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Pre-Masters in University of Sussex

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Description

Pre-Master's program

  • Age of participants: from 20 years
  • Duration of the program: 1 or 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: January, May, September
  • Entry requirements: bachelor's degree / specialist diploma (minimum score GPA 4.0)
  • Knowledge of the English language: for the semester program: IELTS 6.0 (at least 6.0 in the "letter" section and 5.5 in the remaining sections); for a 2-semester program: IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.5 for all sections)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Participants: only international students (not citizens of the European Union and Britain).

Pre-Master's is a specially adapted pre-master's program for the University of Sussex, designed for international students, whose goal is to bring the university's requirements and the level of knowledge of applicants in line. Studying lasts 1 or 2 semesters (depending on the level of the English language) and begins three times a year - in January, May or September. For admission to the Pre-Master's it is necessary to have a certain level of English and a bachelor's / specialist's diploma (with good points). If necessary, the entrant can first pass a special course in English.

Studying is conducted in 4 directions:

  • International relations and international development;
  • Management and Finance;
  • Media, journalism and film studies;
  • Business, media and social studies.

Each educational program is carefully designed and includes various modules that allow the most complete disclosure of the topics needed for the chosen direction. Modules include:

  • Academic English. The module is devoted to the development of the following skills: academic writing, effective reading strategies, effective participation in seminars, skills in preparing and presenting presentations, listening and recording information from lectures. Also, the accuracy and clarity of the expression of thoughts in written and spoken language that are necessary for an effective learning process in the magistracy.
  • Skills of study at university and employment skills. This includes teaching students the skills of university education and the skills necessary for an effective job search process.
  • A complex of academic disciplines (including disciplines to choose from). ItcContains items that are needed to disclose all topics and questions of the chosen direction.

The studying is conducted through lectures, seminars, interactive seminars, teamwork and individual work. Teachers constantly monitor the progress of students and ensure that all the passed material was learned by them; for each difficult issue the student addresses directly to the teachers and receives exhaustive explanations. Much attention is paid to the development of students' skills in research and employment, the career department provides all possible assistance in matters of career self-determination and choice of future profession. To control the progress of various types of testing are provided:

  • Exams;
  • Seminars;
  • Group projects;
  • Presentations;
  • Essay;
  • Tests.

After the successful completion of the chosen program, students enter the department of the master's program of the University of Sussex for one of the available specialties (for the first year).

The directions of study, the content of the programs and the available specialties of the magistracy:

Direction "International relations and international development"

1. The main modules of the studying program:

  • Academic English
  • Skills of academic and labour activity in the field of international relations and international development (module only for the semester program). The purpose of this module is to develop academic skills that include communication skills (writing, speaking, listening and reading), reasoning skills and critical thinking and research methodology.
  • Skills of research in international relations and international development. The purpose of this module is to introduce and develop skills related to scientific work and writing a literature review. The topics of the module provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the research process, and also to provide experience in the synthesis of relevant literature.

2. Modules to choose from:

  • Questions of international relations (only for the semester program). The module introduces students to some of the key issues and challenges facing the modern international system. Themes of the module are: the coexistence and interaction of several societies in the absence of a central world government, the concept of power and influence, the dynamics of changing social interaction and its relation to access and equality with respect to these two concepts.
  • Actors and institutions in international development. Themes of the module are: studying the diversity of actors in the development process, their institutional structures, the theoretical foundations of development assistance, the importance of actors and institutions in the context of development.
  • Modern problems of development. The module focuses on in-depth study of some of the current problems of international development, with special attention paid to low-income countries.
  • The theory of international relations. The module introduces students to the theoretical approaches that have been developed in the field of international relations, and covers both the main approaches and a number of more radical alternatives that have emerged in recent years.

The following Master's programs are available:

  • Anthropology (MA)
  • Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation (MA)
  • Conflict, Security and Development (MA)
  • Environment, Development and Policy (MA)
  • Geopolitics and Grand Strategy (MA)
  • Global Governance (MA)
  • Global Political Economy (MA)
  • International Relations (MA)
  • International Security (MA)
  • Social anthropology and the global economy (MA)
  • Social development (MA).
     

The direction "Management and Finance"

1. The main modules of the studying program:

  • Academic English
  • Academic skills of studying and employment in the field of management and finance (only for the semester program). The module includes the development of communication skills, information analysis and critical thinking and research methodology. The module program also makes students confident users of modern research technologies, such as databases, online libraries, as well as relevant databases and resources (such as Mintel).
  • Research skills for management and finance. The module develops students' skills in analyzing literature related to this research and writing a review of the literature necessary for the master's study.

2. Modules to choose from:

  • Business environment (only for the semester program). The module gives an idea of ​​what a modern business environment is, how different actors and institutions operate and how they behave in the global world, examining, as examples, the companies of the country. Themes of the module are: fundamental business theories and models, basic concepts of economics, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, strategic business decisions (and how firms evaluate their current situation - both domestically and abroad).
  • Business management. Themes of the module are: the fundamentals of the theory of management in business, the concept of organizational structure, leadership, culture, team and group work, recruitment and selection in organizations.
  • Finance, investment and quantitative methods. Themes of the module are: the concepts connected with making decisions in the field of financing and investments, the generally accepted mathematical methods of making managerial decisions; theories and their application in practice.
  • Strategy. Themes of the module are: key concepts and problems within the framework of the strategy of organizations with an emphasis on a critical-approach to application.

