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University of Sussex International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters Prospectus 2009/2010

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‘ Sussex is a fabulous place to study and Brighton is an amazing place to live.’ Vicky Agha-Rafei


Welcome to Sussex Introducing Sussex

Welcome to Sussex Introducing Sussex

Your time as a student is one of the most exciting and challenging periods in your life. Choosing the right university is an important decision. When you choose the University of Sussex, you are choosing a university of global renown that will help you achieve lasting advantage in your future life. The International Study Centre at the University of Sussex in partnership with Study Group delivers our International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters programmes, providing international students with a direct and assured path, on successful completion, to both undergraduate and postgraduate degree study at the University. You will be a part of the University from day one of your programme, with access to an extensive range of facilities. Professor Michael Farthing Vice-Chancellor The University of Sussex

The International Foundation Year programme offers a choice of subject routes that have been carefully designed to integrate with degree programmes at the University. Once you have successfully completed your programme and have met the relevant entry requirements, you will progress on to one of several undergraduate degrees in subjects including business and management, computing, economics, engineering, law, life sciences, mathematics, media studies and physics – areas in which the University of Sussex has leading research and teaching expertise. There is also a unique Pre-Medical route providing preparation for the one-year Pre-Medical programme. The Pre-Masters programme is designed to prepare students to study a range of innovative Masters degrees in the areas of management and finance. The growth in the numbers of postgraduate applications and admissions to Sussex over recent years reflects the quality and excellence of what we offer. The University’s tradition of interdisciplinarity is reflected in our organisation of undergraduate and graduate studies, which brings subjects together, encourages intellectual exchange across disciplines, and creates a sense of community for our students. At Sussex we are proud of our reputation as a cosmopolitan community. International students form a quarter of our student body and come from over 120 countries. Our diverse student population enriches the experience of all who study here. Our campus is situated in beautiful parkland just outside Brighton – the UK’s most exciting city by the sea. The friendly and informal campus life at Sussex is a reflection of the community at large; Brighton is a cosmopolitan, lively and vibrant place. I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Sussex.


Contents

Contents Introducing Sussex

Inside front cover Welcome to Sussex 02 Our campus 04 Why choose Sussex? 05 The International Study Centre 06 Learning resources and facilities 07 Your degree at Sussex

International Foundation Year

10 Specialist preparation for your degree 11 Business, Management and Economics Foundation 12 Computing and Mathematics Foundation 13 Engineering and Physics Foundation 14 Law and Social Studies Foundation 15 Life Sciences Foundation 16 Media Studies Foundation 18 Pre-Medical Foundation

Pre-Masters programme

22 Masters study 23 Pre-Masters study 24 Pre-Masters study structure 25 SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research 26 MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management 27 MSc in International Accounting, Finance and Strategy 28 MSc in International Finance 29 MSc in International Management 30 MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship 31 MSc in Management and Finance 32 MSc in Managing Knowledge and Intellectual Property 33 MSc in Technology and Innovation Management

Life at Sussex

34 Brighton – the UK’s most exciting seaside city 36 Everything you need on campus 38 University accommodation 40 Help and support 41 Sport and leisure 42 Where is Sussex? 43 Application process 1


Our campus Introducing Sussex

Our campus Introducing Sussex Welcome to our stunning campus. Set in beautiful parkland, the campus is a safe and convenient place to live. It also has a choice of restaurants, shops and sports facilities. If you want a change of scene, you’re minutes away from Brighton – the UK’s most exciting seaside city – and just an hour from central London. All in all, you’ll find it the perfect setting for your studies.

Accommodation

Shops, bank, Health Centre and restaurants

Library

Students’ Union/Careers and Employability Centre

Sports Centre

Brighton

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Our campus Introducing Sussex

Falmer Sports Complex International Study Centre

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Why choose Sussex? Introducing Sussex

Why choose Sussex? Introducing Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading UK university. It is also part of the international academic community, with worldwide links in teaching and research and with business and industry. At Sussex you will have the opportunity to study in a major research university, and in a cosmopolitan and multicultural atmosphere.

Study at one of the world’s top universities Highly placed in UK, European and world rankings, we are a leading research university. Our international reputation attracts teachers and researchers at the forefront of their fields, and we’ve counted three Nobel Prize winners, twelve fellows of the Royal Society, six fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize among our faculty. This quality of research is reflected in the high level of funding Sussex attracts from industry, research organisations and government agencies. A great place to be Our international students voted us the ‘Best Place To Be in England’ in a survey of UK universities conducted by i-graduate (summer 2008). Our learning support and expert lecturers, our safe and multicultural campus, and our all-round friendliness were all highly rated. Experience real international diversity With students from over 120 countries, you’ll gain a global perspective while studying at Sussex. While over 20 per cent of our students come from outside the UK, we have fewer than 200 students from each overseas country – which means our international student community is genuinely diverse.

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Enjoy our green campus, Key facts just an hour from central London worldwide Our beautiful parkland campus has excellent Outstanding academic reputation: transport links to London and the UK’s two • top 20 in UK* • top 50 in Europe* biggest airports – Gatwick and Heathrow. • top 150 in the world* It’s also the perfect base for exploring Over 11,400 students the historic towns and cities on England’s 30 minutes to Gatwick Airport and beautiful south coast. 60 minutes to central London from Discover Brighton, the UK’s most exciting seaside city The city of Brighton is located just eight minutes by train from the University of Sussex campus. Brighton has everything – a superb beach, a great choice of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, and a vibrant cultural scene. With students forming 10 per cent of the population, the city has a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere where you will feel very welcome.

Brighton by train Beautiful campus only eight minutes from Brighton by train Campus includes shops, cafés and restaurants 2,500 international students and teaching and research staff from 120 countries * Times Higher Education Supplement – World University Rankings 2008

Below the beautiful Sussex campus


The International Study Centre Introducing Sussex

The International Study Centre Introducing Sussex

The International Study Centre (ISC) offers international students direct entry to a wide range of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Sussex. The International Foundation Year provides a choice of seven routes in key subject areas, while the Pre-Masters programme guarantees you a conditional offer of a place on one of the specified Masters degrees. On the University campus The International Study Centre is based in a modern well-equipped facility on the University campus. You will be part of the University from the day you start your programme. Specialist preparation for your degree The International Foundation Year – which combines study skills and English language training – and Pre-Masters programmes have been tailor-made for international students. Assured progression to your degree Joining the International Foundation Year guarantees that you will receive a conditional offer of an undergraduate degree place at the University (or a place on the Pre-Medical programme for students who have taken the Pre-Medical route). Similarly, joining the Pre-Masters programme guarantees you a conditional offer for your chosen Masters degree. Once you have successfully completed your programme and met the required entry standards, you will proceed directly to your preferred degree programme.

Personal monitoring and support The International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters programmes are both validated by the University of Sussex and taught by specialists in university preparation. Your progress will be monitored at all times to make sure you remain on track to successfully complete your programme. You will also benefit from regular assessment through marked coursework and examination. University-style teaching The ISC introduces you to the style of teaching that you will encounter when you progress to your undergraduate or Masters degree programme. You will experience tutorials, seminar-style classes and larger group lectures. Flexible entry You can begin the International Foundation Year in either September or January for degree entry in the following September. Pre-Masters students can begin their studies in September (three-term programme), January (two- or three-term programme), or April (two-term programme).

Souroush’s perspective

‘Studying at the ISC gave me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. At first, I thought that I was going to struggle in my studies as the teaching methods here in the UK are very different from where I come from. But taking part in lectures, together with the help from ISC staff, who were always there to help me, enabled me to get along with my studies and now I am a degree student at Sussex. The language courses that were provided alongside my subject have also improved my English a lot. ‘Living on the magnificent campus and having access to all of its facilities, together with all the events organised by the ISC, have enabled me to make good friends and enjoy my time here.’

Souroush Ahmadi

Access to University facilities A comprehensive range of academic and social facilities at the University are available to you as a student on the International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programme. You will also have automatic membership of the Students’ Union, which runs over 120 societies and over 40 sports clubs.

Left the Mantell Building, home to the ISC

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Learning resources and facilities Introducing Sussex

Learning resources and facilities Introducing Sussex

When you come to the International Study Centre, you will benefit from a range of specialist resources designed to support your studies and enhance your learning experience.

