Brighton, United Kingdom

English Skills for Academic and Professional Environments 1

when 28 June 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 2250

Available to students where English is not their first language. This module is for students with an interest in Business and who are looking to develop and apply key academic skills to help them progress in this area of study. This module offers training in research and communication skills necessary for further academic study.

The distinctive focal point of the module is the personal & academic development you will gain, developing subject specific skills in essay writing, critical reading and researching.

There will be guided research projects from expertise on topics such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Globalisation and Digital Media Marketing. Through these projects, you will learn how to use and apply key academic skills such as critical reading, researching and essay writing to produce a portfolio of work that centres on one of these specific business themes. You will engage with audio and text based content, in order to help carry out your independent research projects using the library resources.

You will also be trained in, and will practise, the listening and speaking skills required to understand and contribute to seminars, lectures and tutorials typically found in higher education settings.

Target group

Available to students where English is not their first language. This module is for students with an interest in Business and who are looking to develop and apply key academic skills to help them progress in this area of study.

Course aim

- Identify, interpret and analyse the key arguments of relevant subject specific sources to support the communication of the student’s own well-structured coherent arguments.
- Produce oral discourse and genres typically found in subject specific academic and professional environments (at B2 level or above).
- Create texts containing discipline specific language, form and rhetorical features that communicate arguments effectively (at B2 level or above).

Credits info

15 EC
All our modules have been formally approved for 15 Sussex credits; equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3-4 US credits. This means that your study at Sussex over the summer can count towards your degree.

Sussex modules are accepted for transfer credit towards degrees at most colleges and universities. But policies and degree requirements vary, so you should obtain approval for transfer of module credit before you apply.

Please consult with your study abroad advisor before choosing your modules to ensure you are able to transfer any credit you need.

Fee info

GBP 2250: The full cost of one 3-week Undergraduate Summer School session will be £2250. If you wish to study for both sessions then you can do so.

This is made up of:

Tuition - £1500 per session
Accommodation and campus programme fee - £750 per session

Tuition fees of £1500 per session include:

- All teaching and assessment for one module of study. Where field trips or course excursions are required then the cost of this is included in the tuition feer, however travel costs may be required
- A minimum of 150 study hours, with a minimum of 40 hours class/teaching contact hours
- Modules formally approved for 15 Sussex credits, equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3 – 4 US credits
- A transcript of studies upon successful completion of the module (including meeting all attendance and assessment requirements).

The accommodation and campus programme fee of £750 per session include:

- Your own bedroom in on-campus East Slope student village. These are a mixture of en-suite flats and standard flats with shared facilities
- Bedding pack of duvet and duvet cover, sheet, towel, pillow and pillowcase
- Daily meal allowance
- Programme of free campus social events and activities throughout each session. Free excursions and social programme trips will be provided on Fridays and weekends.

Scholarships

If you are applying from one of our partner institutions, you will be entitled to a reduction in tuition fees. Please contact your study abroad office or summer@sussex.ac.uk for more information.