University of Sussex
Corruption and Governance (Online) MA
University of Sussex

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Taught 100% online, study Sussex’s MA Corruption and Governance at a time and place that suits you.

Course overview The Corruption and Governance MA provides a distinct approach to the study of corruption and anti-corruption. Approaching the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective, you’ll focus on three fundamental questions: what is corruption, what causes it and what should be done to combat it?

Drawing on expertise from the renowned Centre for the Study of Corruption, you’ll examine corrupt behaviour and activity within regional, sectoral and organisational contexts.

If you'd like to find out more about learning online with Sussex book a call with one of our Admissions Advisors.

This Masters is taught 100% online and is part-time. The course can be completed in a minimum of two years and maximum of four. Students have the opportunity to pause their studies if their work or life commitments require*.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (minimum 6.5 in Writing, 6.0 in all other modules)
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.0)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Corruption and Governance (Online), MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A higher second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree* or above from any UK university or international equivalent. Your qualification should be in a social sciences, humanities or business-oriented subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a publicly funded research university based in Falmer, Brighton. The university is surrounded by South Downs National Park, which makes it the only English university to be situated in a National Park. Sussex also formed part of the 1994 Group, a coalition of research-intensive universities in the UK which was dissolved in 2013.

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