Library facilities The International Study Centre is equipped with all the key day-to-day learning materials and course books you will need. In addition, the University Library provides a quiet and comfortable place to study. It is open into the evening and at weekends during term time. Should you need advice when using the Library, friendly staff are there to help. The magnificent Library building stands in the centre of campus and contains over 800,000 volumes, has extensive IT and audiovisual facilities and over 1,000 study spaces. Around 15,000 new books are added each year and the Library subscribes to over 20,000 journals in either print or electronic format. Much of the Library’s information is also available over the internet so you can use the electronic library anywhere and at any time. See www.sussex.ac.uk/library Special Collections The Library has a unique collection of manuscripts, archives and rare books, including the papers of Rudyard Kipling and Virginia and Leonard Woolf, and the archive of the New Statesman, as well as the world-famous social history resource, the Mass Observation Archive. Many of these collections are used in University courses. For more details, see www.sussex.ac.uk/library/speccoll Sussex Direct When you start your degree programme, you will be able to log into Sussex Direct for personal and secure access to information about your courses, reading lists, timetables and marks. You will even have access to your timetable via some mobile phones. You can find more information about Sussex Direct at www.sussex.ac.uk/direct

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The bookshop The campus bookshop stocks a wide range of academic and general-interest books. Experienced staff work with degree programme tutors to keep reading lists up to date, and aim to ensure that course books for degree subjects are available. InfoSuss This is a web-based tutorial to help you find your way through the many electronic resources. It will show you how to use the Library catalogue and find information online. For more information, see www.sussex.ac.uk/library/infosuss IT Services IT Services (ITS) provides computer facilities that can help you to study even more successfully. Located across the campus, many with 24-hour access, all PCs have a customised desktop, a full MS Office suite, email and internet access. You can print from and use your personal file storage area with all these PCs. In addition, ITS provides specialist software and a small number of iMac computers. There are a number of adapted PCs for students with disabilities and additional learning needs. ITS staff offer help and support via the web, by email, over the telephone and in person. There is also an extensive range of IT skills training courses. For more details, visit www.sussex.ac.uk/its/training Wireless networking We strongly encourage you to bring a laptop so that you can take advantage of our extensive wireless network. As well as being able to prepare your written assignments when and where you choose, you will be in a better position to take advantage of the investment the University is making in virtual learning and access to online support and information services. For more details, visit www.sussex.ac.uk/its

Library facilities Over 1,000 study places Eight group workrooms Electronic library with access to over 20,000 journals Over 100 PCs, laptop facilities and wireless coverage throughout Audio-visual facilities including films and documentaries Enquiries desk Automated book issue and return

IT Services 450 PCs, many available 24 hours a day Wireless network to enable laptop owners to access online resources Free email and internet access Access to personalised information about your studies Help via the web, by email, over the telephone and in person Training from beginner to advanced level Safe storage for computer files, accessible both off and on campus Extensive printing facilities Adapted PCs for students with disabilities or additional learning needs Students who live on campus can connect to the internet from their study bedrooms


Introducing Sussex

Undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Sussex is structured around a number of schools of study, some with several departments. Once you have completed your Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programme and embarked upon your degree level study, you will be registered in one of the schools, depending on your subject of study.

The University’s schools The University’s schools play a key role in providing personal and academic support to help you achieve your full potential. They have a major role in your learning and teaching and, through a comprehensive support system, you will always be able to see an appropriate member of staff to discuss any difficulties you may encounter, either personal or academic. The Head of School leads the school in the delivery of teaching and research and makes sure that the students are fully supported. The Head of School is assisted by a number of academic officers, administrators and other support staff. Students visit their schools regularly to check their mail, consult the notice boards, attend classes, see their mentors and course tutors, and meet friends.

Your degree at Sussex Introducing Sussex

Your degree at Sussex

Academic advice When you start your degree you have access to an academic advisor who can provide advice and support, including review of your progress, throughout your time at Sussex. A close academic community Each school is a close community of teachers and students. Students also have the opportunity to participate in joint committees (made up of staff and students) to discuss issues of local and Universitywide relevance and to plan social events.

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10 Specialist preparation for your degree 11 Business, Management and Economics Foundation 12 Computing and Mathematics Foundation 13 Engineering and Physics Foundation 14 Law and Social Studies Foundation 15 Life Sciences Foundation 16 Media Studies Foundation 18 Pre-Medical Foundation

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

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Specialist preparation for your degree International Foundation Year

Specialist preparation for your degree International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a tailor-made, threeterm programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training that provides an intensive, direct path to degree study. The programme integrates with a variety of degrees at the University, preparing you for undergraduate study in subject areas including business and management, computing, economics, engineering, law, life sciences, mathematics, media studies, pre-medical and physics. Developed for international students The International Foundation Year is a rigorous and academically demanding programme that is designed specifically to prepare you fully for degree study at the University. Validated by the University of Sussex, it will ensure you gain the skills and knowledge to succeed in your degree. Study structure You can choose one of seven foundation routes: Business, Management and Economics; Computing and Mathematics; Engineering and Physics; Law and Social Studies; Life Sciences; Media Studies; and Pre-Medical. All foundation routes are modular in structure. There are core modules common to each route: English Skills 1, English Skills 2, English Skills 3, Project Study, and Maths (apart from Media Studies which does not include the Maths module). You will also study subject-specific modules, each carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most useful to your chosen degree.

Assessment You will be assessed regularly throughout the programme. This will ensure that your progress is on track to achieve the standard required for progression onto your chosen degree programme. Your development is monitored through continuous coursework and specific assessments at the end of each term or module. You will also be required to complete a series of presentations and extended essays as part of your overall assessment. English language preparation You will need IELTS 5.0 in order to begin the International Foundation Year. If you require additional language training before you start your academic programme, you can first join the intensive English Language Preparation (ELP) course, delivered at the International Study Centre. The course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 5.0. If you have an IELTS level of 4.0, you will need one term of English language training and two terms if you are currently at IELTS 3.0.

English Language Preparation ELP tuition price: £3,325 per term Term start dates One-term ELP (entry requirement IELTS 4.0): • June 2009 – for Foundation start in September 2009 • September 2009 – for Foundation start in January 2010 • June 2010 – for Foundation start in September 2010 Two-term ELP (entry requirement IELTS 3.0): • June 2009 – for Foundation start in January 2010 • January 2010 – for Foundation start in September 2010 • April 2010 – for Foundation start in September 2010 Age on entry Students are normally at least 17 years old

Mohsen’s perspective

‘My Foundation year at Sussex gave me an idea of what I should expect when studying for an undergraduate degree. Most importantly, it helped me with the English language, and especially with my skills in writing, reading and giving presentations. Tutors were always helpful and ready to give advice. I am now studying Satellite Communications and Space Systems (MEng) at Sussex and I cannot wait to apply my new skills by working in my chosen field.’

Mohsen Fatoorechi

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International Foundation Year

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas: Business (finance) Business (international business) Business (marketing) Business and management studies Economics Finance and business

Key facts

Academic structure Core subjects

Specific route modules

Foundation English Skills 1 (FES1) Develop your ability to read academic texts, write essays, take notes, listen effectively and participate in classroom discussion.

Principles of Economics 1 Learn to understand economic systems, types of goods, allocation of resources, elasticity, price controls, types of markets, cost and revenue, economies of scale and market failure.

Foundation English Skills 2 (FES2) Improve all the skills you developed in FES1 to help you work with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation. Foundation English Skills 3 (FES3) Improve all the skills developed in FES2 to help you work with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation. Project Study Complete a self-study project on a topic that you will take, in consultation with your tutor, from the academic discipline that you will subsequently study at degree level. Core Mathematics Algebra and statistics: develop your knowledge and understanding of mathematical terms and techniques and apply these to solving problems, frequently drawn from practical and real life situations.

Principles of Economics 2 Learn about aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics. Business Law Learn about the English legal system, business organisations, contract law and consumer protection. Introduction to Business Studies Develop your understanding of the operational and strategic problems facing business people in the modern market economy. The module will focus on a wide range of issues, such as management, human resource practice, marketing and ethical aspects. Introduction to Financial Accounting Learn about double entry book-keeping, preparation of trial balances, profit and loss statements, depreciation, limited companies, manufacturing accounts and interpretation of accounts.

Tuition price: £9,975 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2009 or January 2010 Term dates September start: Term 1 – 28/09/09 to 11/12/09 Term 2 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 3 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 3 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Course structure Modular course, three modules per term (four modules in the last term); five core subjects and five subjectspecific modules Assessment End of module/term assessments: • There will be a combination of examinations and assessments of coursework, presentations and extended essays Continuous coursework: • Mixture of lecture classes, small group seminar work and directed self-study assessment Age on entry Students are normally at least 17 years old Entry requirements Academic: • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent English language: • IELTS 5.0 • TOEFL 500 (173 computer-based test)

Business, Management and Economics International Foundation Year

Business, Management and Economics Foundation

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Computing and Mathematics International Foundation Year

Computing and Mathematics Foundation International Foundation Year

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas: Computing Information technology Internet computing Mathematics Multimedia and digital systems Music informatics Academic structure Specific computing route modules

Foundation English Skills 1 (FES1) Develop your ability to read academic texts, write essays, take notes, listen effectively and participate in classroom discussion.

CIT1 Learn how to plan and design a relational database and to construct user interfaces with Access and Visual Basic for Applications.

Foundation English Skills 2 (FES2) Improve all your abilities developed in FES1 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

CIT2 Learn how to plan and design a website using HTML and also how to add dynamic functionality with Javascript.

Foundation English Skills 3 (FES3) Improve all your abilities developed in FES2 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

CIT3 Learn about computer programming and develop your skills in an Object Orientated Programming language.

Project Study Complete a self-study project on a topic that you will take, in consultation with your tutor, from the academic discipline that you will subsequently study at degree level.

Specific mathematics route modules

Pure Mathematics 1 Learn to understand and interpret straight lines and linear equations, set theory and probability, statistics, linear programming, indices and logarithms, as well as experimental laws.

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Key facts

Core subjects

Pure Mathematics 2 Learn to understand further algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors. Applied Mathematics 1 Understand vectors, forces and equilibrium, relative motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, friction and work, energy and power. Applied Mathematics 2 Learn about advanced vectors, forces as fixed vectors, centres of gravity/centres of mass and particle dynamics.

