University of Brighton

Brighton, United Kingdom

No. Students: 23,000
Funding type: Public
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Innovative and relevant

Brighton has over 150 years of experience of anticipating and responding to change. We pioneered the UK's first degrees in computing, podiatry and sports journalism. Our research contributes to deeper understanding of issues that touch all of us including sustainability, ageing, diabetes, gun crime and social inclusion.

Each year our students graduate prepared for careers in fields like medicine, architecture, business and pharmacy, sport science, education, engineering and fashion design.

A leading professional universityOur courses are informed by the latest professional knowledge. Our partners in industry and the professions contribute to course development and teaching.

Our staff combine professional practice with teaching and research activity. Many of our undergraduate courses are accredited by professional and statutory bodies.

Many courses involve work- based learning through projects, placements and workshops.


Course delivery and support services help you realise your career aspirations. Project work prepares students for professional life, and career planning provides focus from the start of your course.

Our Careers Service is in regular contact with over 1800 businesses and organisations who post vacancies and attend our events and careers fairs. Careers workshops and mentoring, volunteering and entrepreneurship schemes build confidence and experience. You will graduate with a qualification and real-world experience.

Facilities fit for the twenty-first century

Our modern campuses reflect our professional focus. Over £100 million has been invested in our learning environment. Facilities enable students to build real-world skills and include internationally significant design archives, a radio station and TV studio, podiatric hospital, physiotherapy clinic, flight simulator, industrial textile looms, rapid prototyping facilities, a real-time trading room, human movement labs, molecular biology facilities, a dispensing pharmacy and two of the most powerful electron microscopes in south-east England (see top image).

Excellence in teaching and support

Brightons courses and the learning experience we offer attract students from over 140 countries. Our courses and academic standards received the highest level of recommendation from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). We have received five National Teaching Fellowships. We hold the Matrix Standard, recognising the quality of our student advice and guidance services. After graduation the Brighton Graduate Association offers personal and professional benefits, and membership of a global community with around 100,000 members.

Outstanding locations

We have campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. Transport links across Sussex, to London, mainland Europe and further afield are excellent. All three towns are situated by the sea and have their own distinct character. Each offers many cultural and leisure opportunities, with something for everyone.

Our open days offer a great opportunity to find out more about the area and the university. Find out when the next open days are taking place and how you can book your place.


The University of Brighton is a community of over 21,000 students and 2,600 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

We can trace our origins back to the mid-19th century in Brighton and the mid-20th century in Eastbourne. Since university designation in 1992 the university has grown steadily. The number of academic awards made each year - at levels ranging from pre-degree through to professional programmes and doctorates has grown from just under 3,000 to over 5,500 in 2006-7.

Our performance in a range of external assessments of teaching quality is consistently strong. We are one of only six universities currently rated as 'Category A' in primary education by OFSTED.

The last RAE found more Brighton academics working at international standards of excellence that any other post-1992 university.

Since 1992 we have made considerable improvements to the environment in which our students live and work, with almost £100 of million capital investment and new libraries on three of our four campuses.

The Brighton and Sussex Medical School, a partnership between Brighton and the University of Sussex opened in 2003.

The Community University Partnership Project support the university's contribution to social inclusion, economic growth and quality of life and in turn enables us to learn from these partnerships and improve the quality of education we provide to our learners.

The university works in partnership with regional colleges on the development and delivery of programmes, and also has a large number of overseas partners.

We are committed to widening participation in education, University of Brighton courses are delivered by a network of partner colleges across Sussex. We are managing partner in the University Centre Hastings which opened in 2004 and lead partner in the Aimhigher Sussex project.

Student life

Student life

Whether you stay in halls or rent in the private sector, we'll help you find somewhere to live.

Disability and dyslexia
A range of services including financial support, one to one tuition, assistive technology.

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Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings - make the most of your spare time. Enjoy the local arts, sports and social scene.

Fees, funding and other support. Bursary and scholarship information. How to make your money go further.

Sport and recreation
Improve your fitness, play competitive sports, have fun with your friends or take a coaching qualification.

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