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Why University of Sussex

Top 20 in the UK
Top 50 in Europe
Top 125 in the world
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014
Superb location
Brighton is ranked in the
Top 10 cities in the UK for young people to live in UK Today: Best city to be young, 2013. National Student Survey (NSS) 2012
89% of Sussex students are satisfied or very satisfied with the teaching on their course,
placing us 21st in the UK for overall student satisfaction.
Employability and life skills 92% of our graduates are in work or further study www.university.which.co.uk

World-renowned academic staff we have counted among our faculty 3 Nobel Prize winners.
1 winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize
World-renowed academic staff we have counted among our faculty
14 Fellows of the Royal Society
15 Academicians of the Social Sciences
9 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
12 Fellows of the British Academy
World leading research
100% of departments at Sussex have world-leading research
90% of Sussex research activity is rated as world leading, internationally excellent
or internationally recognised, confirming the University among the leading 30 research universities in the UK UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008
Progress to a bright future 94% of our students who completed their studies at the Sussex International Study Centre were offered a place to study on a degree course at the University of Sussex

 

 

About the ISC and Pathways

 

Why study at an International Study Centre

 

The International Study Centre offers international students, on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and, postgraduate courses and is part of the university. The preparatory courses will provide, you with the necessary academic skills and English language, tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

Qualifications around the world do not always match with UK qualifications and quite often to gain entry into a top rated university, students need to follow a pathway.

 

There are several stages to a pathway.

 

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's Degree. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.

 

Foundation or Stage1 - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.

 

Diploma Year 1 (International Year One) - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for drirect entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.

 

Pre Masters -  is a 6 month or 9 month programme for students who have a 1st degree, but whose degrees are not equivalent to a UK degree. Generally 1 or terms additional learning is required in order to follow onto a master degree. The offer is made with a conditional of progression upon successful completion. Successful completion leads to the master degree which in the UK is normally 9 months.

 

English Language - A pressional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the mnimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

Pathway Programmes

International Foundation Year
Business, Management and Economics
Computing and Mathematics
Engineering and Physics
Law, International Relations and Social Studies
Life Sciences and Psychology
Media and Communications

International Year One
Business and Management
Computing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
International Relations and International Development
Media and Film Studies

Pre Masters
Computing
International Relations and International Development
Law
Management and Finance
Media, Journalism and Film Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progression Degrees

 

After Foundation

For a full list of progression degrees and grades, visit www.sussex.ac.uk/isc/ify

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-foundation-year/business-management-and-economics

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-foundation-year/computing-and-mathematics

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-foundation-year/engineering-and-physics

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-foundation-year/law-international-relations-social-studies

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-foundation-year/life-sciences-and-psychology

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-foundation-year/media-and-communications

After International Year One

For a full list of progression degrees and grades, visit www.sussex.ac.uk/isc/iyone

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-year-one/business-and-management

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-year-one/computing

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-year-one/electrical-and-electronic-engineering

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-year-one/international-relations-and-international-development

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/international-year-one/media-and-film-studies



After Pre Masters

For a full list of progression degrees and grades, visit www.sussex.ac.uk/isc/pmp

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/pre-masters/computing

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/pre-masters/management-and-finance

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/pre-masters/media-journalism-and-film-studies

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/pre-masters/international-relations-and-international-development

http://isc.sussex.ac.uk/pre-masters/law

 

Entry Requirements

 

Foundation Year

Academic: 

Bangladesh: Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 60% with passes in 4 or more subjects and minimum of 50% in relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences

 

International: The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate) 26 points or A/AS levels - 80 UCAS points

 

IGCSE/GCSE - 5 passes at A-B in relevant subjects

 

English language: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (minimum of 5.0 in writing)

 

Equivalent grades will be recognised: TOEFL or Pearson Test of English

 

International Year One

Academic

Bangladesh: Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 60% with passes in 4 or more subjects and minimum of 50% in relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences + Completion of 1st year of degree/diploma level studies with good grades

