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A university for a changing world






Welcome to the University of Suffolk I am delighted that you are considering the University of Suffolk as an option for your studies. We are one of the youngest universities in the UK; that means we don’t just rely on a heritage stretching back over many years, but focus on making history every day. Our growing numbers and high graduate employability demonstrate that we are a real force in the higher education sector. The University of Suffolk welcomes students from all around the globe to study at our fantastic waterfront campus, located in the driest part of the UK and with the most sunshine year after year. Our campus is stylish and modern, set in a thriving location where you will soon feel at home. The low cost of living and affordable accommodation is attractive; and our excellent transport links to London, Cambridge, the coast and the countryside makes us accessible for all. We recognise that the recent global pandemic has given many students cause to reflect on where and when they choose to study. Our current students have benefited from our approach to both online and on-campus support over the last year; our students have been able to meet their learning outcomes and to remain part of a community that is supportive and friendly. We have prioritised the health and safety of our students, staff and wider community along with providing excellence in the learning experience for all students and we expect this to continue for the future. Our emphasis is on treating every student as an individual and alongside small teaching classes and personal support, this means that you will soon feel part of our community. We put significant importance on developing courses where employers are actively involved in course design and delivery. As a result of our emphasis on employability and transferable skills, our graduates gain good jobs quickly after graduating. Joining forces with employers, businesses, and research organisations, we give them access to the kind of people they are looking for: you. So we would encourage you to feel positive about studying in the UK and at the University of Suffolk and invite you to come and join us for a transformational experience, one which you will never forget and will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.

Professor Helen Langton Vice-Chancellor




As one of the newest universities in the UK, we have absorbed the best university traditions and aligned them with a twenty-first century audience and the modern world of employment and entrepreneurship. Studying with us is a different experience to elsewhere. Our university is like no other.

We are a university for a changing world Our teaching is based on partnerships between lecturing staff and students, as well as research Our campus is beautifully situated and perfectly compact Enjoy low living costs with every amenity within walking distance Our courses are focused on the world of employment UniofSuffolk @UniofSuffolk @UniofSuffolk

About us

In a world where nothing stays the same, we need to change, evolve, succeed and change again. That’s what we do. Be bold and join us.



6 Destination Suffolk

Aldeburgh Festival

Suffolk offers a rich and diverse cultural life, with bustling towns, thriving bars, restaurants and cafĂŠs, and an extensive arts scene. Suffolk is a county steeped in history, with beautiful scenery, world famous beaches and a glorious coastline, all within easy reach of London.

Destination Suffolk

Home away from home

St Peters Street, Ipswich

Known for its hospitable and friendly nature, Suffolk has a growing student community and provides a mixture of dynamic urban centres, coastal resorts, and historic market towns. Come and explore the beautiful surroundings of this exciting county.

A county of festivals Suffolk is home to numerous arts, literary and music festivals including Latitude Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Pulse, Ip-Art, SPILL, and Bury Festival; many of which are fast becoming renowned highlights in the UK festival calendar.

Take in the view


Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Some of East Anglia’s most stunning scenery can be found in Suffolk. The breath-taking Suffolk landscape was inspiration for famous artists Constable and Gainsborough. The region also boasts over 60 miles of coastline and 190 square miles of landscape with the special recognition of being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Fancy a drink? Award-winning UK brewer Adnams and cider producer Aspall are both located in the county. Why not try a handcrafted beer from microbrewery Briarbank in Ipswich, or a local Calvors ale? There are plenty to choose from. We even have our own craft beer, Suffolk Graduate, brewed by Calvors.

Discover new music There is a thriving music scene throughout the county. See new bands playing in smaller venues, as well as tours from larger acts. A popular destination for music lovers is our student bar, Cult Café, located in the James Hehir Building.

Student Bar, Cult

Destination Suffolk

Ipswich hidden gems Visit Jimmy’s Farm At DanceEast you can see contemporary dance premieres or take part in their open class programme. The Wolsey Theatre has an affordable variety of great productions and beneath the Town Hall, Ipswich Film Theatre is an independent cinema run by film enthusiasts.

