Please complete the personal detail form to begin your application to study Media, Ethics and Social Change MA (online) at the University of Sussex.

Once you have completed this form you will receive an email from our Admissions Team with a link to our Application Portal. The email should come within a few moments of you submitting the form. If you do not receive an email with 15 minutes please contact our Admissions Team who will resend the link
studyonlineadmissions@sussex.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2:1) undergraduate honours degree or above from any UK university or international equivalent. You could also be considered for entry to this course with relevant professional experience and may be required to submit a portfolio of work as part of your application.

English Language requirements also apply, see below for further detail.  

English language requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) need to supply evidence of IELTS (Academic) High level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component). 

Tuition fees

Course fee: £12,240
Cost per module: £1,020 

Fees can be paid on a module-by-module basis, or as a single fee at the start of the course. You may also consider corporate sponsorship and employer funding. Our Admissions Team will be able to assist you with next steps for this method of payment. 

Course fees will remain fixed for 24 months from your initial course start date. Thereafter, the course fee will rise at a rate of 2.5% per calendar year (subject to rounding for administration purposes). 

Please visit our fees and funding page for more information on funding for Masters students. 

20% Alumni discount 

If you have previously graduated from an undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD course with the University of Sussex you will be eligible* for a 20% discount on this online course. 

Find out more about the alumni discount and eligibility criteria. 

*T&Cs apply. 

Scholarships

We are excited to award a selection of successful Media, Ethics and Social Change MA (online) applicants with a £2,000 scholarship to help fund the cost of tuition. Scholarships are limited and will be awarded based on merit. All applicants are eligible to apply.

The scholarship will be spread out across the duration of your studies. A summary of course fees with the scholarship applied is outlined below:

Course fee: £10,240
Cost per module: £853

Graduates of the University of Sussex are also eligible to apply for the scholarship and if successful, this will be awarded after the alumni discount. A summary of the discounted fees for Sussex graduates is shown below:

Course fee: £7,792
Cost per module: £649

How to apply for a scholarship
You will be required to write a paragraph within your personal statement to demonstrate the value you will bring to your cohort which could draw upon your personal, professional or academic experiences, or equally your motivation to study and goals beyond graduation. You will be required to write a paragraph within your personal statement to demonstrate the value you will bring to your cohort. This could draw upon your personal, professional or academic experiences, or equally your motivation to study and goals beyond graduation. Your application will then be assessed including consideration for the scholarship award by our admissions team.

For more information on the scholarships, please contact your dedicated Enrolment Advisor on +44 (0) 1273 019311 and they will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Course start dates

Our Media, Ethics and Social Change MA (online) has six start dates each year;

January, March, May, July, September and November.

Modules start every two months, with students benefiting from the flexibility to step on and off the course if they require a break from their studies*.

*Maximum study break applies.