Location
  • England
    • Brighton
Term
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
University
University of Sussex
Degree Level
Bachelors Masters PhD.
Housing
Dormitory Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
13000
Price Details
Autumn / Spring semester: £10,750

Full year: £21,500
What's Included
Some Activities Classes
Feb 06, 2024
Jan 29, 2024
46 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

The University of Sussex is one of the United Kingdom's top universities and a world-renowned higher-education institution, consistently ranked among the best universities around the world and ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies.

Sussex provides one of the largest study abroad programs in the UK - boasting more than 1,000 modules across almost 30 major areas.
Only one hour from central London and 30 minutes from London Gatwick international airport, Brighton is a sunny seaside city on the South Coast of England, famous for its festival and arts scene, and having a dynamic, cosmopolitan and vibrant sense of inclusivity.

Outside of the excellent academia, at Sussex you can explore any of 200 societies, cafés, bars, and events on campus, visit the famous Brighton beach and pier or take in the shopping centers and festivals.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

The University of Sussex offers comprehensive support for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) students through various initiatives, resources, and student organizations. These efforts aim to create an inclusive and equitable campus environment, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment for BIPOC individuals within the university community.

LGBTQIA+ Support

The University of Sussex is committed to providing robust support for LGBTQIA+ students, creating a safe and inclusive campus environment. Through its dedicated LGBTQ+ society, counselling services, and educational programs, the university works to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. These efforts contribute to a vibrant and respectful community that celebrates LGBTQIA+ individuals and their contributions.

Neurodivergent Support

We offer comprehensive support for neurodivergent students, recognizing the unique strengths and challenges they bring to the academic community. Through its Disability and Dyslexia Support team, specialized accommodations, and tailored resources, the university ensures that neurodivergent students can access an inclusive and accommodating learning environment. By promoting awareness, providing assistive technologies, and fostering a culture of understanding, Sussex strives to empower neurodivergent individuals to excel in their academic pursuits.

Accessibility Support

The University of Sussex is dedicated to ensuring accessibility for all students, offering a range of support services to accommodate diverse needs. With a commitment to inclusivity, the university provides accessible facilities, assistive technologies, and personalised accommodations through its Accessibility Services team. These efforts contribute to an environment where every student can fully participate in academic and extracurricular activities, promoting equal opportunities and fostering a sense of belonging for all members of the university community.

Impact

Sustainability

We are deeply committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship, actively integrating eco-friendly practices into its operations, curriculum, and campus development. Through initiatives such as sustainable transportation options, waste reduction programs, and renewable energy projects, the university strives to minimise its ecological footprint. By engaging students, faculty, and staff in sustainability efforts, Sussex creates a culture of environmental responsibility that prepares future leaders to address global challenges.

Ethical Impact

The University of Sussex places a strong emphasis on ethical impact by fostering a culture of social responsibility and ethical awareness among its students and staff. Through interdisciplinary research, community engagement, and partnerships with ethical organizations, the university addresses pressing societal issues and seeks innovative solutions for a more just and sustainable world. By integrating ethics into academic programs and encouraging critical thinking, Sussex aims to empower individuals who are equipped to make positive ethical contributions to society.

Program Highlights

  • Constantly ranked among the top universities in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 placed Sussex 201-250th in the world overall, 74th for Social Sciences.
  • 'University of the Year for Student Retention' by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
  • Sussex is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for Brighton's diverse nightlife (pubs, clubs and music venues) and political activities.
  • Over 1,000 top-tier study modules to choose from - Sussex is known for its Humanities and Social Sciences field, with its Development Studies program being placed at number 1 globally in the QS World University Ranking.
  • City of Brighton ranked 1st in England for student happiness

Popular Programs

Students in lecture theatre

The University of Sussex has one of the UK's largest schools of Psychology, with specialists in every area of psychology. Our faculty has been recognised for their outstanding teaching & we have over 40 classes to choose from.

The School has approximately 600 m2 of laboratory space, well equipped to support the needs of research groups, and an extensive range of general facilities, including 18 cubicles (for individual testing) and a large room used for the simultaneous testing of groups.