International:  The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) - 29 points

A/AS Levels - 160 UCAS points

 

English Language

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (minimum of 5.5 in all components)

 

Equivalent grades will be recognised: TOEFL or Pearson Test of English

 

Pre Masters

Academic

Bangladesh: Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 50% (Hons) and 55% (Regular Pass)

International:

English language: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other

components)  Equivalent grades will be recognised: TOEFL or Pearson Test of English

 

 

Entry requirements for Masters progression degrees

 

The following degrees require students to have studied maths and/or a numerate discipline throughout their degree studies with a  Grade C or above, or have a good pass - Grade C - at Maths at AS Level or equivalent.

 

 

 

Management and Finance

MSc in International Finance

MSc in Management and Finance

MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management

 

 

English Language Preparation

 

If you do not meet the English language requirements for direct entry to the International Foundation Year, International Year One, or Pre-Masters, the University of Sussex International Study Centre offers English Language Preparation (ELP) and English for Pre-Masters (EPM) courses. Entry requirements for ELP and EPM are outlined in the table below:

 

 

Terms

ELP for International Foundation Year

ELP for International Year One

 EPM for Pre-Masters

1 term

 IELTS 4.0 (with 4.0 in all skills) or equivalent

 IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

 IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent

2 terms

 IELTS 3.5 (with 3.5 in all skills) or equivalent

 IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

 IELTS 4.5 (with 4.5 in all skills) or equivalent

 

Term dates

 

You can begin the two term ELP course in April or June and the one term ELP course in June or September.

 

You can begin the one term and two term EPM course in June or September.

 

To view your study plan options, please visit the International Foundation Year, International Year One, and Pre-Masters pages.

 

 

 

Dates and Prices


 Foundation Sept and January
International Year one  - Sept and January
Pre Masters – Sept and January
Pre-Masters International Relations
and International Development and
Pre-Masters Law only have March starts as well as January

State Dates: January, May or September

Note: Some pathways  may not be available throughout the year.

Tuition Fees

 

Fees

 

All prices are in pounds sterling (GBP) and are for the 2015-2016 academic year.

 

 

Tuition Fees*

2014/15 

 2015/16

International Foundation Year

Business, Management and Economics; Computing and Mathematics; Law, International Relations and Social Studies;
Media and Communications

£13,665

£14,500

Engineering and Physics and Life Sciences and Psychology

£14,550

£15,435

International Year One

Business and Management

£16,005

£16,005

Electrical Engineering

£15,510

£16,500

Computing

£14,550 

£15,435

Media and Film Studies, and International Relations and International Development 

£16,005

£16,005

Pre-Masters

3 terms

£14,430

£14,880

2 terms 

£9,620

£9,920

English Language Preparation

per term

£4,510

£4,767

English for Pre-Masters

per term

£4,855

£4,960

Accommodation (standard room)

   

Brighthelm

per week

£125.60

 

Lewes Court

per week

£126.60

 

Park Houses

per week 

£108.90

 

Park Village

per week

£92.00

 

East Slope

per week 

£82.20

 

Accommodation (en-suite room) 

   

Swanborough

per week 

£144.00

 

Stanmer Court

per week 

£136.60

 

Lewes Court

per week 

£139.00

 

Northfield

per week 

£142.90

 

Supplements

     

Airport pick-up - one-way transfer

London Gatwick (LGW)

£74

 

London Heathrow (LHR)

£134

 
 

London Stansted (STN)

£170

 

StudyCare Insurance

12 months cover

£416

 

 

 

*Please note that tuition fees do not include the cost of text books, which will be approximately £50 per term.

 

2015/16 Tuition Fees are valid from January 1st, 2015 for programmes commencing from September 1st, 2015 and are in £ sterling, unless specified as Euros. The Enrolment Fee will be £170 for UK ISCs from January 1st, 2015.

 

 

 


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