will learn how management accounting differs from financial accounting and develop an awareness of important concepts and techniques. You will also explore concepts relating to financing and investment decision-making and learn about the common types of investments. In addition, you will learn the key mathematical methods and techniques used in accounting and finance. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Finance and Accounting –– Academic and Employability Skills: Quantitative Methods –– Business Management and Economics –– Introduction to Financial Accounting –– Introduction to Management Accounting –– Introduction to Mathematics for Finance and Accounting –– Principles of Finance –– Theory of Investments PROGRES SION DEGREES Accounting and Finance Finance Finance and Business GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Bachelor of Science – BSc (Hons) award. Accounting and Finance and Finance can also be studied with a professional placement year. I N TERN ATI ON AL YE AR ONE
  36. 36. 34 INTE RNATI ONAL RELATI ONS AND INTE RNATI ONAL DEVE LOPME NT You will explore the concepts that form the basis of international relations theory and learn about the historical development of the global system. In addition, you will learn about the life and work of some of the seminal thinkers in the field. You will study colonialism and its legacy, covering the topics of slavery, oppression, imperialism, development and under development, and post-colonial theory. You will also learn about the dynamics at play in global politics and the issues that inform international political economy and global affairs. As part of this course you will also explore the defining historical occurrences that have shaped the modern international system. You will learn about communism, the League of Nations, WW2, Cold War and post-Cold War periods, the re-emergence of China and decolonisation. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for International Relations and International Development –– Colonialism and its Legacy –– Development Issues –– Development of the Modern International System –– Global Affairs –– Introduction to International Relations –– Key Thinkers in Development PROGRES SION DEGREES International Development International Relations International Relations and Development GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons) award. I N TERN ATI ON AL YE AR ONE
  37. 37. 35 MEDI A AND FI L M STUD I E S You will explore the critical issues associated with the study of film and learn how to analyse the language of film, mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing and sound. You will learn the key funding models of television and explore how television creates and defines our culture through representation of class, race and gender stereotypes. You will study the key concepts underpinning ideology and representations in the media, and the key role and influence of media in society. You will also develop an awareness of visual media and how meaning and emotion is conveyed through the moving image. In addition, you will learn about the narrative forming potential of photography and sound by producing your own creative project. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Media and Film Studies –– Analysing Media Texts –– Cultural Studies –– Introduction to Film –– Media Industries: Critical Debates –– Media Practice: Digital Video –– Media Practice: Photography and Sound PROGRES SION DEGREES Film Studies Media and Communications Media and Cultural Studies Media Practice GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons) award. I N TERN ATI ON AL YE AR ONE
  38. 38. ‘‘The ISC enables me to study with many different nationalities, which is very interesting. If I had to describe the teaching here compared to my country, I would say that here it is more interactive and varied.” Muzi from South Africa Pre-Masters in Management and Finance P RE-MAS TE RS 36
  39. 39. 37 GENERAL E NTRY REQU I RE ME NTS ACAD E MI C Recognised degree in related field or honours degree in any subject ENGLI SH L ANG UA GE IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills AGE 21 years of age, or older COURSE FAC TS ENTRY DATE S September, January or May LENGTH One or two semesters STRUC TURE Two semester course: two subject modules per semester, plus English and Skills for University Study and Academic and Employability Skills One semester course: three subject modules, plus English and Skills for University Study and Research Skills W H Y P R E–M AS TERS This advanced course aims to fully prepare you for studying a postgraduate degree, so that you can go on to achieve success at Sussex, in your professional career and in the world. CH O O S E YOUR SUBJECT R OUTE –– Computing –– International Relations and International Development –– Law –– Management and Finance –– Media, Journalism and Film Studies W H AT YO U W ILL LEARN You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules that focus on teaching you the English language, study skills, employability and academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree at Sussex. CORE MODULES ALL STUDENTS STUDY ENGLISH AND SKILLS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDY 1 AND 2 These modules aim to develop your English communication and study skills, including how to take notes and write essays in English, give presentations confidently, answer follow-up questions and contribute to class discussions. ACADEMIC AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS This module aims to teach you the study skills, subject-related skills and abilities that will prepare you for further study in your chosen field, or future employment. YOUR AS SES SMENT We will assess your progress regularly to ensure you are on track to complete your course successfully, so that you can go on to study your chosen degree at Sussex. You’ll participate in exams, seminar discussions, group projects, presentations and essays as part of your overall assessment. Pre-Masters More information sussex.ac.uk/isc P RE-MAS TERS
  40. 40. 38 P RE-MAS TERS COMPUTI NG You will receive an intensive introduction to Object-Oriented Programming using Java, and learn about objects, classes, polymorphism, inheritance and encapsulation. You will also explore database systems from the point of view of the database designer, user, and application programmer. You will develop a clear understanding of what a modern day business environment comprises of, how different actors and institutions act and react in a globalised world. In addition, you will learn the broad concepts of organisational structure, leadership, culture, groups and teams, and recruitment. As part of this course you will also develop your research skills, and learn how to put them into practice. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Management and Finance (two semester course only) –– Business Environment (two semester course only) –– Database Design and E-Commerce –– Introduction to Programming –– Organisational Behaviour and Operations Management –– Research Skills for Computing PROGRES SION DEGREES Computing with Digital Media Human-Computer Interaction Information Technology with Business and Management Intelligent Systems Management of Information Technology GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Master of Science – MSc award.
