Student Accommodation

  • 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.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £7,700–9,250
Mixed £7,700–9,250
Laboratory £7,700–9,250
Clinical £7,650
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

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.


  • The university has a broad range of PhD courses from across the arts, sciences and social sciences; and MRes courses in certain subjects, enabling students to carry out their own independent research within a Masters degree.
  • Please refer to the university website for details of postgraduate courses.


What do Postgraduate Students Study?

4,112 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%


  • UK 48%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 44%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social studies 250 660 910
Business & administrative studies 40 455 490
Education 65 405 470
Biological sciences 165 170 335
Physical sciences 130 55 185
Historical & philosophical studies 70 95 170
Mass communications & documentation 10 135 145
Law 40 105 140
Languages 60 80 140
Engineering & technology 35 55 90
Computer science 30 60 90
Creative arts & design 35 30 65
Mathematical sciences 45 15 60
Subjects allied to medicine 15 0 15

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study: