Teaching, assessment and credit transfer

Find out the structure of your teaching at Sussex, how your credits transfer back to your home institution, and what support is available to you during your studies.

Teaching and assessment

Undergraduate Summer School

You'll learn in a series of seminars and lectures. You may also:

  • attend classes such as lectures
  • carry out lab work (if taking a science module)
  • attend workshops
  • undertake independent learning, such as reading, preparing for classes or writing assignments.

You can expect to spend at least 35 hours each week studying for your module and your contact time with your class will be around 13 hours a week.

Teaching time varies between subject areas and all modules are subject to change.

When you have been accepted on to a module at Sussex, you can find out when your classes meet after 26 May 2020 by using our online system. When you register your place at Sussex, you will be given a Sussex username and password which you can use to access this system to check your timetable.

Physics Undergraduate Summer School

You will attend a range of classes that range from small group learning to large lectures. These will include:

  • Lectures – you will receive the key information from the course material
  • Workshops – you will discuss the course material and test your understanding
  • Laboratory sessions – you will be able to test key physics concepts in practical learning.

Grading system

The UK grading system may be different to your home institution. We usually use percentages to grade work. When you get your transcript at the end of the summer it will show your Sussex numerical mark. We'll also convert this into a letter grade to guide your home institution.

Terms taught

Undergraduate Summer School

Session 1:     29 June 2020 – 17 July 2020

Session 2:     20 July 2020 – 7 August 2020

Physics Undergraduate Summer School

Session 1:     22 June 2020 – 17 July 2020

Session 2:     20 July 2020 – 14 August 2020

Note: You can only take Session 2 in the Physics Undergraduate Summer School if you have completed Session 1.

Transfer of credit

All our modules have been formally approved for 15 Sussex credits; equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3-4 US credits. This means that your study at Sussex over the summer can count towards your degree.

Sussex modules are accepted for transfer credit towards degrees at most colleges and universities. But policies and degree requirements vary, so you should obtain approval for transfer of module credit before you apply.

Please consult with your study abroad advisor before choosing your modules to ensure you are able to transfer any credit you need. 

Reasonable adjustments

We can put reasonable adjustments in place for students impacted by disability and long-term health conditions. These can include extra time, rest breaks, and penalty waivers. Find out more about our student support.


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