  41. 41. 39 INTE RNATI ONAL RELATI ONS AND INTE RNATI ONAL DEVE LOPME NT You will develop an understanding of the nature of international development and related terminologies. You will explore the current issues in international development, focusing on low-income countries. In addition, you will study the key issues and challenges facing the contemporary international system, such as co-existence and interaction of multiple societies. The concepts of power and influence will also be discussed as a central theme. You will be introduced to the major theoretical approaches, such as political realism and liberalism, that have been developed in the field of international relations. As part of this course you will also develop your research skills, and learn how to put them into practice. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for International Relations and International Development (two semester course only) –– Actors and Institutions in International Development –– Contemporary Issues in Development (two semester course only) –– Issues in International Relations –– Research Skills for International Relations and International Development –– Theories of International Relations PROGRES SION DEGREES Anthropology Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation Conflict, Security and Development Environment, Development and Policy Geopolitics and Grand Strategy Global Governance Global Political Economy International Relations International Security Social Anthropology of the Global Economy Social Development GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Master of Arts – MA award. This type of degree focuses more on arts subjects than a MSc degree. P RE-MAS TE RS More information For up-to-date lists of all Pre-Masters progression degrees, please visit isc.sussex.ac.uk
  42. 42. 40 LAW You will learn the basic principles of legal methods, legal argument and concepts, with a focus on encouraging you to develop your skills in legal argument. You will receive a complete introduction to the main issues, methodologies and institutions in both comparative law and international law, ensuring you are fully prepared for studying a law postgraduate degree at Sussex. You will also have the opportunity to explore the various institutions, procedures, methodology and traditions of the English law and legal system. As part of this course you will also develop your research skills, and learn how to put them into practice. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Law (two semester course only) –– Introduction to Comparative Law –– Introduction to English Law and Legal System –– Introduction to International Law –– Introduction to Law Studies (two semester course only) –– Research Skills for Law PROGRES SION DEGREES Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law International Commercial Law International Criminal Law International Financial Law International Human Rights Law International Law International Trade Law Law GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Master of Laws – LLM award. P RE-MAS TE RS
  43. 43. 41 MAN AG E ME NT AND F I NANC E You will develop an understanding of what a modern day business environment comprises of, how different actors and institutions act and react in a globalised world. You will be introduced to the concepts of organisational structure, leadership, culture, recruitment, groups and teams. In addition, you will explore the key concepts and issues behind organisational strategy. You will also study the theories relating to financing and investment decision-making. You will also learn about the importance of mathematical techniques in the decision-making processes for managers and the need for effective presentation of statistical data. As part of this course you will also develop your research skills, and learn how to put them into practice. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Management and Finance (two semester course only) –– Business Environment (two semester course only) –– Business Management –– Finance, Investment and Quantitative Methods –– Research Skills for Management and Finance –– Strategy PROGRES SION DEGREES Banking and Finance Corporate and Financial Risk Management Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management Human Resource Management International Accounting and Corporate Governance International Business Economics International Finance and Economics International Management International Marketing Management Management and Entrepreneurship Management and Finance Management of Information Technology Project Management Strategic Innovation Management GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Master of Science – MSc award. P RE-MAS TE RS
  44. 44. 42 MEDI A , J OURNALISM AND F I L M STUDI ES You will be introduced to the basics of narrative theory and storytelling for screen-based media. In addition, you will produce your own creative project and learn how to use photography and sound in storytelling. You will explore the study of media texts, technologies and audiences and their contribution to social life. You will also consider the role and influence of the media in society. You will develop a critical awareness of the role of technology in the media landscape and learn how to evaluate and analyse the impact and role of media technology in political and social contexts. As part of this course you will also develop your research skills, and learn how to put them into practice. M O DULES COR E M O DULES –– English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 –– Academic and Employability Skills for Media, Journalism and Film Studies (two semester course only) –– Approaches to Media and Film Studies –– Media Critical Practice –– Media Stories –– Media Technology in Context (two semester course only) OP TION AL M O DULES –– Research Project (Practice) for Media, Journalism and Film –– Research Skills for Media, Journalism and Film Studies (Theory) PROGRES SION DEGREES Digital Documentary Digital Media Film Studies Filmmaking Gender and Media International Journalism Journalism and Documentary Practice Journalism and Media Studies Media and Cultural Studies Media Practice for Development and Social Change GOOD TO KNOW Progression degrees listed have the Master of Arts – MA award. P RE-MAS TE RS