Students in campus building

Sussex's School of Global Studies offers over 60 modules for students in the world-ranked disciplines of Development (1st globally) and IR (world top 100).

You will learn from experts making a difference across the world who are committed to social justice and challenging global inequality, addressing the most pressing global issues of our time – global inequalities & justice, climate/environmental change, war & peace.

About University of Sussex

University of Sussex
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City
Brighton
Students:
17,300
Year Founded:
1959
International Students:
5,000

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.

Program Reviews

4.61 Rating
based on 120 reviews
  • 5 rating 63.33%
  • 4 rating 34.17%
  • 3 rating 2.5%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.1
  • Support 4.3
  • Fun 4.55
  • Housing 3.8
  • Safety 4.6
Showing 1 - 8 of 120 reviews
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Xiomara
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Too Short of a Stay!

I'm afraid I didn't take advantage of my semester abroad as much as I should have. I struggle with social anxiety and depression, and consequently stayed in my dorm and on campus for the first two months of my three month-long stay in Brighton out of fear. I was doubly afraid of and felt inept with making friends but I was approached by three other Black girls that transformed my experience. We shopped, ate, visited the pier and explored, and studied together; without them, I doubt whether I would have never had fun while I was there.

As far as the campus experience, it was great. My home university has very little breadth in its humanities and social sciences courses, so I was particularly excited to visit Sussex and finally explore my interests. My curiosities were satiated, then piqued, then multiplied, and I was so happy to have several post-class chats with my professors after nearly every lecture. My dormitory was a sore spot, however. I lived in Norwich House, which was fine on its face, but my flatmates' inability to keep our kitchen clean was abhorrent, and the continuous construction outside my window made sleep and studying increasingly difficult (on top of my depression). The food on campus is also lackluster and the ethnic options have much to be desired; I had to travel into Brighton to eat other styles of food, and even then there weren't many Latin or Caribbean restaurants.

Overall, I enjoyed my time and wish I had made more of it! It was a wonderful experience.

What was your funniest moment?
I got lost on the bus routes around Brighton and had to continuously call my friends for directions, lol, even when I was across the street from the bus stop.
Pros
  • Classes, especially in political ecology, are engaging and wide in breadth.
  • Campus is walkable and cute!
  • Proximity to the city and multiple options for transit allow for easy access to the city
Cons
  • Construction on Sussex Campus may disturb sleep and study.
  • Food on campus is not diverse and of middling quality.
  • There was no snow this winter :(
22 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for your review Xiomara.

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Henning
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Very nice experince!

I was at the University of Sussex for over 3 months. I lived on campus in Falmer during that time. It was a great place to live as everything you needed was there, from bars to supermarkets and sports facilities. There were also events on and off campus from time to time. The degree programme was very varied and I found the courses very interesting. The university was quick and uncomplicated in helping you with any issues. Together with travelling, meeting new people and going out partying, I had a really good time!

Pros
  • Help from the university
  • Beatiful city
Cons
  • Search for accomodation
20 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Great to hear that you enjoyed your time at Sussex Henning.

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Ahn
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

ISEP Sussex Review

My experience in Sussex was exquisite, the bus ride to Brighton was convenient and the student discount saved money. The food in the cafeteria was also delicious and cheap. I however decided to cook most of the time myself with food bought from the local CO-OP store. The classes that I chose were somewhat close by to my dorm room, but because of the construction, I pity anyone who wasn't nearer to the actual campus. I recommend choosing a Swanborough dorm for the closest proximity to classes and food stores and to the local lanundromat.

21 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for your review Ahn.

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Georgia
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

University of Sussex Review

This program was a lot of fun however I thought they could have provided extra support to exchange students. Often times I would have to reach out to multiple different offices to understand what was happening or what I needed to do (instead of them voluntarily giving me this useful information). I’ve heard other programs where they have exchange students go to programs together/ do a separate orientation but they didn’t do that. Was a lot of fun but definitely could have provided more support.

