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FAQs admissions

Find out more information about how our admissions process and admissions days work by selecting a frequently asked question from the list below.
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When do admissions days take place?

We aim to run admissions days for UK/EU appliants during December 2020 and January 2021, and for international students in February and March 2021.

What will happen on admissions day?

The programme will contain the following elements:

  • Short presentations about BSMS and how the multiple mini interviews (MMIs) will be run
  • The MMIs
  • An optional student-guided tour of the Falmer campuses (including accommodation)
  • An opportunity for group discussions with BSMS students.

Refreshments will be available while you are waiting.

Is it necessary for me to arrive earlier than the start time written on my letter?

Please arrive for the stated registration time and no earlier.

Are my parents or friends allowed to come with me to the admissions day?

Parents or friends are welcome to attend the initial presentation and the tour but not the MMI. They may wait for you in the foyer and café area.

What should I wear?

Smart-casual clothing is acceptable attire. As the campus tour may take place before or after your MMI, we suggest you bring waterproof clothing in case of poor weather.

What do I need to bring to the MMI?

Please bring evidence of any qualifications already obtained.

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Will I be able to find out the time of my MMI prior to the day?

MMIs and other activities will take place throughout the day, and may be as late as 4.30pm. You will be advised of the time of your MMI on arrival. If it is essential you leave before 5pm please inform the admissions office in advance of the admissions day.

Will I be able to find out who the MMI examiners are?

You will be advised on the information sheet provided in your pack on arrival. Please advise BSMS staff if you realise that you know any of the members of the MMI team.

How long will it take to get from Falmer railway station to BSMS?

It will take you about eight minutes to walk from Falmer railway station to the BSMS Teaching Building on the University of Sussex campus.

Is it possible to stay over on campus or nearby?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer any accommodation during admission days as students currently occupy the halls of residence.

For assistance with your travel arrangements consult Visit Brighton.

Is it possible to reserve parking?

If your MMI is on a weekday, you are advised to use public transport as parking is very limited on campus.

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If I am unable to attend my MMI will I be able to rearrange another date with BSMS?

Dates offered for interview are fixed and cannot be changed.

If I am unable to attend my MMI will I still be considered for a place on the course?

As attendance at an MMI is an essential part of the selection process your application would not be able to proceed.

Is it possible to have my MMI by video link?

Unfortunately not.