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  47. 47. 45 EN GL I S H L AN GUAGE C OURSE S English language courses More information sussex.ac.uk/isc IMPROVE YOUR EN GLISH If you do not meet the English language requirements to study the International Foundation Year, International Year One, or Pre-Masters, you can improve your level of English by studying an English language course taught at the International Study Centre (ISC). ENGLI SH L ANG UA GE PREPARATI ON (E LP ) This one or two-semester course is designed for students who want to study the International Foundation Year or the International Year One course. The ELP course is taken before you start your academic studies at the ISC. ENTRY RE QUI RE M EN TS International Foundation Year If you have IELTS 4.0 (with 4.0 in all skills) or equivalent, you need to study one semester of ELP. If you have IELTS 3.5 (with 3.5 in all skills) or equivalent, you need to study two semesters of ELP. International Year One If you have IELTS 5.0 or equivalent you need to study one semester of ELP. If you have IELTS 4.5 or equivalent, you need to study two semesters of ELP. EN GLISH FO R P R E- M ASTER S (EPM) This one or two-semester course is designed for students who want to study a Pre-Masters course. This course is taken before you start your academic studies at the ISC. EN TR Y R EQUIR EMENTS If you have IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent you need to study one semester of EPM. If you have IELTS 4.5 (with 4.5 in all skills) or equivalent you need to study two semesters of EPM. LANGUAGE LIF T This six-week course is designed for students who need to raise the level of their written English. This course starts at the same time as your academic course, and runs concurrently with your studies. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS International Foundation Year You need to have IELTS 5.0 overall with 4.5 in writing. International Year One You need to have IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.0 in writing. Pre-Masters (one semester course) You need to have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in writing.
  48. 48. 46 S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD Prepare for your future career
  49. 49. SKIL L S FOR SUCCES S At the International Study Centre (ISC) we care about your academic success and helping you fulfil your career ambitions once you graduate. With your future career in mind, we have integrated a new careers service into our academic courses at the ISC. The service is designed to give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident, highly skilled and extremely employable graduate. We will guide you towards making the right choices and using your time at Sussex productively to maximise your chances of success in the competitive job market. H O W IT W OR KS STAGE 1: BEFO RE YOU AR R IVE AT TH E ISC You will complete a skills assessment questionnaire, similar to the one used by graduate employers. This will help you think about any skills you already have, such as planning and organising. The results will form the basis of your personal career development plan. STAGE 2: AT THE ISC As part of your course at the ISC you will get an opportunity to develop key employability skills, such as leadership and organisation, that can easily be transferred to a professional working environment. You will develop the skills to write a CV and a personal statement that will make you stand out from the crowd, and you will be able to improve your presentation and interview skills too. We will also work with you in the classroom, small groups and on an individual basis, to build your personal career development plan – a unique set of assignments that are relevant to your chosen career. STAGE 3: AF TER YOU PROGRES S TO YOUR DEGREE During your degree studies at Sussex you will complete the assignments set out in your personal career development plan. This will ensure that you graduate not only with a globally recognised degree, but also with the right skills to secure a fantastic job in your chosen future career. S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD 47 More information sussex.ac.uk/isc