What was your funniest moment?
Going out to the clubs with my housemates and then hanging out at the beach afterwards
Pros
  • A lot of fun/ amazing restaurants
  • Easy to travel throughout england from this location
  • Beautiful beach
Cons
  • Kinda expensive
  • Not a lot of support from university
25 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for your review Georgia.

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Grace
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fall '23

As an only student coming in into the program from my home university, I was very nervous to partake in this program. But, I made sure that I didn't allow that to stop me from my experience. I met so many lovely friends, colleagues, joined fun societies, and travelled all around. The city is AMAZING! Very cozy, and friendly - with the Brighton beach at the coast. I also made sure to have the famous "fish and chips".

Would definitely recommend coming to study abroad here at the University of Sussex.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing that I would improve is having more programs on campus for study abroad students. In this way, it would help foster the community of study abroad students.
Pros
  • Lovely weather
  • Fun people
  • Relaxing atmosphere
Cons
  • Transportation delays
  • Class culture
  • Lack of programming
21 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us Grace.

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Jeremiah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An Experience to Cherish for a lifetime

Couldn't be more grateful for my time at Sussex and the opportunity to study abroad. I've gotten so much from my experiences, from exploring new cultures, seeing unique architecture, studying in a different educational system, living among local students, meeting fellow international students from around the world, sharing our unique experiences, and traveling across Europe. All this was possible because Sussex provided so many resources and events to explore the city and connect with other students. And most importantly, I made meaningful friendships that made my time at Sussex most enjoyable and memorable. Definitely would recommend anyone still considering to take this opportunity.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would begin the semester finding and joining societies more actively. I found an amazing society that resonated with me, but only after a few weeks to a month had passed. I missed out on making deeper connections and friendships in the society because I was too afraid of joining local students, and I regret not exploring more societies early on.
Pros
  • Meeting a diverse set of local and international friends
  • Great location for travel (MUST visit Seven Sisters, Canterbury, Bath, etc)
  • Final assessments for Engineering & Informatics modules are all online (very flexible)
Cons
  • Construction on campus making it difficult to reach accommodation, especially with luggage
  • Weather can be tough with extreme wind and rain (get a raincoat, not an umbrella)
  • Fall semester is very short compared to the USA
26 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

Thank you for the positive review Jeremiah.

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Shane
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Loved Sussex Uni!

Studying abroad at Sussex marked only my second time leaving the United States. While it took a little while to get adjusted to navigating a new country on my own and meeting new people, I was pretty settled in after the first week or two. Only having one other student from my US college at Sussex with me, it was harder to find a group to do activities and travel with, but Freshers' Week really helped me find my people. Between the diverse student body, dozens of unique societies, and the beautiful coastline city of Brighton, I would not trade my experience for the world. Part of me wishes I could stay for the whole year!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Even if it seems scary, travel as much as you can! I had class 5 days a week, but I tried to make the most of all the time outside of school I did have, and was able to hit somewhere different every weekend! The train system in England can take you anywhere in the country, which has led me to some pretty amazing hidden gems and big cities!
Pros
  • location by the south coast and in the city of Brighton (so much to do!)
  • closed campus
  • proximity to a train station, London, football stadium, and many other cool locations!
Cons
  • many students live off-campus, so can be hard to hang out with friends often on campus
  • harder to find smaller, close-knit communities at a bigger school (coming from a smaller school)
26 people found this review helpful.
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Anne-Sophie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best time of my life

I did not understood the thing with having two homes. Now I do (Odense in Denmark and Brighton in United Kingdom). By other words, being abroad have changed my life - especially because of all the people around me, going at the best university, and living in the most lovely city. Both my academic skills (because of the high level university) and personal development (because of me being “alone” in a whole new country even though I have not had a single day by myself) have never grown with such a speed, and I do not complain at all. I really have nothing bad to say!!!!!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would not only have been on exchange, I would have changed my master to be in England - omg the dream!
Pros
  • You get a wider network
  • You learn cultural differences
  • You improve your English
Cons
  • It is expensive (but worth it)
  • It can be chaotic before
22 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Sussex

So glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Sussex Anne-Sophie.

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