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Principles of Economics 1 Understand economic systems, types of goods, resource allocation, elasticity, price controls, market types, cost and revenue, economies of scale and market failure. AND Principles of Economics 2 Learn about aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics.

Business Studies Understand key business including organisational structrue, issues of finance and an awarness of how organsiational behaviour relates to business activity. AND Introduction to Financial Accounting Double entry book-keeping, preparation of trial balances, profit and loss statements, depreciation, limited companies, account manufacturing and interpretation.

Tuition price: £9,975 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2009 or January 2010 Term dates September start: Term 1 – 28/09/09 to 11/12/09 Term 2 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 3 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 3 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Course structure Modular course, three modules per term (four modules in the last term); five core subjects, two modules from the options listed below left, and three subject-specific modules Assessment End of module/term assessments: • There will be a combination of examinations and assessments of coursework, presentations and extended essays Continuous coursework: • Mixture of lecture classes, small group seminar work and directed self-study assessment Age on entry Students are normally at least 17 years old Entry requirements Academic: • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent English language: • IELTS 5.0 • TOEFL 500 (173 computer-based test)


International Foundation Year

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas: Electrical, electronic, computer systems and robotics engineering Engineering for society Mechanical, automotive and design engineering Physics and astronomy Product design

Key facts

Academic structure Core subjects

Specific route modules

Foundation English Skills 1 (FES1) Develop your ability to read academic texts, write extended texts, write subjective notes, listen effectively and participate in classroom discussion.

Pure Mathematics 2 Learn to understand further algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors.

Foundation English Skills 2 (FES2) Improve all your abilities developed in FES1 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

Applied Mathematics 1 Learn to understand vectors, forces and equilibrium, relative motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, friction and work, energy and power.

Foundation English Skills 3 (FES3) Improve all your abilities developed in FES2 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation. Project Study Complete a self-study project on a topic that you will take, in consultation with your tutor, from the academic discipline that you will subsequently study at degree level. Pure Mathematics 1 Learn to understand and interpret straight lines and linear equations, set theory and probability, statistics, linear programming, indices and logarithms, and experimental laws.

Engineering and Physics International Foundation Year

Engineering and Physics Foundation

Applied Mathematics 2 Learn about advanced vectors, forces as fixed vectors, centres of gravity/centres of mass and particle dynamics. Physics 1 Learn about sound, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, strengths of solids, fluids, heat and gases, and the structure of the atom. Physics 2 Learn about electrical current and charge, potential difference, resistance, capacitance, transistors and amplifiers, electrical fields, gravitational fields, magnetic fields and electromagnetic fields.

Tuition price: £9,975 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2009 or January 2010 Term dates September start: Term 1 – 28/09/09 to 11/12/09 Term 2 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 3 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 3 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Course structure Modular course, three modules per term (four modules in the last term); five core subjects and five subject-specific modules Assessment End of module/term assessments: • There will be a combination of examinations and assessments of coursework, presentations and extended essays Continuous coursework: • Mixture of lecture classes, small group seminar work and directed self-study assessment Age on entry Students are normally at least 17 years old Entry requirements Academic: • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent English language: • IELTS 5.0 • TOEFL 500 (173 computer-based test)

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Law and Social Studies International Foundation Year

Law and Social Studies Foundation International Foundation Year

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas: Anthropology Development studies Economics Geography History

International relations Law Politics Sociology

Academic structure

Key facts

Core subjects

Specific route modules

Foundation English Skills 1 (FES1) Develop your ability to read academic texts, write essays, take notes, listen effectively and participate in classroom discussion.

Law 1 Learn about the concepts of law; the relationship between law, justice and morality; the sources of law, including British and European Union (EU) legislation and the doctrine of precedent; and the civil and criminal courts and the role of the judiciary.

Foundation English Skills 2 (FES2) Improve all your abilities developed in FES1 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

Law 2 Focus on law as it affects the citizen through contract law, including factors that invalidate the contract; the breach of contract and remedies available when Project Study a contract is broken; the sale of goods Complete a self-study project on a topic that and services legislation and relevant you will take, in consultation with your tutor, EU regulations. from the academic discipline that you will Politics subsequently study at degree level. Gain an introduction to the British political Core Mathematics system, the basic principles of the British Algebra and statistics: develop your constitution, civil liberties and their relation knowledge and understanding of to the judicial system; how parliament mathematical terms and techniques and works, including the electoral system, apply these to solving problems, frequently political parties and the legislative process; drawn from practical and real life situations. and the composition and functions of the government and civil service, and Britain’s relationship to the EU. Alternative options Foundation English Skills 3 (FES3) Improve all your abilities developed in FES2 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

As an alternative to studying Core Mathematics and Principles of Economics 1 and 2, students may complete this route by choosing to study the modules Sociology 1, 2 and 3 from the Media Studies Foundation route. See page 16 for brief course descriptions.

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Principles of Economics 1 Learn about economic systems, types of goods, allocation of resources, elasticity, price controls, types of markets, cost and revenue, economies of scale and market failure. Principles of Economics 2 Learn about aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics.

Tuition price: £9,975 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2009 or January 2010 Term dates September start: Term 1 – 28/09/09 to 11/12/09 Term 2 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 3 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 3 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Course structure Modular course, three modules per term (four modules in the last term); five core subjects and five subject-specific modules Assessment End of module/term assessments: • There will be a combination of examinations and assessments of coursework, presentations and extended essays Continuous coursework: • Mixture of lecture classes, small group seminar work and directed self-study assessment Age on entry Students are normally at least 17 years old Entry requirements Academic: • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent English language: • IELTS 5.0 • TOEFL 500 (173 computer-based test)


Life Sciences International Foundation Year

Life Sciences Foundation International Foundation Year

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas: Biochemistry Biology Biomedical sciences Chemistry Ecology and conservation Environmental science

Human sciences Medical neuroscience Molecular genetics Neuroscience Psychology

Academic structure

Key facts

Core subjects

Specific route modules

Foundation English Skills 1 (FES1) Develop your ability to read academic texts, write essays, take notes, listen effectively and participate in classroom discussion.

Cell Biology Learn about biological molecules, cellular structure, cell division, movement through cell membranes, enzymes and metabolic pathways.

Foundation English Skills 2 (FES2) Improve all the skills you developed in FES1 to help you work with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation. Foundation English Skills 3 (FES3) Improve all your abilities developed in FES2 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation. Project Study Complete a self-study project on a topic that you will take, in consultation with your tutor, from the academic discipline that you will subsequently study at degree level. Pure Mathematics 1 Learn to understand and interpret straight lines and linear equations, set theory and probability, statistics, linear programming, indices and logarithms, and experimental laws.

Physiology Learn about the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, osmo-regulation, control and co-ordination, and reproduction. Chemistry 1 Learn formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, introduction to redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding. Chemistry 2 Learn about equilibria, acid-base equilibria, kinetics and organic chemistry. Further Studies in Biology and Chemistry Develop your understanding of genetics, ecology and plant biology plus inorganic chemistry, oxidation/reduction reactions and transition element chemistry.

Tuition price: £9,975 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2009 or January 2010 Term dates September start: Term 1 – 28/09/09 to 11/12/09 Term 2 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 3 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 3 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Course structure Modular course, three modules per term (four modules in the last term); five core subjects and five subjectspecific modules Assessment End of module/term assessments: • There will be a combination of examinations and assessments of coursework, presentations and extended essays Continuous coursework: • Mixture of lecture classes, small group seminar work and directed self-study assessment Age on entry Students are normally at least 17 years old Entry requirements Academic: • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent English language: • IELTS 5.0 • TOEFL 500 (173 computer-based test)

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Media Studies International Foundation Year

Media Studies Foundation International Foundation Year

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas: Film studies Media studies Sociology

Academic structure

Key facts

Core subjects

Specific route modules

Foundation English Skills 1 (FES1) Develop your ability to read academic texts, write essays, take notes, listen effectively and participate in classroom discussion.

Media Studies 1 Learn about the media in society, including newspapers, radio, television, digitisation and the internet.

Foundation English Skills 2 (FES2) Improve all the skills you developed in FES1 to help you work with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

Media Studies 2 Study film and TV, including image, sound, music, editing, camera positioning, lighting, production and direction.

Foundation English Skills 3 (FES3) Improve all your abilities developed in FES2 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation. Project Study Complete a self-study project on a topic that you will take, in consultation with your tutor, from the academic discipline that you will subsequently study at degree level.

Media Studies 3 Learn about advertising and marketing, including promotion, ethics, funding and evaluation and techniques. Sociology 1 Learn about research methods in sociology, the family, feminism, diversity, marriage, divorce and social policy. Sociology 2 Focus on mass media and globalisation, including ownership and control and the effects of the new global media. Sociology 3 Learn about deviance and society, including crime and the effects of deviance on society.

