Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Center for Global Education


University of Sussex

Posted on July 22, 2010


The University of Sussex in Brighton is one of England's leading teaching and research universities. Founded in the 1960's it is a newer university characterized by innovative approaches to learning. Studies at Sussex are interdisciplinary in focus, encouraging students to explore their academic interests from the perspective of more than one subject. There are over 2,300 international students and faculty from 40 nations, including two Nobel Prize winners in the sciences (Sir John Cornforth and Sir Harry Kroto). The campus borders Sussex Downs, an area of rolling hills, farms, villages and vineyards, a popular landscape for students who like to bike or hike! Just a few minutes away is the lively city of Brighton and Hove.


Located on the south coast, less than one hour from London, Brighton has been nicknamed, ”London by The Sea.” It is a vibrant city offering café culture, beachfront and a relaxed pace of life. Historically, it was a strategically important location for trade and governance during Roman and Saxon times. In the 1820’s it became a fashionable resort when the Prince Regent (King George IV) built a home, the Royal Pavilion, a Brighton landmark famous for its lavish oriental architecture. Today, Brighton is one of the most active arts centers outside London with numerous theaters, cinemas, concert halls, and art galleries. There are three major institutions of higher education making Brighton a center for student life.


Fall Term: (including Orientation) September - December
Spring Term: January - April

Courses and Credits

Students completing a full‐time normal course load for a Full Year enroll in 120 Sussex credits, will receive 8.0 Wheaton credits. For Autumn and Spring terms, students enroll in 60 Sussex credi ts and will receive 4.0 Wheaton credits.

Admission Requirements

Minimum GPA – 3.0, with foundation courses completed in proposed studies.

Housing & Board

Students reside in University Halls, which are self‐catering. Students handle their own meals and costs. Fees: Wheaton Fees for Tuition and Housing. Expenses covered include: Tuition, housing, one round-trip overseas airfare from NY area or Boston to London and the International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for the costs of meals, $500 administrative fee, passport and UK visa fees, travel to met overseas flight, local transportation, books and supplies, required CISI Supplemental Overseas Health Insurance and personal expenses. Academic Year students are responsible for all expenses during vacation periods between Terms, unless otherwise indicated.


Guidelines and materials are available in the Center for Global Education.

Make an appointment to see Gretchen Young in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

For a complete list of courses in each School, check the University of Sussex.

  • Humanities – Traditional academic disciplines, plus performing and creative arts. Students may focus on cinema and the study of visual culture.
  • Life Sciences – Biochemistry, Biology and Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Psychology. Linked to the School for Science and Technology in joint research in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Robotics.
  • Social Sciences and Cultural Studies – Core subjects, plus interdisciplinary studies in Contemporary European Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies and Cultural Studies.
  • Science and Technology – Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy. Scientific Computing and Bioinformatics Departments jointly sponsor research in Sussex’s Center for Space Science.

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