The direction "Media, journalism and film studies"

1. The main modules of the studying program:

  • Academic English
  • Skills of studying and employment for media direction, journalism and film art (only for the semester program). The module is devoted to the development of academic communication skills, analysis, critical thinking and methodology.
  • Research project (practice) for media, journalism and film art. The module is dedicated to the development of skills in the field of media practice. In the process of work, among other things, students create a documentary video.
  • Research skills for media, journalism and film art (theory). The module is focused on various methods related to the collection, analysis and criticism of media space and / or cinematographic data.

2. Modules to choose from:

  • Approaches to media and film research. The module represents the study of media texts, technologies and audiences and their contribution to social life. It also examines the role of media influence in how they reflect or challenge the dominant ideologies of society.
  • Media-critical practice. The module introduces students to the narrative potential of photography and develops an understanding of the intended value, both in a still image, and in relation to its cultural and social consequences, by creating a photographic project.
  • Media stories. The module develops further knowledge and understanding of the forms and practices of the media in relation to political processes and documentary films as an effective genre for the narrative of "life".
  • Media technology in the context (only for the semester program). The module is aimed at developing a critical understanding of the role of technology in the media landscape from the Western point of view. Students evaluate and analyze the influence and role of media technologies in the political and social context, both in the historical perspective and at the present time.

Direction "Business, Media and Social Research"

2-semester studying program:

1. Main modules:

  • Academic English
  • Employment Skills
  • Critical reading
  • Research skills
  • Adaptation to university studies.

2. Modules to choose from:

  • Business, management and finance
  • Law, International Relations and Social Sciences
  • Cinema and media.

Semester studying program:

  • Academic English
  • Development of employment skills
  • Critical reading
  • Skills of research at the master's level
  • Business, management and finance (to choose from)
  • Law, international relations and social sciences (to choose from)
  • Cinema and media (to choose from).

Master's programs available after the directions "Management and Finance", "Media, Journalism and Film Studies", "Business, Media and Social Sciences" :

  • Anthropology (MA)
  • Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation (MA)
  • History of Art (Art History, MA)
  • Banking and Finance (MSc)
  • Studies of childhood and adolescence (Childhood and Youth Studies, MA)
  • Conflicts, security and development (MA)
  • Contemporary History (MA)
  • Management of corporate finance and financial risks (Corporate and Financial Risk Management, MSc)
  • Corruption and Governance (MA)
  • The cultural and creative industries (MA)
  • Development Economics (MSc)
  • Digital Documentation (MA)
  • Digital Media (Digital Media, MA)
  • Economics (Economics, MSc)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSc)
  • Environment, Development and Policy (MA)
  • Film Studies (MA)
  • Film production (MA)
  • Products and development (Food and Development, MA)
  • Gender and Media (MA)
  • Gender Studies (MA)
  • Gender, crime and conflict (MA)
  • Geopolitics and Grand Strategy, MA
  • Global Governance (MA)
  • Global Political Economy (MA)
  • Management of Global Supply Chain and Logistics (MSc)
  • Human Resource Management (MSc)
  • Human Rights (MA)
  • Intellectual History (MA)
  • International Accounting and Corporate Governance (MSc)
  • International Business Economics (MSc)
  • International Education and Development (MA)
  • International Finance and Economics (MSc)
  • International Journalism (International Journalism, MA)
  • International Management (MSc)
  • International Marketing (MSc)
  • International Policy (International Politics, MA)
  • International Relations (International Relations, MA)
  • International Security (MA)
  • Journalism and Documentary Practice (MA)
  • Journalism and Media Studies (MA)
  • Criminal law and criminology ( LLM)
  • Management (Management, MSc)
  • Management and Finance (MSc)
  • Management of information technology (MSc)
  • Marketing and Consumer Psychology (MSc)
  • Media and Cultural Studies (MA)
  • Media Practices for Development and Social Change (MA)
  • Migration and Global Development (MA)
  • Migration Studies (MA)
  • Philosophy (Philosophy, MA)
  • Photography: history, theory, practice (MA)
  • Project Management (MSc)
  • Social and Political Thought (MA)
  • Social anthropology (Social Anthropology, MA)
  • Social anthropology and the global economy (MA)
  • Social Development (MA)
  • Management Strategic Innovation Management (MSc)
  • Sustainable development (MSc).
     

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. Participants - only citizens of foreign countries (not citizens of the European Union and Britain)

2. English language level for participation:

  • For entering the semester program, the language level is required: IELTS 6.0 (minimum 6.0 in the Writing section and 5.5 in the remaining sections)
  • For admission to the 2-semester program, the language level is required: IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.5 for all sections)

3. Educational level: bachelor's degree / specialist diploma (minimum score GPA 4.0).

DAYS OF TRIMESTORS AND ADDITIONAL COSTS

  • Beginning of classes: January, May, September.
  • Academic year for semester programs:

1. Beginning January January: January 14 - May 3

2. Beginning in May: May 7 - August 9.

Academic year for 2-semester programs:

1. Beginning in September:

  • Semester 1: from September 10 to December 14
  • Semester 2: from January 21 to May 3.

2. Beginning in January:

  • Semester 1: from January 14 to May 3
  • Semester 2: from May 7 to August 9.

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07.09.2018 - 10.06.2019
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