United Kingdom, Brighton

Walking into History. Brighton & Hove: the City and Social Change

when 20 June 2016 - 14 July 2016
duration 4 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1520

Brighton & Hove is a city like no other. In the middle ages it grew on a part of the coast that allowed for cargo to be easily transported inland, and developed both fishing and farming industries (as well as profitable smuggling and piracy enterprises). From the 1750s it was one of the first ‘seaside health resorts’ and was made ultra fashionable by the Prince Regent in the 1820s. Modern Brighton is a cosmopolitan university city, radical in its politics, with large lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual communities. In this module you visit diverse local communities and investigate how social and economic change has affected these neighbourhoods. You will do detective work in the streets and squares, beaches and boardwalks of the city, as well as in local libraries and archives.

Note: Please bring extra cash for bus fares.

Course leader

Geoff Mead

Target group

The University of Sussex International Summer School welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Although most of you will be currently enrolled at a university or college, we also welcome applicants who have been away from education for some years, as well as highly committed senior high school students - for some courses a good general education, an open mind and lots of enthusiasm are the main qualifications. For some other courses you will see that prerequisites are listed - applicants for these courses are expected to submit transcripts to demonstrate that they have taken, or are currently taking, the necessary precursors.

Course aim

The International Summer School provides an opportunity to meet and study with people from different countries and cultures, on a cosmopolitan campus. The large range of courses on offer allows you to get ahead with credit in core courses, or simply to experiment with something new.

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
Summer School courses carry 15 credits and last for four weeks. Since the standard annual load for a Sussex student is 120 credits, this means that each course is equivalent to four semester hours or 7.5 ECTS credits. Students can take only one course per session, as the courses are intensive. You can expect to spend 30 to 45 hours each week on your course between attending classes, labs and workshops, as well as time spent outside class preparing the readings and assignments. You can find information about the courses offered by the International Summer School through our course directory or courses by subject pages of our website.

Fee info

GBP 1520: Tuition only (one four week session).
GBP 2820: Tuition only (BOTH four week ISS sessions).


The University of Sussex offers a limited number of scholarships for participation in the ISS in the form of partial fee waivers to students from developing countries who have high potential for future leadership in their field of study or career.