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Tuition price: £9,975 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2009 or January 2010 Term dates September start: Term 1 – 28/09/09 to 11/12/09 Term 2 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 3 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 3 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Course structure Modular course, three modules per term (four modules in the last term); four core subjects and six subjectspecific modules Assessment End of module/term assessments: • There will be a combination of examinations and assessments of coursework, presentations and extended essays Continuous coursework: • Mixture of lecture classes, small group seminar work and directed self-study assessment Age on entry Students are normally at least 17 years old Entry requirements Academic: • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent English language: • IELTS 5.0 • TOEFL 500 (173 computer-based test)


‘Studying abroad has changed my life.’ Tanvir Choudhary

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Pre-Medical International Foundation Year

Pre-Medical Foundation International Foundation Year

The Pre-Medical Foundation route is a one-year programme designed to secure you a place on the Pre-Medical Programme (in association with M&D Europe) at the University of Sussex, which in turn is structured to prepare you for entry to affiliate medical schools in the Caribbean and Eastern Europe, and is also accepted by some medical and dental schools in the UK and other countries.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation, students receive an offer of a place on the M&D Pre-Medical Programme. See further details on the full range of opportunities available to students at www.sussex.ac.uk/International/PreMedical/MDPre-med.shtml

Academic structure Core subjects

Specific route modules

Foundation English Skills 1 (FES1) Develop your ability to read academic texts, write essays, take notes, listen effectively and participate in classroom discussion.

Cell Biology Learn about biological molecules, cellular structure, cell division, movement through cell membranes, enzymes and metabolic pathways.

Foundation English Skills 2 (FES2) Improve all your abilities developed in FES1 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation. Foundation English Skills 3 (FES3) Improve all your abilities developed in FES2 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation. Project Study Complete a self-study project on a topic that you will take, in consultation with your tutor, from the academic discipline that you will subsequently study at degree level. Pure Mathematics 1 Learn to understand and interpret straight lines and linear equations, set theory and probability, statistics, linear programming, indices and logarithms, and experimental laws.

Physiology Learn about the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, osmo-regulation, control and co-ordination, and reproduction. Chemistry 1 Learn formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, introduction to redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding. Chemistry 2 Learn about equilibria, acid-base equilibria, kinetics and organic chemistry. Ethical Issues in Medicine Explore a range of ethical issues which medical practitioners and health professionals have to confront today. This module encourages you to conduct your own investigations into these issues and will help you prepare for medical school.

IELTS

In order to progress to a UK Medical School, you will need an IELTS Certificate of at least 6.5 (this is not a requirement for other Medical Schools outside the UK). At the end of the Pre-Medical Foundation route, you will be offered a free three-week IELTS preparation course to prepare for an IELTS exam. It is strongly recommended that all students take this option. 18

Further Studies in Biology and Chemistry Develop your understanding in genetics, ecology and plant biology plus inorganic chemistry, oxidation/ reduction reactions and transition element chemistry. Physics 1 (Properties of Matter and Waves) Learn about atomic physics, materials, heat and gases, oscillations and waves and how this knowledge can be applied within a medical context. Physics 2 (Electricity and Magnetism) Develop an understanding of the ideas of electricity and magnetism and learn how to apply these to real situations. Conduct experiments in electricity and electronics and present your findings in a laboratory report.


Pre-Medical International Foundation Year

Key facts Tuition price: £12,000 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2009 or January 2010 Term dates September start: Term 1 – 28/09/09 to 11/12/09 Term 2 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 3 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 3 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Course structure Modular course, four modules per term (five modules in the last term); five core subjects and eight subjectspecific modules Assessment End of module/term assessments: • There will be a combination of examinations and assessments of coursework, presentations and extended essays Continuous coursework: • Mixture of lecture classes, small group seminar work and directed self-study assessment Age on entry Students are normally at least 17 years old Entry requirements Academic: • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent English language: • IELTS 5.0 • TOEFL 500 (173 computer-based test)

Routes on completion Medical University of ´ Gdansk, Poland (MUG)

Duration 6 years First year entry

Comenius University, School of Medicine and Dentistry in Bratislava, Slovakia

UK medical or dental school

Duration 5 years

Duration 5 years

Second year entry into 6 year course of medicine

First year entry

Duration 4 years First semester entry

Graduate entry to medicine in the UK (4 years)

Second-year entry to a 3-year BSc at Sussex in Molecular Medicine or Biomedical Sciences

Pre-Medical at the University of Sussex (in association with M&D Europe) Pre-Medical Foundation (one year)

Medical and dental school entry is as competitive as ever. The Study Group and M&D partnership brings the following benefits to students on this foundation programme at University of Sussex: advice from university specialists, medical students and practising doctors and dentists on optimising UCAS applications made to British medical and dental schools

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UCAS personal statements play an important role at the initial stages of a UCAS application. Students will benefit from expert assistance to prepare for this via: www.perfectstatement.com

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it is important to gain medical work experience to help with UCAS applications. All students will have access to M&D’s www.mdexperience.co.uk which is run by practising doctors at hospitals across the UK. This is an excellent insight into medical and dental work experience, well in advance of applying to medical or dental school

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Medicine at Caribbean medical schools: St Matthews (SMU), Saba University, Medical University of the Americas – Nevis

students will receive excellent preparation for interviews for UK medical and dental schools.

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22 Masters study 23 Pre-Masters study 24 Pre-Masters study structure

Pre-Masters programme

Pre-Masters programme 25 SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research 26 MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management 27 MSc in International Accounting, Finance and Strategy 28 MSc in International Finance 29 MSc in International Management 30 MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship 31 MSc in Management and Finance 32 MSc in Managing Knowledge and Intellectual Property 33 MSc in Technology and Innovation Management

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Masters study Pre-Masters programme

Masters study Pre-Masters programme

The University of Sussex is part of the international academic community, with worldwide links in teaching and research and with business and industry. At Sussex, you will have the opportunity to study in a major research university, and in a cosmopolitan and multicultural atmosphere.

Academic excellence Enjoy the challenge of learning alongside other high-calibre and motivated students. Develop your initiative and ability to learn and work independently within a supportive environment of academic excellence. Furthering your career A Sussex Masters degree will provide you with the qualifications, experience and confidence you will need to further your career. The management and finance programmes at Sussex are directly related to the real world of business. A Sussex Masters degree is highly respected by employers. Following successful completion of the Pre-Masters you will progress onto one of our exciting Masters degrees the following autumn. For more information see pages 26-33. Individual attention Sussex has a tradition of small group teaching. You will have maximum opportunity to engage with the tutors on your course. The staff to student ratio is one of the best in the UK (ranked 9th in 2004 by researchers for the Times Higher Education Supplement). Personal development By encouraging an independent learning approach, a Masters degree from Sussex will help you to enhance your intellectual

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and problem-solving skills. There will not always be right and wrong answers. You’ll be encouraged to express your own ideas and opinions. Your tutors will be there to guide your personal development. Fulfilling your potential In the UK, a Masters degree lasts 12 months (compared to two years in most other countries, including the USA and Australia), with the first formal assessments four months into your programme. It will be challenging. The Pre-Masters programme is the perfect preparation for success, designed to help you to reach your potential and achieve your goals. Qualifications The normal entry requirements for the MSc postgraduate degrees offered at Sussex are an English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5, and at least a good undergraduate honours degree from a good university or other professional qualification or experience of equivalent standing. If you do not meet these requirements, the Pre-Masters is the best way to prepare. Pre-Masters The Pre-Masters at the University of Sussex International Study Centre offers a direct path to postgraduate study for international students. This unique programme of academic modules, study skills and English language training will qualify you to meet the challenges of a taught Masters at the University.

How you will learn Taught Masters degrees are divided into two parts: Part 1: Teaching and learning Classroom teaching may be much less formal than you are used to. You will be encouraged to ask questions, join in discussions, and debate points with your tutors. The main teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will also learn from case studies, project work and presentations. Part 2: Original research For the last three months of the course, you will conduct research and write up your findings in a dissertation. You start by agreeing a specific topic with your supervisor. You will need to review the published academic research on your topic and show how your research will add to this knowledge. Your research must be original and follow established research methods. Research involves various activities such as critical reading and analysis, interviewing people or designing and conducting surveys. Throughout the process you will have regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss how you are progressing.


Pre-Masters programme

The best way to prepare For a 12-month Masters degree at Sussex you will need:

You will also benefit from regular assessment through examination and coursework assignments.

• a range of academic and learning skills, which you may not have experienced in your home country

Assessment

• the ability to adapt to a new cultural environment and thrive academically •the right academic qualification and a substantial understanding of the subject

Your development will be assessed regularly throughout the programme. This will ensure you achieve the standard required for progression onto your chosen postgraduate degree. Assessments include: • coursework

• the ability to use English in the academic environment to a high standard.

• unseen final examinations at the end of each module

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry to a Masters degree, or want to refresh your knowledge, you can follow our specialist Pre-Masters programme.

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Specialist preparation The Pre-Masters is a two- or three-term programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of international students. It will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in your Masters studies. Assured progression to your degree Joining the Pre-Masters programme guarantees you a conditional offer of a place on one of the specified Masters degrees at the University. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will proceed directly to your preferred Masters programme. Personal monitoring and support The Pre-Masters is validated by the University of Sussex and taught by specialists in university preparation. Your progress will be monitored at all times to make sure you remain on track to successfully complete the programme.

• extended essays and case studies. Flexible entry You can begin the three-term Pre-Masters in either September or January, or for those studying a two-term Pre-Masters you can begin in either January or April. All start dates prepare you for progression onto your chosen Masters in the following October. How many terms do I require? How many terms you require will be dependant upon your IELTS level. If you have an IELTS level of 5.0, you will study a three-term Pre-Masters. If you have an IELTS level of 4.0, you will need one term of English language training and at least two terms if you are currently at IELTS 3.0, both followed by a three-term Pre-Masters (see table below). The two-term Pre-Masters is available only to students who possess an IELTS level of 6.0. How will I progress? Following successful completion of the Pre-Masters, you will progress onto one of the Masters degrees. See pages 26-33 for more details.

