Business, Management and Economics (with a foundation year) BSc (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
CCC
Contextual A-level offer:
CCD-CDD
UCAS code:
Y003
Start date:
September 2024

Foundation Year courses are a brilliant opportunity for students to fulfil their potential while they’re learning the skills required by a top university like Sussex.”

Chantal Irtelli English and A-Level Academic Leader

By starting your studies at Sussex on our Foundation Year, you develop a wide-ranging understanding of the ways in which businesses work, as well as essential mathematical skills.

The Foundation Year prepares you to continue your undergraduate studies in the specialism of your choice – business and management, marketing, accounting, finance or economics. Our experienced staff help you to develop the academic knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to succeed throughout your degree and in your future career.

Successfully completing your Foundation Year guarantees that you'll be able to continue onto your choice of degree from a wide range of subjects in the University of Sussex Business School.

Accreditation

You’ll join the EQUIS and AMBA-accredited University of Sussex Business School. Learn more about all of our course accreditations here. Find out more

    We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to government or regulatory requirements, or unanticipated staff changes, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

    Meeting students on the Foundation Year helped me ease into university. I had a chance to understand the standard of work and organisation needed. This will give me an advantage throughout my university studies.”KADIJA KHATUN
    Business, Management and Economics (with a foundation year) BSc, now on the Business and Management Studies BSc

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    Entry requirements

    Is a Foundation Year for you?

    We welcome students with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, including:

    • those who aren’t sure which subject, or branch of a subject, they’d like to specialise in
    • those who don’t have the right combination of subjects for direct entry into Year 1
    • those who don’t meet the expected requirements for direct entry into Year 1
    • those who are returning to education after some time away.

    You will need to demonstrate your potential to do well on a demanding degree, including the potential to succeed in your chosen discipline.

    The following sets out some of the most common academic qualifications. However, each application is reviewed on its individual strengths and merits.

    A-level

    Typical offer

    CCC

    Contextual offer

    CCD-CDD

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    GCSEs

    You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 4 (or grade C).

    In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (or grade C).

     

    Extended Project Qualification

    We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

    Other UK qualifications

    Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes)

    Typical offer

    P1 P1 M3

    If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects we would expect you to have grade C at A-level and, P1 and M3 in two Pre-Us. 

    If you have two A-levels and a Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subject we would normally expect you to have grades CD at A-levels and M3 in Pre-U.

    GCSEs

    You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 4 (or grade C).

    In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (or grade C).

    International Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    27 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

    Typical offer

    Grade C in A-level and Merit, Merit in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

     

    Contextual offer

    Grade D in A-level and Merit, Merit in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    GCSEs

    You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 4 (or grade C).

    In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (or grade C).

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels

    Typical offer

    Grades CC in A-levels and Merit in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate. 

    Contextual offer

    Grades CD in A-levels and Merit in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate. 

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    GCSEs

    You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 4 (or grade C).

    In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (or grade C).

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

    Typical offer

    MMM

    Contextual offer

    MMP

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    Subjects

    Preferably Business related

    GCSEs

    You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 4 (or grade C).

    In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (or grade C).

     

    Scottish Highers

    Typical offer

    CCCCC

    GCSEs

    You will also need Scottish National 5 in Mathematics grade C.

    T Level

    Typical offer

    Pass T Level with overall grade Distinction

    Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

    Typical offer

    CCC from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels

     

    GCSEs

    You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade C (or grade 4 in the new grading scale).

    In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above.

    International Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    27 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

    European Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    70%

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of a good level of mathematics. 

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Other international qualifications

    Australia

    Typical offer

    Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and a least 75% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER. Or a Queensland OP of 10 .

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics. 

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Austria

    Typical offer

    Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of 2.7 or better. 

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science  and a good level of mathematics. 

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Belgium

    Typical offer

    Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average of 65% or more. 

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Bulgaria

    Typical offer

    Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 4 overall with good grades in key subjects).

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis

    Canada

    Typical offer

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 60% from 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation BCCCC from 5 grade 12 courses

    We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    China

    Typical offer

    If you have the Goakao, we will consider applications for direct entry to first year. You would normally need an overall average of 75%, including required subjects.

    We are also pleased to consider applications if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year or you have one or more years of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution.

    The Senior High School Graduation alone would not be sufficient for entry to our undergraduate degrees, but you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

    Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

    Additional requirements

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Croatia

    Typical offer

    Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of 3.4 overall

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Cyprus

    Typical offer

    Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of 15/20

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Czech Republic

    Typical offer

    Pass in the Maturita with a score of 3 or better in each subject.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Denmark

    Typical offer

    Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or studentereksamen with a good overall average.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Finland

    Typical offer

    Pass Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result between MMMM - EMMM

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    France

    Typical offer

    French Baccalauréat with overall final result between 12/20 and 13/20.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Germany

    Typical offer

    German Abitur with an overall result of 2.5 or better.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Greece

    Typical offer

    Apolytirion with an overall average of a least 15/20

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Hong Kong

    Typical offer

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 4,3,3 from three subjects including two electives. 

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Hungary

    Typical offer

    Erettsegi/Matura with a good average 

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    India

    Typical offer

    Standard XII results

    • 65% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)  
    • 65% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
    • 65% HSC Higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

     

     

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Iran

    Typical offer

    Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

    Subject-specific knowledge

    Evidence of academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science subjects.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Ireland

    Typical offer

    Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H3 H3 H3 H4 H4.

    Additional requirements

    You must have at least grade O4 in Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Israel

    Typical offer

    We assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Italy

    Typical offer

    Italian Diploma di Maturità or Diploma Pass di Esame di Stato with a Final Diploma mark of at least 71.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Japan

    Typical offer

    We assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Latvia

    Typical offer

    Pass Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with an overall average of 60% from 4 final state/school exams.

