About the University of Sussex
The University of Sussex offers academic flexibility to students interested in several subjects. A full-time course load usually includes two to four courses in the arts and social sciences, and four courses in the sciences. Students in the arts and social sciences are taught primarily through small tutorial groups or seminars, which are supported by a wide variety of lectures. Science courses include lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.
Special Pre-session Program: Sussex in September
As an additional academic option, Sussex offers intensive three-week programs that allow you to earn three credits before the start of the fall term. Typical choices have included: English Literature and History: Sussex Perspectives; The Idea of the European Union; Issues in the Environment; Introduction to Archaeology and Introduction to British Politics. At the end of the program, you can continue at Sussex for the autumn term or academic year. (Students who are not attending Sussex can transfer to another British university where they have been accepted.) The three credits awarded by this program combined with a fall term provide a full semester of credit hours.
Pre-Law Program (Offered in the spring only)
The University's School of Legal Studies offers a program for students who wish to pursue law courses at the undergraduate level. The program provides a background in comparative legal issues. Course topics include: the history of common law, English legal practice, the English criminal justice system, the European Commission and Court of Human Rights and the legal relationship between Great Britain and the European Union. Additional courses cover subjects such as public law, constitutional issues in Great Britain and the United States and penology. Visits to law firms and court sessions are also included in the program.
The University of Sussex offers a pre-Med Program if you wish to satisfy some requirements for entry into medical school while taking advantage of overseas study. Along with a seminar on British national healthcare, you'll take science courses that include biology, chemistry and physics. These courses can be taken in conjunction with liberal arts courses. Additionally, to gain practical experience, you'll have the opportunity to volunteer and undertake research at a local hospital. You can also take the MCAT exam while at Sussex. Review sessions are available at subsidized costs. While the pre-Med Program is designed for full year students, in some instances it may be possible to enroll for part of the year. Ask your program manager for more details.
If you attend Sussex for a full academic year, you'll be placed in University-managed housing that is located on campus or in the lively seaside city of Brighton or Hove. (Please note that housing on campus is not guaranteed.) Most accommodation provides single study-bedrooms, however in some instances rooms are shared between two students. Accommodation is self-catering. You can prepare your own meals in shared kitchens, or eat at campus cafeterias. If you attend Sussex for less than a full year, you'll be accommodated in University-managed housing or in housing arranged through Arcadia University. Arcadia University College of Global Studies guarantees your accomodation and makes all the housing arrangements.
With more than 100 active clubs and societies on campus, you'll never suffer from boredom! You can participate in any of the groups in which you have an interest, as well as enjoy the full schedule of entertainment and sports programs sponsored by the University's Students' Union. If you have a flair for journalism or broadcasting, you can contribute your talents to the University's award-winning campus radio station or magazine.
There are all manner of sports facilities and fitness classes. As one might expect of an institution that has a seaside location, water sports are popular so sailing, rowing, surfing, windsurfing, and swimming are all available.