We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.
We have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for four consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2020.
A uniquely Sussex education
We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.
From American Studies to Robotics, Applied Linguistics to International Management, Philosophy to Human Rights, we have stimulating courses – and world-respected academics – across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Whatever you study, you’ll be encouraged to stretch yourself intellectually, broaden your horizons and challenge the status quo.
Diverse and welcoming community
Our beautiful campus is home to a friendly multicultural community of students from over 100 countries and nearly a third of our staff come from outside the UK.
We’re ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for Business, Economics and Law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, and we were named the joint 22nd ‘Most International University’ in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
Our campus has everything you need for day-to-day life, including a bank, post office, GP surgery, dentist, cafés, restaurants, and a weekly food market.
Ground-breaking research with real-world impact
Our research feeds empirical knowledge into the great questions of our age, impacting policy and practice for businesses, NGOs and governments. More than 75% of our research activity is categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).
Where city, countryside and coast meet
We shape the world from a fantastic location that combines both tranquillity and vitality. Surrounded by a national park, our campus is just nine minutes by train from Brighton, the famously cosmopolitan city by the sea and Hipster Capital of the World! (Mobhub.com 2018).
With its eclectic mix of artists, innovators, activists and beach-goers, there’s always something interesting to see or do. And if you want to go further afield, the rolling hills of the South Downs are right on our doorstep.
Brighton is very well connected to the rest of the UK, mainland Europe and the rest of the world; central London is only an hour away and you can be at Gatwick Airport in just 30 minutes.
Supporting your studies
Our study facilities provide the perfect environment for you to study and develop your academic and professional skills.
And when you need academic help, financial advice or have concerns about your health, our network of services are here to help.
Education for life
Our students go on to shape both policy and practice in economics, health, culture, climate change and more.
Our Careers and Employability Centre team offer advice, information, workshops, events and work experience opportunities to support you throughout your time at Sussex, and beyond.
English language requirements
All teaching at Sussex is in English. For most courses we require proof of an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each section.