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Section 8 Applying To Sussex

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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

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