At Sussex, we believe that your study abroad experience should be all about discovery. Design your study abroad programme by taking a range of different modules from across our nine schools of study. There are hundreds of courses open to you to help boost your academic knowledge and succeed in your degree. 


Find a place you can call home at Sussex. You will be housed in university-managed accommodation. You will receive a housing form once you are accepted to study at Sussex and our Housing Team will allocate you a room in a dormitory or shared flat. 


ISEP students will receive a stipend to use in grocery stores and university shops for their meals.

Program Website

Course Description

Choose from hundreds of modules across multiple disciplines. Read some of our helpful tips when selecting your modules:

You can select modules from different levels (years) and combine modules from different subjects to construct your study programme. 

- Modules are listed by subject area, although some changes may be made to module form or content. 

- We recommend you don't take too many modules with a type of assessment that you may find difficult or stressful, and you should talk to your academic adviser at your home university as well as your ISEP Student Advisor before you apply.

- If the mode of assessment says 'observation,' the module will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. You will not receive a grade for the module. 

- Most study abroad students take level 5 (second-year) modules but if you have a strong background in a subject, you can take level 6 (third-year) modules. However, some modules have prerequisites (included in the module description).

- You may be able to choose level 4 (first-year) modules if you want to take an introductory module in a subject you've not studied before.

- Level 4 modules roughly correspond to the US sophomore or European second year, and level 5 and 6 modules to American junior and senior levels.

You can take any combination of modules for which you are academically qualified, including a mix of arts, humanities, social sciences, science and technology modules. The total number of credits you should take are: 120 credits for a full year, and 60 credits for one term.

Autumn term teaching ends in December, and students can leave straight away as the assessments are all online with deadlines in January. Autumn only students don’t have to do anything special in order to have this approved and it is presumed that most will leave in December. However, housing is available until the beginning of January.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Amanda Ewert 703-504-9986 | Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a highly ranked, research-intensive institution located near cosmopolitan Brighton, in the south of England.  From its foundation, Sussex has had an international perspective to its academic...


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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    United States Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Neuroscience Oncology and Cancer Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance Marketing

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • Engineering:

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature Recommended!

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Arabic Language and Literature Chinese Language and Literature French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Land Use Planning Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences


  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Anthropology Geography Sociology Work and Family Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Drama and Theatre Arts Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.8 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 17
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 18
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 17
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 20
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5
  • Duolingo Total: 120
  • Duolingo Conversation: 100
  • Duolingo Comprehension: 100
  • Duolingo Production: 100
  • Duolingo Literacy: 100
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United States

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Please note that Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Journalism modules are closed to ISEP students.

Engineering, Informatics and Media Practice modules have limited spaces. Students can apply for courses in those subjects but must also provide alternative choices.

Students with the following Cambridge scores will be accepted in addition to the listed TOEFL and IELTS scores:

- Cambridge Certificate in Advance English (CAE) with 169 overall and 160 in each skill

- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with 169 overall and 160 in each skill

Test scores must be within two years before the start of your program in order to be considered valid.

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