Summer graduation

The University of Sussex summer graduation ceremonies are due to take place from Monday 22 July until Friday 26 July 2024 at the Brighton Centre.

A student wanders on to the seafront in the sunshine after graduating

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Ceremony schedule for 2024

Monday 22 July 2024

Ceremony 1 at 1.30pm

Life Sciences

Ceremony 2 at 4.30pm

University of Sussex Business School

  • Economics
  • SPRU

Tuesday 23 July 2024

Ceremony 3 at 10am

University of Sussex Business School

  • Accounting and Finance

Ceremony 4 at 1.30pm

University of Sussex Business School

  • Strategy and Marketing

Ceremony 5 at 4.30pm

University of Sussex Business School

  • Management
  • Roffey Park Institute

Wednesday 24 July 2024

Ceremony 6 at 10am

Global Studies

Institute of Development Studies

Ceremony 7 at 1.30pm

Law, Politics and Sociology

  • Law

Ceremony 8 at 4.30pm

Education and Social Work

Law, Politics and Sociology

  • Politics
  • Sociology and Criminology

Thursday 25 July 2024

Ceremony 9 at 10am

Engineering and Informatics

Ceremony 10 at 1.30pm

Media, Arts and Humanities

  • Cultural Studies and Journalism
  • Creative and Critical Practice
  • Film Studies
  • Media
  • Music

Ceremony 11 at 4.30pm

Media, Arts and Humanities

  • Art History
  • Department of Language Studies
  • Drama
  • English Literature including Liberal Arts
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • History including American Studies
  • Philosophy

Friday 26 July 2024

Ceremony 12 at 10am

Psychology

  • Psychology with a year abroad (BSC)
  • Psychology with a professional placement year (BSC)
  • Psychology with Business and Management including those with a year abroad and professional placement year (BSC)
  • Psychology with Cognitive Science including those with a year abroad and professional placement year (BSC
  • Psychology with Criminology including those with a year abroad and professional placement year (BSC)
  • Psychology with Clinical Approaches including those with a year abroad and professional placement year (BSC)
  • Psychology with Economics including those with a year abroad and professional placement year (BSC)
  • Psychology with Education including those with a year abroad and professional placement year (BSC)
  • Psychology with Neuroscience including those with a year abroad and professional placement year (BSC)

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Ceremony 13 at 1.30pm

Psychology

  • Psychology (BSC)
  • All postgraduate taught and research courses

Key dates and deadlines

  • March 2024 – invites sent to personal and University email addresses
  • 26 April 2024 – deadline to apply for a refund for unwanted guest tickets
  • 30 April 2024 from 10am – extra tickets go on sale
  • 20 June 2024 – deadline to confirm your place and book your tickets
  • 28 June 2024 – deadline to book your gown and photography

PhD students

If you’re a postgraduate research student who wants to graduate at a summer ceremony, you’ll have to do the following by these dates:

  • 7 June 2024 – corrections must have been submitted to the Research Student Administration Office
  • 12 July 2024 – submit a final PDF copy of your thesis and the completed ETHOS Library form to the Research Student Administration Office.

For more information, email researchstudentoffice@sussex.ac.uk or visit the Research Student Administration Office website.

Attending graduation

Read our information about attendance and eligibility if you need advice about visas, money or any fees that you owe.

Collecting your certificate

If you’re attending your ceremony, you will collect your certificate on graduation day, unless you have already received it before the ceremony.

If you choose not to attend your ceremony, you can either collect your certificate from the University or have it sent to you. Certificates are normally sent out after your graduation ceremony has taken place either by recorded delivery, or UPS if you have an international address.

If you have questions about receiving your certificate, contact the Student Systems and Records Office.

Information for staff

Volunteering for graduation? Register as academic or professional services staff. You’ll need to log in.


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