Study plan options Current IELTS 3.0

Duration Apr

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English Language Preparation

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Three-term Pre-Masters

Tuition price: £10,500

Additional English Language Preparation: £3,325 per term Course length September to June or January to August Entry dates September 2009 or January 2010 MSc start dates October 2010 Term dates September start: Term 1 – 28/09/09 to 11/12/09 Term 2 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 3 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 3 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Entry requirements • English language IELTS 5.0. If you have an IELTS level lower than this you will require additional English language training. • Recognised higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area • Recognised degree in related field (eg Business Studies) • Honours degree in any subject (eg BA International Relations)

Pre-Masters study Pre-Masters programme

Pre-Masters study

Two-term Pre-Masters Tuition price: £7,000 Course length January to June or April to August Entry dates January 2010 or April 2010* MSc start dates October 2010 Term dates January start: Term 1 – 11/01/10 to 26/03/10 Term 2 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 April start: Term 1 – 12/04/10 to 18/06/10 Term 2 – 21/06/10 to 20/08/10 Entry requirements • The two-term Pre-Masters is available only to students who possess an IELTS level of 6.0. All students with an IELTS level lower than this will enrol on the threeterm Pre-Masters. • Recognised higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area • Recognised degree in related field (eg Business Studies) • Honours degree in any subject (eg BA International Relations) * April subject to availability

Pre-Masters

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Pre-Masters study structure Pre-Masters programme

Pre-Masters study structure Pre-Masters programme

Study modules There are 10 credit-bearing subject modules for the three-term Pre-Masters and eight credit-bearing modules for the two-term Pre-Masters. Term 1: Pre-Masters Skills for English 1 (PSE 1) Study the four academic language skills of writing, reading, listening and speaking alongside university study skills. Improve your IELTS to 6.0 (the required level for term 2 and term 3) and develop your note-taking, summarising and referencing techniques as well as your research skills. Academic Business English Skills (ABES) Further develop your academic English skills by focusing on a range of business issues such as globalisation, the environment, business ethics and scenarios in the context of relationship building, team working and business communications. Term 2: Pre-Masters Skills for English 2 (PSE 2) Develop your English language to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5. Includes an introduction to a range of wider academic skills such as critical thinking, writing a bibliography, preparation and delivery of presentations and the development of communication and group work skills. Pre-Masters Skills for English 3 (PSE 3) Further advance your English and develop your research, referencing and presentation skills. You will start work on more complex academic texts and the writing of factual essays on academic topics. Quantitative Methods in Business Develop your numeracy skills as you learn to utilise mathematical methods and techniques to inform the decision-making of managers. Introduction to Economics Learn about the economic theories and systems you need to analyse information relevant to economic problems and issues. Among the topics studied are economic models, concepts of allocative efficiency and the role of government.

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Term 3: Introduction to Business and Management 1 Develop knowledge of the role played by sociology, psychology and economics in the development of business and management models. Learn how to gather and interpret business related data and study the differences between qualitative and quantitative data collection and how to use critical skills to analyse the various business related models. Business and Management 2 – Operations Management and Organisational Behaviour Learn about the key concepts of organisational behaviour, including management and leadership styles and the analysis of different cultural models. Operations management sessions will focus on supply chain management and inventory planning.

English language preparation ELP tuition price: £3,325 per term Term start dates One-term ELP (entry requirement IELTS 4.0): • June 2009 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in September 2009 • September 2009 – for three term Pre-Masters start in January 2010 • June 2010 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in September 2010 Two-term ELP (entry requirement IELTS 3.0): • June 2009 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in January 2010 • January 2010 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in September 2010 • April 2010 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in September 2010 Age on entry Students are normally at least 20 years old

Business and Management 3 – Strategy Learn about the key models and concepts in the field of strategy. Building on work in earlier modules, you will consider topics such as resource and capability analysis, competitive advantage and corporate, global and diversification strategies. Business and Management 4 – Case Study Using the knowledge, understanding and techniques learned in earlier modules, together with the guidance and support of your tutor, you will identify a FTSE 100 company on which to base a 4,000-word case study. Your tutor will help develop your independent learning skills by advising you on how to develop materials and use models and concepts to apply critical analysis techniques.

Sheridan’s perspective

The Masters programmes are intense and stimulating – rewarding hard work while still allowing time for reflecting and exploring your subject. ‘I’ve found staff and faculty to be very approachable and outstandingly conscientious about standards in teaching and supervision. Overall, Sussex offers a very positive and supportive environment. ‘The atmosphere is studious but relaxed. I’d recommend Sussex’s programmes to anyone who is open to a multifaceted approach.’

Sheridan Nye


Pre-Masters programme

SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research SPRU, located in the School of Business, Management and Economics, is engaged in world-leading research and teaching on issues relating to science, technology and innovation. Its primary aim is to deepen understanding of how government, industry and society may succeed in reaping benefits and managing risks arising from science, technology and innovation.

Career prospects

SPRU’s work is international and multidisciplinary in scope. It is concerned with the scientific and technological challenges that confront decision-makers in government, industry and international agencies.

• consulting in the field of technology and innovation management

SPRU occupies an innovative building, the Freeman Centre, one of the largest academic centres in the world devoted to research and teaching in the area of science and technology policy and management. The building provides state-of-the-art facilities for our graduate students.

• enterprise system design

Academic activities SPRU hosts a weekly seminar led by senior UK and international academics and specialist practitioners, exploring a wide range of ideas and developments. In addition, postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend and present at regular lunchtime seminars. There are also talks by guest speakers, and there are seminars, meetings and social events organised by students and reflecting their interests.

Graduates have developed successful careers in a wide range of occupations, including: • managing technological innovation within industrial or related organisations • designing, implementing and evaluating policies which support technological innovation

• supply chain management • quality management

Science and Technology Policy Research Pre-Masters programme

SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research

• project management • technology consultancy • information systems management • research and teaching. Where our graduates are now • John Lewis Partnership, UK – Business Computer Programmer • 3M Corporation, UK – Graduate Trainee • Defence Evaluation & Research Unit, UK – Engineer • Sussex Innovation Centre, UK – Technology Consultant • Norconsult, Spain – Industrial Association Consultant • Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Colombia – Head of the Business Management Office • Glaxo Wellcome, UK – Medical Representative • Rover Group Ltd, UK – Trainee Manager • Origin UK Ltd – Consultant • Technopolis Ltd, UK – Consultant • BMW AG, UK – Pre-development Engineer • Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research – Research Fellow • Department of Systems Analysis, Austrian Research Centre – Researcher

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MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management Pre-Masters programme

MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management

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Pre-Masters programme

Our MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management is taught jointly by the Department of Mathematics and SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, providing you with the opportunity to develop a wide variety of knowledge and skills. Both departments are active across a diverse range of research areas and, according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, both are home to world-leading research. Career prospects • investment banking • financial analysis • corporate finance • insurance and risk analysis • fund management • statistics • research, or to undertake doctoral study. The programme and its aims This MSc will introduce you to the main aspects of risk management in businesses, focusing on quantitative analysis, regulation, implementation and management structure. You will cover topics such as financial portfolio theory, risk modelling, risk management and implementation within corporate structures. You can also broaden your knowledge and skills by taking options in a range of related areas, including programming, probability, statistics and management. Programme structure Autumn term: Financial Portfolio Analysis, Corporate and Financial Risk Management, plus an option chosen from mathematics, management or computing courses. Spring term: Mathematical Modelling in Finance and Industry, Corporate and Financial Risk Analysis and options chosen from mathematics, management or computing courses. Summer term and vacation: MSc dissertation (usually in banking risk assessment or investment risk assessment). * This

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Pre-Masters programme

Our MSc in International Accounting, Finance and Strategy is taught by SPRU-Science and Technology Policy Research, which is the largest and most influential centre of its kind in the world. In 2006, SPRU celebrated its 40th anniversary as a world leader in research, consultancy and teaching, and in 2008 its international contribution to business and management studies was recognised with membership of the Association of Business Schools. This contemporary programme brings into focus, among other things, the themes of sustainability, ethics, corporate and social responsibility and the growing need for accurate reporting of company information in an international context. Career prospects • management consultancy • international accountancy • financial regulation • strategy in multinational organisations • large international financial bodies, such as the World Trade Organization and World Bank

The programme and its aims This 12 month, full-time programme provides you with the essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in management or finance, and will develop the managerial and technical analytical skills required by employers in the private and public sectors. Distinctive study areas of the programme include: • the global perspective on the interactions between business, management and finance – critical to the sustainability of the advanced economies; and • growth and development of emerging economies. Programme structure Autumn term: two core courses help develop an understanding of basic management concepts – Fundamentals of Global Management and Managing Innovation. In addition, relevant skills and techniques are developed in a course on Management Methods and Tools. Financial Institutions in the Global Market offers a first introduction to your chosen specialisation.

