14 July 2016
Human Rights: Bridging Theory and Practice
You consider some of the key achievements of the human rights movement around the world. Themes discussed will include the philosophical and political roots of modern human rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, developments in international human rights law, expansion of the global human rights system, human rights education as the basis for global citizenship, and finally minority rights and the rights of foreigners. This module follows an interdisciplinary approach to human rights and is specifically designed to appeal to students with different academic backgrounds.
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 four semester hours or seven and a half ECTS credits. Students can take only one course per session, as the courses are intensive. You can expect to spend 25 to 35 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 1520: Tuition only (one four week sessions)
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.