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Understand the role the media plays in shaping our political, social and cultural worlds. By drawing on a range of subjects such as history, politics, anthropology, cultural studies and sociology you’ll explore how media influences the world today.
Sussex is ranked Top 15 in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (The Complete University Guide 2019). Graduates can look forward to future success with 94% of Department of Media and Film students in work or further study six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017).
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 so that you can progress to study media at the University of Sussex.
Learn from leading academics in the fields of media, communication, journalism, film studies, cultural studies and media practice.
Flexibility to tailor your degree with module choices in history, politics, anthropology, cultural studies and sociology.
Develop academic, practical and personal skills including research, presenting, writing and creative thinking to help you pursue your chosen career.
"My tutor was able to point me in certain directions that I may not have gone in, because I thought it was too much of a challenge. With her know-how and teaching she could see the potential within me to pursue them."
Jessica from South Africa
International Foundation Year
BA (Hons) Film Media
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.
Our International Foundation Year in Business, Media and Social Sciences is a preparatory course which will give you the skills you need to progress to an undergraduate media-related degree at the University of Sussex.
Our International Year One in Media and Film Studies prepares you to enter the second year of a media-related degree at the University of Sussex with confidence.
Our Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Media and Social Sciences is expert preparation for a postgraduate media degree at the University of Sussex.
Find out everything you need to know before starting a programme at the University of Sussex International Study Centre.
Find out about tuition fees and other costs such as accommodation and airport transfers.
Our programmes require minimum academic and English language level grades.
See why so many students choose the University of Sussex International Study Centre.
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:
Studying BA (Hons) Media and Communications you will:
Studying BA (Hons) Film Studies you will:
Studying MA Media and Cultural Studies you will:
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.
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.