MSc in International Accounting, Finance and Strategy Pre-Masters programme

MSc in International Accounting, Finance and Strategy

Spring and summer terms: subjectspecific knowledge is further developed in the courses International Accounting and Financial Reporting; and Strategy and Corporate Governance. In addition, a Business Analysis Report offers the opportunity to pursue selected issues in greater depth, and to integrate these with broader theoretical and analytical work. Assessment All courses contribute to the final mark, in line with their credit weighting.

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MSc in International Finance Pre-Masters programme

MSc in International Finance Pre-Masters programme

Global industry links The MSc in International Finance is taught by Economics, which is impressively ranked in the UK’s top 15 economics departments (Guardian University Guide 2008) and joint third in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2007). Among the faculty are internationally renowned academics who work closely with major international financial bodies, including the World Bank, European Commission and World Trade Organization. Career prospects • investment banking

You will develop the technical and analytical skills required by the contemporary finance industry and learn about the impact and uses of finance, as well as more technical aspects such as corporate finance and risk management. Distinctive features The MSc in International Finance is designed in consultation with senior professionals from London’s financial sector to provide you with essential skills and knowledge for a career in international finance.

• financial analysis

Programme structure The programme consists of six core courses:

•financial regulation

Autumn term:

• corporate finance

• Corporate and International Finance

• large international financial bodies.

• Quantitative Methods for Finance

Alumni

• Monetary Theory and Policy

Sussex is proud to count several notable economics graduates among its global alumni network including:

Spring term:

• Dr Shamshad Akhtar (Governor, State Bank of Pakistan)

• Finance for Development

• President Festus Mogae (President of the Republic of Botswana) • Keith Skeoch (Chief Executive Officer, Standard Life Investments) • Zhang Xin (Property Developer and Co-founder of SOHO China)

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The programme and its aims

• International Finance and Macroeconomics • Financial and Time Series Econometrics Assessment The modules are assessed by unseen examinations. The dissertation is the final assessment unit.


Pre-Masters programme

A world leader Sussex is recognised as a world leader in its approach to business technology and innovation and is ranked joint first in the world for technology and innovation management (Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2004). A unique learning environment The MSc in International Management is taught by one of the world’s premier research units, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research. SPRU offers you the chance to study the scientific and technological breakthroughs that drive business. These breakthroughs drive change in business models at an ever-increasing rate as companies (and countries) strive to retain and develop their local and global competitive position. When you join SPRU, you are joining the largest and most influential centre of its kind in the world. In 2006, SPRU celebrated its 40th anniversary as a world leader in research, consultancy and teaching. For more information, see page 33. Career prospects • marketing management • operations management • international trade • management consultancy • supply chain management • business, government or consultancy; or • enhance your career prospects in the global labour market.

The programme and its aims The objective of this innovative 12 month programme is to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to become an international manager who can: • comfortably and confidently move from country to country • deal effectively with counterparts from around the world • work in private, public or NGO enterprises. Graduates will develop skills and knowledge in:

MSc in International Management Pre-Masters programme

MSc in International Management

• different management styles across cultures and in the global environment • international management principles • business opportunities and the dynamics of the global market place • fundamentals of global management, such as marketing, human resource management, trade strategies, operations and strategy. Graduates will develop advanced knowledge in: • effective implementation of technology to enhance performance and productivity • personal and interpersonal skills essential for international management • analytical and research skills to make reasoned and creative contributions to problem-solving in international organisations. Programme structure The programme consists of four modules and a management project or dissertation: • Managing and Working Across Cultures • Fundamentals of Global Management • International Business • Managing Technology in a Global Environment • Management project or dissertation Assessment The modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, unseen examinations, essays, extended essays and a dissertation or management project.

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MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship Pre-Masters programme

MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship

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Pre-Masters programme

The MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship allows you to explore the process (from discovery to exploitation) of entrepreneurial opportunities and new venture creation. You will be introduced to the content, process and the formulation and implementation issues that relate to conceptualising, developing and managing new ventures. The emphasis of the programme is on applying and synthesising concepts and techniques of the management function in the areas of financial control and management, marketing, business economics, strategy and organisation (in the context of new ventures). Career prospects Coming from all over the world, Management and Entrepreneurship students have backgrounds in many different disciplines and hope to pursue careers in any one of the following: • self-employment, or managing their own business

Over the course of this 12 month, full-time programme you will: • discuss various forms of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures and understand the issues related to the process of establishing new ventures; • identify and pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity with a team of peers; and • write a business plan for a new venture that implements the identified entrepreneurial opportunity. Programme structure Autumn term: the first three core courses help you to develop an understanding of the basic concepts: Fundamentals of Global Management; Managing and Working Across Cultures; and Managing Innovation. You also develop relevant skills and techniques in Management Methods and Tools. Spring term: subject-specific knowledge is further developed in Entrepreneurship, and Global Marketing Management.

•business development consultancy

In addition, a Business Analysis Report offers the opportunity to pursue selected issues in greater depth, and to integrate these with broader theoretical and analytical work.

• general management and small and medium enterprise management.

Assessment All courses contribute to the final mark.

• an entrepreneurial position in an international organisation

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The programme and its aims

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Pre-Masters programme

An MSc in Management and Finance will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in management or finance, and will develop the managerial and technical analytical skills required by employers in the private and public sectors. Career prospects Coming from all over the world, Management and Finance students have backgrounds in many different disciplines and hope to pursue careers in any one of the following: • financial management • management consultancy • investment banking • fund management • corporate finance • large international financial bodies, such as the World Trade Organization and World Bank

The programme and its aims This 12 month, full-time programme includes the following distinctive features: • the global perspective on the interactions between business, management and finance, critical to the sustainability of the advanced economies and to the growth and development of emerging economies • an awareness of the use of quantitative techniques in finance • the study within finance of how it is applied internationally and to developing countries.

MSc in Management and Finance Pre-Masters programme

MSc in Management and Finance

Programme structure Autumn term: you take the introductory courses Fundamentals of Global Management, Managing and Working Across Cultures, and Managing Innovation. In addition, you develop relevant skills and techniques in Management Methods and Tools, and Quantitative Methods for Finance. Spring and summer terms: subjectspecific knowledge is further developed in International Finance and Macroeconomics, and Finance for Development. In addition, a Business Analysis Report offers the opportunity to pursue selected issues in greater depth, and to integrate these with broader theoretical and analytical work based on Financial and Time Series Econometrics.

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MSc in Managing Knowledge and Intellectual Property Pre-Masters programme

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Pre-Masters programme

Our MSc Managing Knowledge and Intellectual Property is taught by SPRUScience and Technology Policy Research, which is the largest and most influential centre of its kind in the world. In 2006, SPRU celebrated its 40th anniversary as a world leader in research, consultancy and teaching and in 2008, its international contribution to business and management studies was recognised with membership of the Association of Business Schools.

The programme and its aims

Career prospects

• study the wider social and economic factors affecting knowledge creation and transfer

Coming from all over the world, Managing Knowledge and Intellectual Property students have backgrounds in many different disciplines and hope to pursue careers in any one of the following: • International knowledge-based organisations • Technology and innovation management

This 12 month, full-time programme develops your ability to understand and apply knowledge assets as a key to corporate success and economic progress. You will: • examine how organisations create, utilise and exploit knowledge in the globalising knowledge-based economy

• gain a better understanding of the interaction between individuals, organisations and social networks. Programme structure Autumn term: three introductory courses help you to develop an understanding of basic management concepts:

• Consultancy in an international and knowledge-driven environment

• Fundamentals of Global Management

• Knowledge and technology transfer

• Managing Innovation

• Any managerial position in the knowledge-intensive industries

• Managing and Working across Cultures • Management Methods and Tools. In addition, you develop relevant skills and techniques in this course. Spring and summer terms: subject-specific knowledge is further developed in: • Managing Knowledge • Networks, Globalisation and Industry Evolution. In addition, a Business Analysis Report offers the opportunity to pursue selected issues in greater depth, and to integrate these with broader theoretical and analytical work. Assessment All courses contribute to the final mark.

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Pre-Masters programme

A unique learning environment The MSc in Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) is taught by SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, a world leader in understanding the effects of technological breakthrough and changing business models. Whether large or small, manufacturing or service, public or private sector, all organisations are affected by this rapid technological change.

The programme and its aims

Specific TIM student projects

The MSc in Technology and Innovation Management offers an integrated view of technology and innovation management. It focuses on the innovating organisation and practical problem-solving skills required for creative management practice and management research.Graduates will develop knowledge and skills in:

Technology management project In the summer term, with a team of students, you undertake a real-life consultancy assignment for client organisations. The project will give you practical experience on all aspects of agreeing, designing, executing and reporting on a project to a client’s satisfaction. You will be responsible for managing the client relationship, financial management and dealing effectively with problems and unplanned difficulties.

• the challenges faced by business organisation in the age of rapid technological innovation

Procter & Gamble – Technology Commercialisation: Examined the market potential of a newly developed technology involving technical and market assessments of suppliers, production facilities and potential customers. Rolls-Royce – Intellectual Asset Management: Reviewed current best practice in Intellectual Asset Management and the systems used at RR. The framework developed allowed RR to better assess its own intellectual assets (brands, patents and other intellectual property). BOC Edwards – Developing a Patent Process: Examined the current process for filing and exploiting patents. Following an analysis of the existing processes and alternative proprietary services, the project recommended different options to pursue to improve the management and exploitation of the company’s intellectual property. BT – Automating Product Development: Developed a plan to implement software which could automate new product and service developments in BT.

