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The University of Sussex has pioneered a mixed approach to research and learning, removing the traditional boundaries between subject areas and departments, encouraging collaboration and innovation. Its students are thoughtful, critical and brave, and go on to shape both policy and practice in economics, health, culture, climate change and more. A broad range of taught and research postgraduate programmes span the arts, sciences and social sciences.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,655 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 84%
  • Part Time 16%

Domicile

  • UK 48%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 43%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 30 805 830
Education 45 440 485
Accounting & Finance 5 310 310
Psychology 75 150 220
Social Work 25 170 190
Law 55 140 190
Communication & Media Studies 15 155 175
Politics 35 135 170
Biological Sciences 75 70 145
Physics & Astronomy 90 30 125
Economics 15 105 120
Geography & Environmental Science 40 75 115
English 40 60 100
Computer Science 40 50 90
Mathematics 40 40 80
Sociology 20 65 80
Marketing 0 80 80
Philosophy 20 50 70
Anthropology 20 45 65
Anatomy & Physiology 35 25 55
History 25 30 55
General Engineering 30 20 50
Creative Writing 20 25 45
Music 10 30 40
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 30 40
Chemistry 30 0 30
Librarianship & Information Management 0 25 25
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 15 15
Linguistics 5 10 15
Mechanical Engineering 0 10 10
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 0 5
American Studies 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,900–9,500
Mixed 7,900–9,500
Laboratory 7,900–9,500
Clinical 7,840
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The university offers a range of generous scholarships for UK and international students, at both Masters and PhD level.
  • Please refer to the university website to find out more about Sussex postgraduate scholarships.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • University-managed housing is guaranteed for students who are either full-time Masters students from outside the European Union, studying for the full academic year; or full-time, first-year PhD students studying for a full academic year. This is dependent on the submission of a housing application and pre-payment of £300 before the relevant deadline.
  • Please refer to the university website for details on housing guarantees and application deadlines.