International Study Centre

Get ready for a top career
in accounting and finance

Why study Accounting and Finance at University of Sussex?

The University of Sussex Business School is focused on your future success. Accounting and Finance at the University of Sussex is ranked Top 20 in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). With excellent facilities and world-leading academics, it is an inspiring place to study Accounting and Finance.

The University of Sussex is also ranked 1st in the UK for graduate prospects (The Complete University Guide 2019), so you can look forward to a bright career when you graduate.

Start your journey with a preparation programme at the University of Sussex International Study Centre. You will be supported with improving your English and academic skills and prepare to study at University of Sussex.

Inspiring faculty

At Sussex, you will learn from experts with extensive professional and academic experience. 


Real-world experience

Gain career skills by working  in industry for a year as part of your undergraduate degree. Choose from a range of partner business schools and other institutions across the world.

Great facilities

Take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities including the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab.


Sussex ISC student on campus

“The British education system is totally different to the Chinese. Here you need critical thinking and presentation skills. The International Study Centre gave me the opportunity to practice, learn and improve these skills.”

Willem from China
Studied Pre-Masters programme in Business, Management and Finance at University of Sussex International Study Centre
Progressed to MSc Management and Finance at University of Sussex

Start your journey to the University of Sussex

The University of Sussex International Study Centre offers specialist tuition in English language, study skills and subject preparation. Our preparatory programmes enable you to progress to your chosen degree at University of Sussex with confidence.

Prepare to study at the International Study Centre

Find out everything you need to know before starting a programme at the University of Sussex International Study Centre.

Progress to a degree at University of Sussex

When you complete your programme at the International Study Centre, you can progress to your chosen degree at the University of Sussex. Progression degrees include: 

  • Take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities and gain practical skills through real-world problem-solving exercises. This includes trading-floor simulations, using real-time data from the Bloomberg Professional service platform.
  • This degree also offers a wide range of options including leadership, entrepreneurship and law, so you can broaden your knowledge to boost your employability. You can also enrich your degree by spending time in the workplace or studying abroad.
  • Studying a dual-subject Masters enables you to take on a range of roles in management consultancy, banking, corporate finance and financial management.
  • Degree offers broad training in management and financial skills. You’ll gain an in-depth appreciation of the financial environment in both the public and private sectors.
  • In Finance, you focus on corporate finance, financial institutions, markets, derivative products and banking. In Business, you cover the different aspects of the global business world, entrepreneurship, leadership and the processes of management.
  • The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) provides official recognition of the Year 1 and Year 2 modules as strong preparation for selected CISI qualifications. You may also opt into CISI membership for career events, presentations and employability training.

Student life

The International Study Centre is based on the University of Sussex campus, which offers a unique combination of tranquillity and energy. It is surrounded by a beautiful national park, yet at the same time we are a short train journey from Brighton. Brighton has fantastic transport links, so you'll easily be able to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.

University of Sussex International Study Centre location

Brighton is only 9 minutes on the train from University of Sussex campus. From there, you can reach Gatwick airport in 30 minutes and central London in one hour.