International Study Centre

Your pathway to a career
in Computer Science

Why study Computer Science at University of Sussex

Immerse yourself in the fast-moving world of computer science and you can look forward to a bright future. Computer Science at Sussex is ranked Top 20 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Complete University Guide 2019). Recent graduates have gone on to roles such as games developer, software engineer and java developer.

IT skills are highly attractive to employers in a range of sectors. During your studies, you’ll benefit from teaching that is informed by industry experts and connected to companies such as American Express, IBM and Microsoft. Recognised for quality, degrees are professionally accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT.

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 as you prepare to study at University of Sussex.

Fast-moving industry

Gain a professional education that prepares you for a dynamic career in computing. Choose modules that interest you most, from artificial intelligence to human-computer interaction.

High-spec facilities 

Study in the £12-million centre with high-spec facilities for computing, robotics, electronics and mechatronics. Explore the latest advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and other key areas.

Digital media hub 

Fuel your passion for digital media by focusing on multimedia creation and communication. Gain access to a cutting-edge television studio, and be inspired by Brighton’s leading digital industries.


Mohamed at Sussex International Study Centre

“In our personal development plans we outlined the skills that are important to our specific course. For example, in computing we need to be familiar with technology and learn new skills quickly because the computing field is constantly evolving. That was one of the skills we had to work on and our tutor helped us every step of the way.”

Mohamed from Egypt
International Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) Computing for Business and Management

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 undergraduate and postgraduate degree at the 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 University of Sussex International Study Centre, you can progress to your chosen degree at the University of Sussex. Progression degrees include: 

  • Understand fundamental computing concepts and their scientific and engineering principles for their application.
  • Core modules develop a broad foundation of knowledge, and optional modules in Year 3 allow you to focus on your interests.
  • Study in a £12-million teaching centre, with a high-spec computer suite and a new, student-focused hub. 
  • Study the science of intelligence in machines and animals, and explore the fundamentals of computer science.
  • Understand the principles of adaptive behaviour and intelligent systems, including text mining and robotics.
  • Tailor this degree to suit your interests, by specialising in technology or cognitive science. 
  • Enhance your career prospects by developing advanced skills in problem-solving and analytics.
  • Gain expertise in a specific area of computing, such as artificial intelligence, mobile systems and digital media.
  • This Masters in Computing is a four-year degree, or five years with an industry placement.

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 is just 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.