Your project will address important problems identified by the client organisation. The organisation will provide you with necessary access to information and staff and play an important role in the assessment of the project work.

• the process of technological innovation • how to effectively analyse the problems organisations face and how to offer effective solutions • a strategic orientation to problem-solving within the innovation process • research and analytical skills for managing the innovation process • communication skills. Programme structure Autumn term consists of six core modules: Introduction to Science, Technology and Innovation Studies; Technology and Innovation Systems; Economic Perspectives on Innovation; Managing Innovation; Tools for Innovation Management; Research Skills in Management

MSc in Technology and Innovation Management Pre-Masters programme

MSc in Technology and Innovation Management

Spring term consists of two options from the following:Energy Policy and Sustainability; Information and Communication Technologies Policy and Strategy; Managing Technological Risks; Managing Innovation in Complex Products and Systems; Managing Technology in a Global Environment; Innovation for Sustainability; The Political Economy of Science Policy; Environmental Policy and Industrial Technology Assessment The courses are assessed by a combination of coursework, presentations, unseen examinations and a group real-life project. A 10-15,000 word dissertation combined with the project contributes to your final degree result.

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Brighton – the UK’s most exciting seaside city Life at Sussex

Brighton – the UK’s most exciting seaside city Life at Sussex

The city of Brighton is located just eight minutes by train from the University of Sussex campus. Brighton has everything – great shopping and entertainment, many cafes ´ and restaurants, a relaxed seaside culture, and it’s only an hour from London. With students forming 10 per cent of the population, the city has a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere. This is a city where you will feel very welcome. Brighton’s atmosphere Brighton is famous for its unique atmosphere – there is simply no other city in the UK quite like it. Brighton is a friendly, welcoming place. It is modern and forward looking yet also classically English. Architecture ranges from the strikingly new to the fascinatingly old. In summer, the city really comes alive, with the annual arts festival, beachside concerts and outdoor cinema screenings. Brighton’s entertainment Brighton has cinemas ranging from large multiplexes to small independents. There are numerous theatres and venues for live music. Classical music lovers are well catered for at the Dome, which is home to the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra. The 1,800-capacity Dome also plays host to blues, pop, rock, jazz, world and club music. The Brighton Centre and Concorde 2 are Brighton’s major rock and pop venues.

Brighton’s shopping With the best shopping south of London, central Brighton’s shops are all within walking distance of one another. There are large department stores and many smaller specialist shops catering for every need. For more up-market merchandise, the Lanes area offers expensive antiques, exclusive fashions and jewellery. Brighton’s events The highlight of the cultural year is the annual Brighton Festival. Held in May, it is England’s biggest arts festival, attracting hundreds of performers over a three-week period. Other Brighton events include the London to Brighton Bike Ride, Party in the Park, Pride, the Veteran Car Run and the Paramount Brighton Comedy Festival. In fact, there is something going on nearly every weekend.

Brighton and beyond Brighton is ideally placed for exploring Brighton’s restaurants other parts of the UK. If you want all the Brighton has some of the best restaurants attractions of a world-class city, London is outside London. Whatever your taste, you only an hour away by train. Just outside are sure to find it catered for. The city centre Brighton is some of the most beautiful is full of restaurants offering a range of countryside in England. The nearby South cuisine: French, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Downs provide breathtaking views, great Thai, Chinese, Indian and vegetarian. walks and plenty of opportunities for Brighton is also a great place to experience paragliding, mountain biking, hiking or traditional fish and chips. picnics. Nearby are the historic towns of Lewes, Arundel, Chichester and many picturesque villages.

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‘Brighton’s such an amazing city and London’s so nearby – there’s something for everyone.’ Ben Jones

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Everything you need on campus Life at Sussex

Everything you need on campus Life at Sussex

The University of Sussex is a real home from home. Set in acres of parkland, the campus offers a lively and thriving community with its own bars, shops and amenities. You will soon settle in and discover how easy it is to make new friends.

Everything on your doorstep The best thing about life on campus is that everything is close by. The restaurants, shops and sports facilities are just a short walk away from the International Study Centre and your accommodation (see pages 38-39 for more information about University accommodation). Places to eat All University-managed flats and houses have self-catering facilities, so cooking your own meals is both easy and fun. However, if you don’t want to cook, you can find plenty of places to eat, at reasonable prices. Self-service restaurants offer everything from coffee to a threecourse meal. The cafés are also a good place for lunch and are popular with students and staff. Campus shops You can buy all the basic things you need on campus. There is a food store, newsagent, post office, launderette, insurance agency and bookshop. There are also two banks and three cash machines. The Students’ Union runs several shops including a grocery store and a convenience shop. Health services The University of Sussex campus offers a variety of medical services including a Health Centre, a dentist and a pharmacy. For more information, see www.unimed.co.uk

Facilities for worship There are several places for worship on campus and in Brighton. There is a Muslim Student Centre and mosque on the campus, and a further two mosques in nearby Brighton. The Meeting House is the on-campus chaplaincy centre. The chapel is used for worship throughout the week, with services drawing on different traditions of Christianity and chaplains spanning a range of denominations. The Jewish community shares the use of the Meeting House and has two part-time chaplains; there are also synagogues and a Jewish centre in Brighton. The Quiet Room at the Meeting House on campus is used as a social centre, lecture venue or as a space to gather your thoughts. Further information can be found at www.sussex.ac.uk/equalities/religion

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Above campus shops provide for all your day-to-day needs


‘The Foundation Year at Sussex gave me a strong grounding in the learning principles I would need for my undergraduate degree, so that I can now study at the University with confidence. ‘As well as an exceptional academic experience, it also gave me the experience of living on campus with other students. The campus is an amazing place to be, offering a multicultural environment so close to the unique city of Brighton. ‘I am now doing my undergraduate Business and Management Studies degree, and my outlook on the world has already started to expand due to the high-profile lecturers and teachers. I believe that the foundation year at Sussex was a great choice.’

Oldemiro Muassumbo Sequesseque

Leisure time on campus Living on campus means you will never be bored. The Students’ Union runs over 120 societies and there are also over 40 sports clubs, so you’re sure to find something that interests you. Whatever your interest, it is a great opportunity to try something new and meet new people. There are a number of bars and cafés on campus where you can catch up with all your new friends. Campus events The Students’ Union runs several major events throughout the academic year. New students at the University are called ‘freshers’ and are welcomed during Freshers’ Week with many social, academic and welfare events. The biggest event for new students is the Freshers’ Ball – a night of music, dance and getting to know your fellow students.

Everything you need on campus Life at Sussex

Oldemiro’s perspective

Campus and beyond If you want to take a short break from your studies, the campus offers areas of peace and tranquility. The University is situated in the Sussex Downs, designated by the UK Government as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are acres of rolling green parkland where you can escape the hectic pace of campus life. And, if the countryside is too quiet for you, it is only eight minutes to Brighton by train.

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University accommodation Life at Sussex

University accommodation Life at Sussex

When you move to a new country, you need to be certain that you have somewhere comfortable and convenient to live. As a student at the International Study Centre, assuming we receive your housing application by the relevant deadline, you are guaranteed a place in University-managed accommodation.

Accommodation facilities All University accommodation is self-catering, with cooking facilities in communal kitchens. A typical Universitymanaged room has curtains and carpets and is furnished with a bed, wardrobe, shelves, desk and chair, desk lamp and easy chair. The majority of the rooms also have a sink and towel rail. Bathroom facilities are normally shared, although a third of our accommodation now has ensuite facilities. Pre-Masters students will usually be housed in Stanmer Court, a newly built self-catered residence to the south of campus offering single study bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms arranged in self-contained flats of four to six students, sharing cooking facilities in communal kitchens. Pre-Masters students will be sharing flats with Sussex postgraduates. The houses and halls on campus are all equipped with telephones and have broadband internet access, so keeping in touch with family and friends is easy.

Rooms for different needs Most rooms are designed for one person, but we have some shared rooms and a small number of family flats suitable for a couple and a young child. We also have a limited amount of housing designed for disabled students. Ideal for making friends When you arrive, we aim to help you settle in as smoothly as possible. We know that when you first come to the University you may feel anxious that you do not know anyone. But everybody feels the same, and, living in University accommodation, you soon get to know your neighbours. To help you settle in, most residences have a live-in residential advisor – an established Sussex student who will help you when you arrive and can assist with minor problems that may crop up during your first year. University housing in Brighton & Hove The University has a variety of accommodation in residential areas of Brighton & Hove, with easy access to campus. All have communal kitchens and other domestic facilities.

Ruth’s perspective

‘Being an international student, I was really anxious about living in a new environment, but one look at the campus settled my nerves. The moment I opened the door to my room, I was amazed at how spacious it was, and I couldn’t wait to unpack and start a new life. ‘My accommodation gives me the privacy every student requires to get good grades, as well as communal areas like the TV room, which has a relaxing environment that means I can unwind after a hectic day. ‘As well as this, living on campus means I can easily get to my classes or visit the Library any time of the day! But above all, the people have been amazing in helping me settle down, it’s a great place to be and I find myself able to call it home!’

Ruth Gondwe

” Foundation Year students will be placed in one of six on campus residences (see opposite).

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2 Accommodation on campus Stanmer Court (1) This new development consists of 474 en-suite rooms with self-contained flats, housing between four and six students, and with some studio units.

