University of Sussex
City: Brighton
Approximate semester dates:
Autumn Term: September-January 
Spring and Summer Terms: Late January-June
Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent:

60 credits per semester (Courses usually worth 15 or 30 credits)

Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the Disciplines available.
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Course Catalogue

  • Year 1 courses: Level 4
  • Year 2 courses: Level 5
  • Year 3 courses: Level 6 usually with prerequisites
  • Avoid Level 7 (Masters) courses
  • Note: Students should enrol in mainly Year 2 courses. Year 3 courses are final year courses intended for students who have a strong background in a relevant subject area.

Humanities & Social Sciences:

American Studies
Art History

Cultural Studies
English Literature
International Development
International Relations
Media & Film Studies*
Modern Languages (French, German, Italian & Spanish)

Sciences & Health Sciences:

Life Sciences
Environment Science (Sustainability)
Physics & Astronomy


Computer Science
Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Science, Technology and Innovation

Business & Economics: 



Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

No Law as the majority of Year 2 and Year 3 Law courses are full-year courses, unless you are in a UQ dual degree and plan to study in both subject areas.

Media: Places on Creative Production and Creative Media modules are very limited and are therefore only available to students in a media-related degree at UQ.

Economics: Some Economics courses (L1058, L1022, L1079, L1068) are full-year courses and therefore are not suitable for single-semseter exchange students. 

No Year 3 Drama courses in Spring Term.

Approximate living expenses:

GBP 10,000 per year
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Living expenses breakdown: Expland the tab "Living expenses"

Additional information:

Undergraduate exchange only

Single-semester and full-year exchanges available

Minimum CGPA of 5.0

Single-semester exchange students who are non-native English speakers are exempted from providing IELTS/TOEFL results, provided that they have studied at UQ for at least a year. 

Exchange Information Sheet for 2016/17 Entry

Pre-Arrival Guide 2017/18

Sussex International Students Getting Started Guide (January 2016 version) 

Single-semester exchange students are NOT guaranteed campus accommodation (five-bedroom houses or halls of residence, self-catering only) due to high demand. Sussex will assist in locating accommodation in head-leased or homestay properties in Brighton, Lewes (7 minutes by train) and Hove (20 minutes by train). 



- The University of Sussex is 10 minutes from the heart of Brighton (VisitBrighton) and half an hour away from London Gatwick Airport by train. It is surrounded by the beautiful South Downs National Park, the newest national park in England operated since 2011. 

- Brighton is one of the UK's most exciting and cosmopolitan cities. Check out Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe and Great Escape Festival all in May, or cycle from London to Brighton for a good cause!

- Head to Lewes on 5 November for the largest Guy Fawkes Night bonfire in the UK! 


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