    Additional requirements

    You must also have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Lithuania

    Typical offer

    Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

    Additional requirements

    You must also have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Luxembourg

    Typical offer

    Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Malaysia

    Typical offer

    Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  BCC, Matriculation with a least a grade of between 2.5 or UEC with an overall average grade B3 (65%).

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Netherlands

    Typical offer

    Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO).

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Nigeria

    Typical offer

    We assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Norway

    Typical offer

    Norwegian Vitnemal den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of at least 3.5.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Pakistan

    Typical offer

    You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies.

    You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Poland

    Typical offer

    Pass Matura with least 3 Extended level subjects in the 65th percentile.

     

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Portugal

    Typical offer

    Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark of 14/20

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Romania

    Typical offer

    Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of 7 to 7.5

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Russia

    Typical offer

    Applicants who have good grades in the Attestat o Srednem Obrazovami (Certificate of Secondary Education) and who have successfully completed the first year of a Russian University degree, with a minimum GPA of 4.0, will be considered for admission to the first year of our bachelor’s degree courses.

    Subject-specific knowledge

    Evidence of academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science subjects.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Singapore

    Typical offer

    A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Slovakia

    Typical offer

    Maturitna Skuska or Maturita with honours.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Slovenia

    Typical offer

    Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    South Africa

    Typical offer

    National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Spain

    Typical offer

    Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result of  6.5.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Sri Lanka

    Typical offer

    Sri Lankan A-levels.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.
    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Sweden

    Typical offer

    Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include C grades in the majority of subjects.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Switzerland

    Typical offer

    Federal Maturity Certificate.

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Turkey

    Typical offer

    We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

    Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

    Additional requirements

    Evidence of your academic ability in essay-based humanities and social science and a good level of mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    USA

    Typical offer

    We look at your full profile considering everything you are studying, including the High School Graduation Diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades and AP tests. We expect to see a combination of these qualifications.

    Alongside your High School Graduation Diploma, we would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores with either, a combined SAT test score (evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics) of 1300, or a combined ACT score of 26

    AP and SAT Subject tests

    Please check the individual course pages for our typical A-level offer and see below for the corresponding scores we would require from AP test scores:

    A Level requirements

    AP test grades

    AAA

    555

    AAB

    554

    ABB

    544

    BBB

    444

     

    We will also accept a combination of any 3 AP tests and SAT subject test where a score of 600 in an SAT subject test can be substituted for an AP test in the above table

    If you are applying for a degree with an A level subject requirement in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology will normally need to hold an AP test in that subject.

    College level credits

    We also accept college level 3-credit courses in academic subjects as the equivalent of a UK A Level on a case by case basis.  These can be combined with AP tests and or SAT subject tests

    Associate degrees

    An Associate degree with a GPA of 3.0 will meet our entry requirements for year 1.

    Foundation Year entry

    Students who have a High School Diploma and SAT or ACT tests only would be eligible to apply for our Foundation Year

     

     

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    My country is not listed

    If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

    English language requirements

    IELTS (Academic)

    6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component

    Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about IELTS

    IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course.

    We accept IELTS One Skills Retake.

    We do not accept IELTS Online.

    Other English language requirements

    Proficiency tests

    Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

    169 overall, including at least 162 in each skill

    Check your Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced.

    We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

    You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

    169 overall, including at least 162 in each skill

    Check your Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency.

    We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

    You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

    LanguageCert International ESOL SELT

    Standard – LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 with a minimum of 36 in each component.

    LanguageCert International ESOL scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course.

    We only accept LanguageCert when taken at SELT Test Centres. We do not accept the online version.

    Pearson (PTE Academic)

    59 overall, including at least 59 in all four skills.

    Check your Pearson (PTE Academic) qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

    Please refer to our English language requirements above, and as listed for each of our undergraduate courses, to find the appropriate English level for the course you are applying for.

    PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course.

    We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.

    TOEFL (iBT)

    80 overall, including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

    Check your TOEFL qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

    TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course.

    We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

    The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

    English language qualifications

    AS/A-level (GCE)

    Grade C or above in English Language.

    Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

    GCE O-level

    Grade C or above in English.

    Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

    Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

    GCSE or IGCSE

    Grade C or above in English as a First Language (grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

    Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

    Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

    If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

    If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

     Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

    Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

    The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

    Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% or Grade 3

    International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

    English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

    Grades A – C in English

    Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

    If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

    If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

    The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

    West African Senior School Certificate

    Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

    Country exceptions

    Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

    If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

    You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

    Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

    List of exempt countries

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada**
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • New Zealand
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Lucia
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United Kingdom
    • USA

    ** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

    If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

    For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

    Modules

    Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

    Options

    Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

    While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

    We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

    We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

    Our students develop an understanding of business and management that will make them the leaders of tomorrow.Dr Dagmara Weckowska
    Convenor of Business and Management Studies
    TEF 2023 silver

    Silver

    The student experience and student outcomes are typically very high quality.
    This rating was awarded in 2023, for four years.
    (Teaching Excellence Framework 2023)

    Find out more about our approach to teaching and supporting you to thrive

    Fees

    Home students:
    £9,250 per year
    Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
    £9,250 per year
    International students:
    £21,500 per year

    Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis. Find details on our tuition fees page.

    If you’re an international student, note that fees for the foundation year are at standard lower rate but fees for courses you can choose to continue your studies can be at the lower or higher level. This means your fees could rise from lower to higher level after the foundation year, depending on your choice of course.

    Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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    Scholarships

    Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

    Please note: Foundation Year courses are not eligible for USA federal Direct Loan funds. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

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