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Introduction to UK Universities – University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is located in Brighton, one of the most inclusive cities in the UK, with students and teachers of all nationalities and colours from all over the world, making for a rich and colourful campus.

The University of Sussex began its preparations at the beginning of the twentieth century, but was forced to pause during the famous gunshots from Sarajevo, and was finally officially inaugurated in 1961. Although it was built in a short period, it has been catching up with the old and famous universities, and its teaching achievements have been outstanding, and it is ranked 14th in the United Kingdom, 43rd in Europe, and 111th globally in terms of academic quality in 2015, with well-known alumni such as Zhang Xin, Chairman of SOHO China, and the 1975 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, and the former President of the University of Brighton. The University of Sussex is also home to many famous alumni, such as Zhang Xin, Chairman of SOHO China, Archer John Porter Martin, winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Sir Paul Nurse, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Biology, Anthony J. Leggett, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics, and many others. The core value of the University of Sussex is creative thinking, and the whole campus is full of innovative and certain academic atmosphere, which adds a lot of cultural temperament to the city of Brighton.

Employment Rate

The University of Sussex is ranked 4th in the UK in terms of graduate employment rate. The University has always been concerned about the employment of its students and has spared no effort in helping and promoting students’ employment in many ways, with deep links to many well-known companies and strong alumni resources. Earlier this year, Vice-Chancellor Michael Farthing attended a business conference in Beijing and said that he would invest £750,000 in the Generation UK programme in China to help undergraduate and postgraduate students from Sussex gain internships in China. undergraduate and postgraduate students to gain internships in China. So put your energy into your studies, make yourself available, and with the help of the University’s promotional efforts, getting a job is not a problem.

Having said that, there is a downside to the young University of Sussex. Although the University’s achievements are obvious to all, it still has a long way to go compared to the world’s top universities. Since the establishment of the university, many outstanding professors are inevitably dug out by other organisations, and famous schools, such as the two Nobel Prize winners mentioned above: Anthony J. Leggett from the University of Illinois in the United States in 1983 to dig out, Sir Paul Nurse went to the United States in 2003 to the Rockefeller University when the president to look at a lot of the academic world in the United Kingdom to make a mark on the professors, scholars seem to eventually It seems that many professors and scholars who have made a name for themselves in the British academic world will eventually choose to go to American institutions or universities, probably because they are attracted by the top resources and excellent academic atmosphere in the United States.

Faculties and Departments

The University of Sussex has 12 faculties, offering Foundation, Undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral courses, as well as short-term exchange programmes, etc. As long as you are interested and meet the entry requirements, you can study at the University of Sussex in any of the above ways.

The faculties of the 12 colleges of the University of Sussex mentioned above are as follows:

1. School of Business, Management and Economics
Comments: not highly ranked, with a relatively high application success rate.

Business and Management


SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit SPRU Science Policy Research Unit

International Summer School

2. School of Education and Social Work
Comments: Higher language requirements.


Social Work and Social Care

3. School of Engineering and Informatics
Comments: The School of Engineering and Informatics has just won the Athena Swan Bronze Award, which recognises women’s achievements in research, engineering, mathematics and higher education.

Engineering and Design

Product design

Informatics (Computing and Digital Media)

4. School of English
Comments: lack of advantages in employment, choose to study with caution.

Sussex Centre for Language Studies

5. School of Global Studies
Comment: The University of Sussex is strong in this area, but the entrance requirements are high.



International Development

International Relations

6. School of History, Art History and Philosophy
Comment: The University of Sussex is a strong school with high entry requirements.

American Studies

Art History



7. School of Law, Politics and Sociology
Comments: Ranked 40th in the UK.




8. School of Life Sciences
Comments: The School of Life Sciences has just won the Athena Swan Bronze Award, which recognises women’s achievements in research, engineering, mathematics and higher education.

Biochemistry and molecular biology biochemistry and analytical biology


Evolution, behaviour and environment

Genome damage and stabilityGenome damage and stability


9. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Comments: Ranked in the top 20 in the UK.


Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy

10. School of Media, Film and Music
Comments: 80% of the time is spent on projects, and 20% on theory.

Media and Film


11. School of Psychology
Comments: Accredited by the British Psychological Society and ranked 7th in the UK.

12. Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Comments: Focus on developing the college.

Popular Master’s Degree Programmes at Sussex
There are quite a few specialisations in Sussex that are good, and the following highlights a few popular master’s degree specialisations for you

1. Development Studies
Ranked No. 1 in the world by QS 2015, it focuses on global poverty and inequality, addressing social and cultural transformations and moral and religious values. It studies numerous development challenges: migration, poverty, human rights, corporate social responsibility and environmental management, etc. It explores integrated solutions to development problems from the aspects of geography, international relations, economy, society and history, etc. In the stage of writing the thesis, you likely need to leave the campus to go to some developing countries to investigate the problems on-site to further complete the thesis.

Type: MA

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

Academic Year 2015-2016 Programme

University of Sussex University of Sussex
Application Requirements:

Undergraduate degree from a four-year university with an average score of 75% and above

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any category)

Two or more years of work experience in a developing country or a developing country-related matter.

2. Financial Mathematics
The language requirement is not high, and the programme is relatively easy for students with a science background who want to transform into the financial industry. It is a cost-effective choice for students who want to obtain an overseas qualification after graduating from a domestic undergraduate degree and who want to work in a financial institution.

Type: MSc

Duration: 1 year

Compulsory Courses:

Corporate and International Finance

Dissertation (Financial Mathematics)

Financial and Time Series EconometricsFinancial and Time Series Econometrics

Financial computing with MATLABFinancial computing with MATLAB

Financial Mathematics

Financial Portfolio Analysis

Mathematical Models in Finance and Industry

Topics in Financial Risk Analysis

Application Requirements:

Undergraduate degree with an average score of 75% and above

IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 6.0 in all subjects)

3. Cancer Cell Biology
A key subject in the School of Focus, ranked 8th in the UK, with the opportunity to meet future research partners to participate in cutting-edge research projects around the world and gain work (internship) opportunities during your time at the School, Brighton and Sussex Medical School is also a member of the internationally renowned Bart’s and Brighton Cancer Experimental Medicine Centre (ECMC), which aims to advance research into anti-cancer treatments across the UK. If you are lucky enough to be accepted, cherish the opportunity!

Type: MSc

Duration: 1 year

Compulsory Courses:

Advanced Methods in Molecular Research

Fundamentals of Cancer Cell Biology

Life Sciences

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