International Study Centre

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Finance and Technology

Study Finance and Technology

The Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Humanities, Science and Engineering (Finance and Technology) provides a route to a variety of related postgraduate degrees at the University of Sussex. There are two lengths of study available. You can choose from a 2-semester or 1-semester option of this programme, depending on entry requirements.

Why study with us?

There are many reasons why you may want to study this preparational programme and have the opportunity to progress to a range of postgraduate degrees. These include:

  • 1st in the UK for annual research income in 2019-2022 (Chartered Association of Business Schools)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Business and Economics (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2024)
  • You’ll join the EQUIS and AMBA-accredited University of Sussex Business School.

What you’ll study

During your programme you will study a combination of academic modules, specific to your pathway, and compulsory modules.

Core modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable international students to best achieve their academic potential at university. Our Academic English programme is validated by UK ENIC, the UK government agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide. You will develop awareness and competency in a range of language-related academic skills, including 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.

This module introduces you to key academic skills by inviting you to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary fashion on a group project. You will study a range of skills targeted towards introductory postgraduate-level research, using key literature. By focusing on a series of key texts, you will learn how to analyse language and structure in academic literature and place this effectively into a larger context. The module culminates in group poster presentations, allowing you to present the research you have undertaken throughout the semester.

*This module is applicable to 2-semester programme only.

This module facilitates your learning about your post-Master's vocation or studies. Through targeted and focused supervision, you will undertake individual research projects into your prospective future work or studies and what skills will be required for you to succeed.

Pathway modules

The main purpose of this module is to introduce you to concepts relating to the creation of financial and management accounting information and the use of such information in decision making in business and to equip you with a range of models for managerial decision-making. The module also introduces you to theories relating to financial and management accounting for planning and decision making and deals with how these theories might differ from what might happen in practice.  

This module will introduce you to concepts relating to financing and investment decision-making in business. You will explore a range of models for managerial decision-making and learn about the importance of financial management and investment models in the decision-making processes for financial managers.

This module aims to provide the relevant knowledge and skills for students progressing onto postgraduate courses at the University of Sussex. The module concentrates on four key areas, algebra, calculus, statistics and discrete maths. You will represent real-word problems with mathematical models and learn how to effectively communicate your conclusions.

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills in preparing, analysing, and visualizing large datasets, as well as creating models and simulations using industry-standard tools. The module will familiarise you with industry-standard tools and techniques used for data analysis and modelling and provide hands-on experience with real-world datasets to strengthen your practical skills.

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How to apply

Ready to apply? Discover how to submit an application and learn more about fees, semester dates and entry requirements.

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University of Sussex International Study Centre

Develop skills to change the world at the University of Sussex International Study Centre. Improve your English, develop your academic skills, and grow the confidence you need to succeed in your degree.

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English language courses

Our online English Language preparation courses will help you develop your English language skills to the level required to begin your chosen pathway programme.

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