You will study the core modules listed below, as well as some subject-specific modules.

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University.  These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
The aim of this module is to develop your academic skills to enable you to produce researched competent work of a level 5 standard. This encompasses communication skills (writing, speaking, listening, and reading), reasoning and critical thinking skills and research methodologies.
The core aim of the module is to enable you to develop a clear understanding of what a modern day business environment comprises of, how different actors and institutions act and react in a globalised world taking examples of leading businesses (both success and failure cases) across countries.
This module provides an intensive introduction to Object-Oriented Programming using Java. It takes an ‘Objects Early’ approach and covers Objects, Classes, Polymorphism, Inheritance and Encapsulation. Basic control structures namely sequence, selection and iterative structures are introduced as part of writing the methods for a class. Important Software Engineering techniques for Information Hiding, Low Coupling, and High Cohesion are also explored as part of writing high quality code.
This module provides you with a rigorous introduction to Database Systems from the point of view of the database designer, user, and application programmer. It explores relational model including the study of functional dependencies and normalisation.
The central aim of this module is to introduce the broad concepts of organisational structure, leadership, culture, understanding teams and groups, recruitment and selection in organisations with a strong focus on the underlying theoretical underpinnings of the same.
The aim of this module is to introduce and develop the skills relating to research and writing a literature review. It will be based around lecture input and independent study. This will provide the opportunity for you to work with an individual supervisor for guidance. The module will offer you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the process of research, as well as providing experience in summarising and synthesising relevant literature.

* Core module for one-semester course only.
† Subject-specific modules for both the one and two semester course.
‡ Subject-specific module for one semester course only.

Your degree at Sussex

This course can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Computing with Digital Media MSc 60% 50% 60%
Human-Computer Interaction MSc 60% 50% 60%
Information Technology with Business and Management MSc 60% 50% 60%
Intelligent Systems MSc 60% 50% 60%
Management of Information Technology MSc 60% 50% 60%