About the International Foundation Year

Your course

This course aims to fully prepare you for starting your chosen undergraduate degree at Sussex, so that you can go on to achieve success at university, in your career and in the world.

Choose your subject route:

What you will learn

You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules that focus on teaching you the English language, study skills, employability and academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree at Sussex.

Focus on your career

We know that you may already be thinking about your future career, which is why we have integrated a careers element into our academic courses at the ISC. We will guide you towards making the right choices and give you the tools you need to stand out in the competitive graduate job market.

Your assessment

We will assess your progress regularly to ensure you are on track to complete your course successfully, so that you can go on to study your chosen degree at Sussex. You’ll participate in exams, seminar discussions, group projects, presentations and essays as part of your overall assessment.

Study plan options

Overall IELTS
June - Aug
Sept - Dec
Jan - April
May - Aug
5.0 2
Start the first year of your chosen degree

3  ELP  ✓
3    ELP  ✓
4  ELP  ELP  ✓

English language courses

If you need to improve your English language and/or raise your IELTS score, you can study one of our English language courses before or during your International Foundation Year course.

Semester dates

September 2016 start

Semester 1: 
12/09/2016 - 16/12/2016

Semester 2:
16/01/2017 - 05/05/2017

January 2017 start

Semester 1:
16/01/2017 - 21/04/2017

Semester 2:
08/05/2017 - 11/08/2017

Entry dates:
September or January

Sussex student Elmi

'The atmosphere at the ISC makes you feel at home. The courses are carefully designed to ensure the transition between the ISC and the University is as seamless as possible.'

Elmi from Kenya
International Foundation Year in Life Science and Psychology
BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science