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Swanborough (2) This new accommodation provides 250 en-suite rooms designed around six and seven-person self-contained flats. Lewes Court (3) About 500 students live in the Lewes Court flats, which are designed for groups of five to six students. The accommodation includes 250 en-suite rooms, 238 standard rooms, a few self-contained studios with en-suite bathrooms, and some twobedroom family flats.

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Brighthelm (4) A number of the 60 five-bedroom houses in this development are allocated to new undergraduates. Others are reserved for postgraduates. The Park Houses (5) Each of these four large residences houses about 100 students, mostly in single study-bedrooms.

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Accommodation charges At the time of going to press, the Universitymanaged accommodation rent had not been set for the academic year 2009/10. For use as guideline prices here are the details of the rents for the 2008/9 academic year.

University accommodation Life at Sussex Life at Sussex

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For calculation purposes please note that a standard tenancy length is 39 weeks and where applicable services charges are included in the prices below. Stanmer Court (1) Price per week for an en-suite room: £104 Swanborough (2) Price per week for an en-suite room: £110 Lewes Court (3) Price per week for a standard room: £93.50 En-suite room: £106.50 Brighthelm (4) Price per week for a standard room: £97 The Park Houses (5) Price per week for a standard room: £86 Park Village (6) Price per week for a standard room: £83

Please note that tenancy lengths do not always correspond to term dates and Park Village (6) students on programmes beyond June The Village includes nearly 500 single study- 2010 may be required to relocate. bedrooms, 24 small two-bedroom flats and Please also note that all rents include 36 self-contained family flats, in a series of utilities and network access. All three-storey houses. accommodation is self-catering. The deadline for receipt of housing applications is 1 September for September start, and 1 December for January start.

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Help and support Life at Sussex

Help and support Life at Sussex

Sussex is a friendly and welcoming university and we are eager for you to enjoy your work and have fun during your time with us. The International Study Centre has dedicated staff who will ensure that you get the support you need during your studies. In addition, the University also provides a range of advisory, health, counselling and spiritual services.

Student counsellors If you need help with any personal, financial or academic difficulties, the student counsellors at the International Study Centre are there to advise. They will help you settle in quickly during your first few days and will be available throughout your studies. Health services The Health Centre provides medical care under the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and is available to all students. As an international student, you will need to register with the Centre’s doctors when you arrive. Other on-campus health facilities include a dentist offering NHS treatment, and a pharmacist. See www.unimed.co.uk Advice and information The University of Sussex Students’ Union Advice Centre provides free confidential advice on a range of issues. If you have any problems, trained professionals are there to help. They are a valuable service for welfare and financial advice. Facilities for disabled students The University of Sussex welcomes students with sensory and physical disabilities, special learning difficulties and other additional needs. The disability co-ordinator is the main point of contact for any student with an impairment or additional educational requirement. For a copy of our Disability Statement, or general enquiries, please contact the Student Support Unit on: T +44 1273 877466 E studentsupport@sussex.ac.uk The Disability Statement is also available at www.sussex.ac.uk/equalities/disability_ statement.html

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Student insurance In our experience, it is essential that international students have the protection of personal insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. The consequences of being uninsured can be extremely difficult and expensive. For this reason, Study Group (which runs the International Study Centre) has developed an insurance policy called StudyCare. This is designed especially for international students. It will cover you for loss of personal possessions, as well as providing health and medical insurance. In order to make sure you have the right type of cover Study Group automatically adds the StudyCare to your invoice once your place has been confirmed. However, if you wish to make your own insurance arrangements, please let us know on the application form enclosed. Full information about StudyCare insurance is published in the StudyCare policy booklet, available from the International Admissions Centre. Please refer to the back cover of this brochure for contact details. Alternatively, you can view information about StudyCare at www.sussex.ac.uk/isc

Yuri’s perspective

‘I chose to do a Foundation Year at the International Study Centre as a step towards studying international relations at degree level. It was the perfect programme for what I am doing now, helping to prepare me for university life. ‘Whenever I needed help with academic or personal problems, my tutors were willing to make time for me. Which is particularly useful for an international student who does not have any experience being abroad. ‘When people ask me I definitely answer “yes”, “Are you satisfied with what you did at Sussex last year?”’

Yuri Lee


Sport and leisure Life at Sussex

Sport and leisure Life at Sussex

Although you will study hard at the University, there will also be plenty of opportunity for you to enjoy yourself and relax. In addition to the variety of entertainment and sports facilities offered in Brighton, there is a wide range of on-campus activities to fill your spare time.

The Students’ Union The University of Sussex Students’ Union (USSU) is the focus of many student activities.

Sports at Sussex Getting involved in sport is a good way to try out new things, improve your skills and make new friends while you are doing it.

The Union organises entertainment and social events and runs shops and bars on campus. It also provides welfare advice. Membership of the Union is free and automatic.

The University’s Sussexsport works closely with the Students’ Union to provide a wellrounded sports programme for all students regardless of ability. Students are charged on a pay-and-play basis at affordable prices to use facilities while a small membership fee is charged to join a sports club.

Clubs and societies USSU provides a range of entertainment on and off campus, including comedy gigs, quizzes, live music nights and more. It also helps run many clubs and societies – there is bound to be one dedicated to a specialist interest of yours. Joining a society is a good way of getting to know people, particularly from outside your subject area. For more information, visit the Union’s website at www.ussu.info

Sussexsport also offers one of the largest dance and movement programmes in the south east of England, with over 50 classes a week in activities such as yoga, pilates, tai chi, salsa, contemporary dance, ballet and capoeira.

Sports facilities on campus Two large, multi-purpose sports halls Two newly refurbished fitness rooms offering state-of-the-art cardiovascular, circuit and resistance machines, and a strength and conditioning room Dance studio Six squash courts Four grass soccer pitches, a rugby pitch, a grass and artificial cricket pitch, and tennis courts Floodlit artificial turf pitch (hockey and soccer) Lifestyles studio offering a sportsinjury clinic, sports massage, acupuncture, relaxation and head massage, reiki and hypnotherapy

In addition, we offer coaching in racquet sports and run intramural (internal) competitions, including football. Large inter-area sports nights are popular Christmas and summer events. Sports clubs If you take your sport seriously, you may want to join one or more of the specialist clubs organised through the Students’ Union. Sports teams are the largest and some of the most active student groups on campus, supporting a combination of over 40 different teams and sports clubs. Most clubs provide coaching and instruction and take part in British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) competitions as well as local Sussex leagues. For a comprehensive list of active sports clubs and teams, visit the Union website at www.ussu.info

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Where is Sussex? Life at Sussex

Where WhereisisSussex Sussex?page Life at Sussex

The University of Sussex is on the edge of the seaside city of Brighton, and just an hour from central London. Excellent travel links make it an ideal base for exploring Britain, continental Europe and beyond.

Air London’s major international airports are both within easy reach: 70 miles (112km) or 90 minutes to London Heathrow and 25 miles (40 km) or 30 minutes to London Gatwick airport.

Rail Regular trains link central London to Brighton in as little as 50 minutes.

Sea Passenger ferries operate between the French port of Dieppe and Newhaven, just along the coast from Brighton. The other south coast ports offer regular ferry services to France, Holland and northern Spain.

Road Brighton is conveniently linked to the main UK road network. There are regular coach services from Brighton to London, with local bus services operating from the city centre to the University campus at Falmer.

Frequent trains from central Brighton get you to the University campus station, Falmer, in under 10 minutes.

Rail/road links Airport Ferry

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International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters

How to apply Application to study at the International Study Centre is straightforward. To apply directly Simply send your completed application to the address printed at the bottom of the form. Your application will need to include copies of all relevant academic transcripts and certificates of English language qualifications. Alternatively, you can apply directly by contacting a Student Enrolment Advisor through the website at www.sussex.ac.uk/isc To apply through your local representative Just complete the application form enclosed with this brochure and return it to your local educational representative. Further application forms are available by contacting us at the address on the back of this brochure. For further information If you need further information, our expert Student Enrolment Advisors are available for help and advice. You can contact them through our website www.sussex.ac.uk/isc or on the numbers below:

Fees 2009/2010 International Foundation Year tuition price: £9,975 Pre-Medical Foundation: £12,000 Pre-Masters tuition prices: • Three-term Pre-Masters: £10,500 • Two-term Pre-Masters: £7,000 English Language Preparation: £3,325 per term University-managed accommodation (guideline rents)*: Price per week for an en-suite room: £104 – £110 Price per week for a standard room: £83 – £97 *Additional charges may be made for such items as accommodation security deposits, bedding packs, accommodation-specific insurance, University administration fees and other sundry expenses. These items may be charged either to your ISC student account or your University student account. Residential accommodation is subject to availability and early confirmation is advised.

Application process International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters

Application process

Supplements Airport pick-up: • London Gatwick • London Heathrow StudyCare fee: (12 months' cover)

£61 £91 £416

T +44 1273 339333 F +44 1273 339334 About these courses The International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters at the University of Sussex’s International Study Centre are run by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international students. Every year, Study Group provides exceptional educational programmes for 50,000 students from 120 countries.

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To apply, or for further information, contact: International Admissions Centre 1 Billinton Way Brighton, BN1 4LF, UK T +44 1273 339333 F +44 1273 339334 To contact us online, visit www.sussex.ac.uk/isc

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