Honorary Doctorate Jimmy Doherty hosts the annual Jimmy’s Festival at his farm, just outside Ipswich. Combining good food and live music acts, it’s the perfect highlight of the summer.

Born in Suffolk, Ed’s hit single ‘Castle on the Hill’ describes his love of the county.

Destination Suffolk

Our very own Honorary Doctorate Ed Sheeran

Well connected Suffolk is a vibrant county, benefiting from developing technologies and the growing tech cluster businesses. Multinational companies such as AXA, BT, and Willis Towers Watson have made their base here, charmed by the location and accessibility of the county to London, Cambridge and beyond.

Ipswich Town Centre

Discover ‘The Saints’ Packed with an eclectic mix of independent shops, eateries, and local artisans, The Saints is a quirky and interesting thoroughfare in Ipswich town centre. quarter/saints



OUR CAMPUS Nestled between busy bars, restaurants and hotels, our stunning waterfront campus is the ideal destination for international students wishing to combine English heritage with contemporary living. The Waterfront is a hub for many events throughout the year, such as the Maritime Festival which plays host to 55,000 visitors all enjoying the best entertainment, food and drink Ipswich has to offer. A short walk away is Ipswich town centre, the home of many major retail chains and small independent shops offering

unique gifts and goods. Our students benefit from excellent transport links to major cities in the UK, where trains can take you to London in just over one hour. At the University of Suffolk, whatever you choose to study, you will be working in state-ofthe-art surroundings. We have invested across the University to create environments that showcase the latest teaching facilities and support our students to achieve great things.

© Phil Grayston and Bond Bryan Architects

£5.5m development

Our campus

The Atrium Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training suite Psychology laboratories Computer Games and Network and Software Engineering laboratories Dedicated business hub, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre State-of-the-art 3D polyjet printer

Arts Building Dedicated painting, sculpture, drawing and print studios, and installation and video spaces Specialist film studio and associated editing suites Industry-standard studios, dark rooms and digital suites specific to photography

James Hehir Building

Waterfront Building Library Building

Six storey, £21m building

State-of-the-art AV equipment in every teaching room

Sport and Exercise Science laboratories  pecialist Clinical Skills Centre, S incorporating a purpose-built anaesthetic room and simulated ambulance

Group and individual study spaces The Infozone, our one-stop-shop for student services

Extensive library Dedicated subject librarians and academic skills advisers 24-hour library opening, during significant periods in the academic calendar Students’ Union offices


Athena Hall



Shared apartments

Studio rooms

Live in luxury at Athena Hall, our on-campus student accommodation.

Between 4-7 bedrooms with a communal kitchen/common room. Each single occupancy bedroom is lockable and en-suite, with a lavatory, hand basin and shower cubicle. Rooms are furnished with a queen-sized double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk and chair, shelving units and curtains or window blind. The kitchen contains a fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and sink, along with ample cupboard space. There is also a breakfast bar with stools and a lounge area with sofas. Single sex flats may be available, subject to demand. Rooms are classified as Bronze (smallest), Silver (medium) and Gold (largest).

Available for one mature student or a student couple. Furniture includes a double bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, shelving units and curtains, sofa and coffee table. The en-suite is the same as detailed above. The kitchenette contains a fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven, two ring hob, sink and breakfast bar with stools.

Price list

Living off-campus

Athena Hall is our recommended on-campus accommodation, perfectly situated on the Ipswich Waterfront. Home to almost 600 students, Athena Hall is the number one destination for international students. Choose from a range of en-suite rooms in shared apartments or studio spaces, all with modern living facilities and hi-speed wireless broadband.

Benefits All bills and WiFi included IPTV (TV on demand) Free contents insurance CCTV and on-site management Queen-sized beds Accommodation

Work and social spaces On-site laundry facilities Bike storage ANUK accredited Close to town centre

Athena Hall (2020/21 prices) Room Type

42 wks

50 wks

Bronze en-suite £130.19 £125.19 Silver en-suite £137.18 £132.18 Gold en-suite £143.65 £138.75 Studio

£177.04 £172.04

Athena Hall also has a large common room for social events and a self-service laundry room on site.

