Courses and modules

Sussex offers courses and modules in more than 50 subject areas at foundation, undergraduate, pre-masters and postgraduate level.

Length of UK degrees

The length of a degree in the UK may be different to your home country. Most British undergraduate degrees are three years long. However, if you choose to study for a sandwich year or spend a year abroad, your degree may take four years. Degrees in medicine usually take five years.

Most of our taught postgraduate (masters) degrees are completed in one year, without a summer vacation. At Sussex, our taught postgraduate courses normally begin in September, with teaching ending in April. You then carry out work on your independent research (dissertation) over the summer period.

Most postgraduate research (doctorate) degrees are completed in three-to-four years. At Sussex, our research degrees usually start in September, although it may be possible to begin at other points in the year.

Sussex term dates

The academic year for taught students starts in September and finishs in June. For exact dates for each year, see the term dates published on our Governance web pages.