17 July 2019
Human Rights: Bridging Theory and Practice
Despite significant improvements in the promotion and protection of human rights across many parts of the world, millions of people still suffer from economic shocks and incertitude, discrimination, unemployment, illness, and different types of events or circumstances that prevent them from fully enjoy their human rights and have them respected. The aim of this four-week course is to provide the student with an understanding of human rights approaches, their origins, and the institutions responsible for their enforcement. Indeed, the course applies the insights of multidisciplinary frameworks to key human rights issues such as minority rights, poverty, globalisation, civil society, education, gender, and migration, among others.
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.
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.
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 4 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.
GBP 2000: Tuition (one four week session).
GBP 4000: Tuition only (both four week ISS sessions).