University of Sussex

The University of Sussex


Welcome to the University of Sussex

  • Ranked number 1 in the world for Development studies
  • Prestigious UK top 20 University
  • Vibrant, seaside city location
  • Less than an hour from central London
  • Beautiful, friendly and safe campus environment
  • World leading research
  • Quality assured teaching
  • Home to 17,000 students including 5,000 international students from over a 100 countries

About the University
The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in August 1961. As we approach our 60th anniversary, Sussex has become a leading teaching and research institution.

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university which broadens its students’ perspectives. Sussex is consistently ranked number one in the world for Development Studies (QS World Rankings 2017-2019) and is a top-20 UK university (THE World Rankings 2020). Sussex is also in the top 60 in the world for Business and Economics and top 100 in the world for Law, Psychology and Social Science (THE World Rankings 2019).

International Sussex
From its foundation, Sussex has had an international perspective to its academic activities and its outlook. The University attracts staff and students to its campus from over 100 different countries across the world. Nearly a third of staff come from outside the UK. In 2019, Sussex was ranked the 22nd most International University in the world (THE World Rankings 2019).

Campus life
Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in Britain. Situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton, the campus combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces.

Designed by Sir Basil Spence, the buildings that make up the heart of the campus were given listed building status in 1993. Falmer House is one of only two educational buildings in the UK to be Grade I listed in recognition of its exceptional interest.

City life
Nine minutes by train from Campus is the wonderful city of Brighton - Quirky, colourful – and never boring – Brighton is one of the UK's most vibrant destinations.  Brighton offers an incredible range of attractions for every taste and every age group.

If you're looking for arts and culture, Brighton is bursting at the seams! You can find classy productions at the Theatre Royal, or cult and arthouse films at The Duke of York - Britain's oldest continuously operating cinema. Every May, the Brighton Festival gets into full swing – turning Brighton into the cultural focal point for the whole of the UK.

For all of its energy, Brighton is still very much a classic relaxed English seaside town. Brighton Pier and the city's Regency promenades offer a stylish glimpse of the past. And, of course, the most popular attraction in Brighton remains its beach. Expect it to be busy in the summer months with day trip visitors and locals looking for fun in the sun!

And if all that’s not enough to keep you entertained then central London is just 55 minutes by train!



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