  50. 50. S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD 48 How to apply APPLI CATI ON C HECKLIS T AND RE QUI RE D DOC UME NTATI ON SUPP ORTI NG DOCUM EN T CHEC K L I ST –– Relevant academic transcripts –– Certificate of English –– Copy of your passport –– References (where applicable) –– Copies of visas if you previously studied in the UK. AP P LY VIA YO UR LOCAL AGEN T 1. Your agent will help you complete an application form and advise you of our Terms Conditions. Please ensure you understand them 2. You will need to have supporting documents for scanning 3. Your agent will receive an email from our admissions department confirming if you have been offered a place. APPLY ONLINE 1. Visit sussex.ac.uk/isc and complete all sections of the online application form. Please read our Terms Conditions carefully 2. Upload your scanned supporting documents 3. Save the completed form and simply await a decision from our Admissions Team. IF YOU RE C E I VE AN OFFER YOU WI L L BE GUID E D THROUG H TH E NEXT STE PS CONF I RM –– Sign any confirmation documentation and academic declaration –– Once we have received payment (details will be provided in your Offer Letter) your agent or Student Enrolment Adviser can assist you through the visa process –– You have a legal right to cancel your place up to 14 days after acceptance of our offer of a place. BEFO R E YO U ARRIVE –– Please notify us or your agent when you receive your visa. –– We will then inform you / your agent about accommodation and any additional payments required –– Please ensure you have requested all original academic records to bring with you –– Please complete the online pre-arrival form. WHEN YOU ARRIVE Make sure you have the following essential items with you: –– your passport* –– Visa/Home Office letter* –– CAS* –– offer letter* –– accommodation documents* –– your qualification certificates –– a sponsor letter (if you are being sponsored) –– passport-sized photographs –– essential toiletries and medications. *These items should be packed in your hand luggage We send a pre-arrival document to all students, so you should have everything you need to know. This can also be found on our website. We look forward to welcoming you.
  51. 51. S UCCEED I N THE W ORLD 49 You can apply to the University of Sussex International Study Centre through your local education agent or directly via our website. YOU MUST HAVE PERSONAL I NSUR AN CE It is essential that international students have the protection of personal insurance whilst in the UK. To cover you as a student at the International Study Centre (ISC), you may purchase our Study Care insurance cover. This policy will cover you for loss of personal possessions, travel delay, as well as providing medical insurance until the end of your ISC academic programme. You can purchase Study Care Insurance as part of your application process. If you prefer not to take out Study Care insurance, you must provide proof of alternative adequate insurance cover. CON TACT US VIA YO UR AGENT Your agent will help you with any queries you may have and can guide you through our process or talk to our Admissions Department on your behalf. DIR ECT How to contact the ISC directly: Enquire online sussex.ac.uk/isc By telephone United Kingdom – Student Enrolment Adviser + 44 (0)1273 339333 (Please omit the zero if dialling from outside the UK) Our Student Enrolment Advisers speak a variety of languages, and understand several more. We will do our best to contact you in your preferred language. Social media Why not join our social media community and see what life is like at the University of Sussex before you arrive? facebook.com/iscsussex youtube.com/user/ISCSussex More information sussex.ac.uk/isc More information sussex.ac.uk/isc
  52. 52. The University of Sussex International Study Centre is part of Study Group, a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a life-changing learning experience. We offer customised programmes across higher, language and online education starting from high school to life-long learning. Study Group taught more than 73,000 students from 145 countries across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2015. To learn more, please visit: studygroup.com For admissions enquiries: International Admissions Centre 1 Billinton Way Brighton, BN1 4LF, UK T +44 (0)1273 339333 F +44 (0)1273 339334 Or enquire online at: sussex.ac.uk/isc Disclaimer This brochure is issued for the general guidance of students considering entry to the University of Sussex International Study Centre from September 2016. The information is correct at the time of going to press and the programmes and services described herein are those which Study Group is planning to offer. We make every effort to ensure that the content of our prospectus, website and other materials is accurate. However, on occasion it may be necessary to alter certain aspects of a module or programme, for example if changes are required to meet external requirements; or if programmes are over-subscribed and the quality of teaching would be adversely affected as a result. In such circumstances we may have to alter the timetable, change the teaching location of the programme or, in extreme cases, cancel or substantially amend the content of the programme. Should any of these changes become necessary, we will give you as much notice as possible before they come into effect and ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised. If your programme is cancelled, we will work in consultation with you to offer a suitable alternative, subject to meeting the admission requirements for that programme or the opportunity to obtain a refund of any advance payments you have made for the programme. The alternative programme may not be at the same ISC as the original offer. The University (where applicable) also reserves the right to amend the regulations governing these programmes without prior notice. Study Group therefore strongly recommends that immediately prior to making any application to/or accepting any offer from Study Group, you should refer to the most up-to-date version of the programme descriptions and specifications and the regulations on the University of Sussex International Study Centre website. Neither the University nor Study Group shall be liable for any errors or omissions that may be contained in this prospectus. * 2 0 8 3 5 * 20835.03.16

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