Living off-campus can sometimes be more affordable. Some of our students choose to live off-campus to be more independent and live in less busy environments. We have a limited number of rooms at smaller ‘hall-style’ accommodation, as well as rooms in shared houses.


My first destination was my accommodation. I walked towards Athena Hall with my suitcases, and fell in love with the area immediately. The boats, the calm water of the river – it was just breathtaking!� 13

Karina Karushkova BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development Bulgaria



Meet the team

As an international student studying at the University of Suffolk, you will be supported by a specialist team of staff. We provide advice and guidance to all international students interested in applying to study with us.

Get in touch by emailing: Or talk to us: @UniSuffolkInt Unisuffolkint

We can help you with choosing your course, applying to, and enrolling at the University, as well as making a visa application and ensuring you comply with UKVI regulations once your course has started. We also support exchange students and those coming to us as part of a Study Abroad programme, by helping with module choices and where to stay while in the UK.

We offer a range of other information and support services you can access during your studies, including Careers and Employability, Counselling, Learning Services workshops, and a multi-faith Chaplaincy.

Our advisers are here to provide impartial advice and guidance to support you with your personal and professional development before, during, and after you graduate. Finding the right path can be tricky, that’s why we are trained to support you; whether its - discussing your options - CV review and mock interviews - presenting yourself to employers or finding opportunities. You will also have access to our online interactive career learning platform FutureMe, available 24/7. FutureMe will provide you with all the career preparation tools you need to move your career forward and succeed with your future plans. Don’t leave thinking about your career and employability until the end of your studies. There are opportunities to get involved from

the moment you start. You can play an active role in a Students’ Union club or society, be a course representative or a volunteer. There are paid opportunities available on campus, including Micro-Placements, Suffolk Life Mentor scheme, PASS Leaders (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) and Student Ambassador roles.

Meet the team

Careers and employability

Careers fairs and events on campus provide you with an opportunity to network with local, national and international organisations, and are held throughout the year. You may have a clear career path in mind or have no idea what you want to do after you graduate. Whatever your situation, our Careers and Employability team can support you with one-to-one careers advice and guidance on making the most of your time here and exploring next steps after you graduate. Contact us:

Through the University’s website, I have the possibility to access everything ranging from materials relating to my course to information and tools for careers, employability, finance and wellbeing.” 15

Dana Bobolicu BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology Romania


Study Abroad and international opportunities The University sees the value of developing our staff and students as global citizens. The University has a number of established links with European, Australian, Canadian and other international partners through Study Abroad programmes and offers our students the opportunity to participate in outbound exchanges. The University is part of the UUK Stand Out campaign. Together with 90 HEI’s in the UK, we actively encourage our students to spend a period of their studies overseas and believe they will benefit greatly from their international experience by learning new skills, making lifelong friendships and becoming world citizens.

We believe studying abroad as part of the degree helps students in shaping their future professionally, academically and on a personal level. We recognise that the recent global pandemic places some restrictions on travel and we will continue to work with our international partners to prioritise the health and safety of our students alongside providing excellence in educational experience. In order to be eligible, students must have spent at least one academic year at the University of Suffolk, after which they can spend either one semester or one full academic year studying at one of our partner institutions worldwide.

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS The University has a growing portfolio of partnerships to oversee the delivery of University of Suffolk validated degree programmes overseas.

International partnerships

To find out more about whether University of Suffolk degrees are delivered in your country visit

Be original; don’t be scared of being bold! Ed Sheeran Honorary Doctorate


The University has set up a significant long-term partnership with London School of Commerce (LSC), with undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes validated for delivery at their campuses in London, Manchester, Malta and Sri Lanka, with plans to extend the partnership to their campuses in Malaysia and Egypt.


The University has established a partnership with one of the leading online educators, Unicaf. Unicaf partner with many UK, US, European and African universities, and are now delivering University of Suffolk MBA and MSc Public Health programmes online. Unicaf operate campuses and learning centres throughout Africa, and are currently present in 12 countries including, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia.

London School of Commerce


Teaching at the University is spread across four academic schools each with their own personality and ethos, which is reflected in the portfolio of courses. Whichever course you choose, you will experience study that is characterised by innovative and cutting-edge approaches to learning and teaching, informed by the research and scholarly activity of our academic staff.

School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology

BSc (Hons) Exercise Prescription and Public Health* BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons) Midwifery

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice

BSc (Hons) Bioscience BSc (Hons) Computing and Business Management

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) Data Science and Artificial Intelligence* BA (Hons) Film Studies BA (Hons) Fine Art BA (Hons) Games Design BSc (Hons) Games Programming BA (Hons) Graphic Design


BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

BA (Hons) Architecture

BA (Hons) Digital Film Production


BA (Hons) Dance (Accelerated)

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy*

BSc (Hons) Sport Performance Analysis BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography PhD Health and Biological Sciences

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) BSc (Hons) Network Engineering BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health BA (Hons) Photography BA (Hons) Screenwriting BSc (Hons) Software Engineering BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development BSc (Hons) Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence*

School of Social Sciences and Humanities BA (Hons) Counselling BSc (Hons) Criminology BSc (Hons) Criminology and Law BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

MSc Games Development

BA (Hons) Early and Primary Education Studies

MSc Regenerative Medicine

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

PhD Computer Science and Informatics

BA (Hons) Early Learning (progression route) BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) English Literature with Language

School of Health and Sports Sciences

BA (Hons) History BA (Hons) Human Geography BA (Hons) Human Geography with Sociology LLB (Hons) Law

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing

LLB (Hons) Law with Business Management

LLB (Hons) Law with Politics LLB (Hons) Law with Sociology BA (Hons) Politics

Master of Business Administration (MBA) MSc/PgD/PgC Business and Management

BA (Hons) Politics and Economics

MSc/PgD Human Resource Management

BA (Hons) Politics and History

PhD Business

BA (Hons) Politics and Sociology

PhD Heritage and Education

BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

PhD Leadership and Enterprise

BSc (Hons) Psychology

PhD Management

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

*subject to validation


LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Early Childhood Studies BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology BA (Hons) Social Work BSc (Hons) Sociology BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies BSc (Hons) Sport and Performance Psychology MSc Applications of Psychology MA Childhood Studies MSc Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling MA Criminology: Crime and Victimisation MA/PgD/PgC Education Studies MA/PgD/PgC Professional Practice in Heritage Management PhD English PhD History PhD Psychology PhD Social Policy PhD Social Sciences

Suffolk Business School BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management BA (Hons) Business Management BA (Hons) Event and Marketing Management

Achintha Perera MSc Regenerative Medicine Sri Lanka


BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management

I have learnt a great deal from my course, and I feel like the lecturers always try to prepare us for the real world and give us the confidence to strive for the best.�


HOW TO APPLY Your application

How to apply

The University of Suffolk has ambitions to become a global university. In our quest to do this, we actively welcome applications from students in all corners of the globe.

Undergraduate If you wish to apply for a full-time undergraduate degree, you should submit your application online via UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, at

No matter where you live, we can offer advice on how the qualifications from your country can be considered to meet the entry requirements for our programmes. Our Admissions Team is well-equipped to assess your academic background and recommend subjects which meet your personal and professional aspirations.

Postgraduate Taught Degrees If you are applying to study towards one of our postgraduate taught programmes, you should submit your application directly to us using our online application form. This is available at uos.

Your application journey

After you’ve applied

At Suffolk we want to make the application process as smooth and simple as possible. To help clarify the journey to become a student with us, and what you need to do at each step, we’ve broken down the application process into separate stages, so you can quickly and easily refer to this throughout the process.

Some of our programmes may require you to submit a portfolio of work, take part in admissions tests or attend an interview via Skype, so make sure you check the academic and non-academic requirements which are listed on each course webpage. Our Admissions Team will contact you regarding any additional requirements after you’ve applied. internationalapplications

Postgraduate Research We are pleased to offer the opportunity to study at Postgraduate Research level in a wide range of subject areas. To make an enquiry or for further information visit

How to apply

International students wishing to study in the UK will need to apply for a visa. From 1 January 2021 the UK’s new points-based immigration system will come into force. The new and improved Student route, which is part of the UK's new points-based immigration system, will open for applications on 5 October 2020. This will replace and improve the existing Tier 4 (General) Student route making a more streamlined experience for sponsoring institutions and students.

The Student route will open to EEA students as well as international students from 5 October however, EEA students resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, should not apply through this route. They, and their family, are eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme and have until 30 June 2021 to do so. More information on the EU Settlement Scheme can be found at EEA students arriving on, or after 1 January 2021 will need to apply through the Student route, ahead of arriving in the UK. This includes those who begin their course in

autumn 2020. Further guidance for EEA students can be found at uk-points-based-immigrationsystem-eu-student-information All students applying through the new Student route will need to demonstrate they meet the required 70 points. They will achieve the required points if they can demonstrate that they have an offer from an approved educational institution, speak English and are able to support themselves during their studies in the UK. Those applying will be able to make an application six months in advance of travel to the UK.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Country-specific requirements Academic entry requirements will vary depending on where you are from, or where you have completed your most recent study. To see how you meet our academic requirements visit

English language If English is not your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability as part of your application. The most commonly known assessments that we accept are: IELTS (Academic/UKVI) Cambridge English

Password Skills Test An alternative method of assessing your English language is the University of Suffolk Password Skills Test. This internet-based test will assess your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and can be used as part of your admission.

Pearson (Academic) TOEFL (IBT)


English language entry requirements are listed on each course page of our website. Alternatively, you can visit



International Scholarships



Classroom based: 




Placement fee:  for NHS courses


Fee changes for EU students

£1,500 (£1,000 in Year 1, £500 in Year 2)

MA/MSc£1,000 MBA


MA/MSc Classroom based: 






MBA Study trip fee:  £2,000 (optional and subject to availability)

EU Scholarships BA/BSc Classroom based:  

£2,900 per year


£4,475 per year

EU students and students from the EEA-EFTA or Switzerland who start a new course in England after August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status or eligible to apply for students loans. Instead, each UK university will set its own fees for EU students. For 2021 the University of Suffolk will offer a range of EU Scholarships providing alternative financial support in the absence of student loans. For further information contact the International Office

MA/MSc For information regarding visas and immigration, visit

Tuition fees and scholarships

Living Costs and Expenses

Classroom based: 






Despite being only one hour from London, Ipswich offers great value for money in comparison to other locations in the UK. Our towncentre campus and compact size

means you have everything you need within walking distance so no need to budget for public transport! There are shops and amenities to suit all budgets and accommodation within a short walking distance of the university campus. Many businesses and retailers in the town also offer

substantial student discounts on a range of goods and services. We’ve indicated below the weekly living costs you might expect when living in Ipswich. Every student is different and please note this is only intended as a rough guide to help you manage your budget.

Weekly expenses Ipswich

Living in university accommodation

Living in private accommodation




Food/Household shopping



Utility bills



Local travel



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MEET US The University of Suffolk, like every other institution in the UK is adapting to the recent pandemic and we are taking all necessary steps to maintain the health and safety of our community and visitors to the University. Whilst travel restrictions are in place, you can visit us online and explore our virtual tour at your own leisure. Look around our state-ofthe-art facilities through Campus 360s and access our online videos which highlight our suite of subject programmes, campus location and support services.



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You can also join one of our virtual open events. Book your place for an opportunity to register for access to our subject and support service talks, as well as our student support teams from finance and admissions, which are available via online chat to answer any questions you may have during the day. Once restrictions are lifted you can come and meet representatives from the University of Suffolk at an event near you. Details of visits to your country can be found at Alternatively, you can visit us by coming along to one of our open events in Suffolk to find out more about the University, meet the academic teams, view our accommodation, and see our resplendent campus. If you can’t make it to one of our open events, we’re happy to arrange a personalised tour of our campus and accommodation with a member of the International team. Email and we will endeavour to work around your travel schedule. To find out more details about all our open events activity and dates visit



This publication is for general guidance and the University of Suffolk cannot guarantee the provision of all courses and services in the event of circumstances beyond its control. The University publishes detailed course documentation on each course webpage and full terms and conditions on our website at uos. University of Suffolk Ltd is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registration number 5078498. Registered office Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ. +44 (0) 1473 338000

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