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The University of Brighton is one of the most popular universities in the UK. It is a diverse academic community of over 22,000 students in outstanding locations on the south coast of England.
Today we have over 3,000 international and EU students from over 120 countries outside the UK enrolled at the university. This rich mixture of nationalities and cultural backgrounds makes the University of Brighton a truly international community.
The University of Brighton takes its name from one of the most diverse, energetic and popular cities in the UK. The university is spread across the city from the seafront to the South Downs and also has campuses along the coast in lively Eastbourne and in Hastings.
This year over 1,100 nominations were received from our students, putting their teachers forward for the Students’ Union Excellence Awards. ‘Inspirational’, ‘very supportive’ and ‘engaging’ were just some of the words used to describe our fantastic teachers.
At Brighton we take a career-focused approach to learning, almost all of our degree courses include work-placements and many are recognised and accredited by professional bodies, so that you are ready for your career after university.
Our Students’ Union has over 100 societies ranging from cooking to cultural groups, there are also over 60 sports societies, so whilst you’re here you can take part in new things or continue with those that you already love.
We are committed to sustainable economic and social development and work with businesses and communities to make a positive impact across the globe. We also have links with universities around the world and produce world-class research.
Connect with us
Our international team regularly visit students from around the world to talk about studying for a degree in the UK. You can meet us in your country – check www.brighton.ac.uk/international/country to find out when we’re next visiting.
We also have a network of hundreds of trusted and experienced agent representatives across the globe. They can provide you with information about our courses and help you with the application process. Visit www.brighton.ac.uk/international/country to find our representatives in your country.
The University of Brighton is spread across three locations on the south coast of England. It has one of the warmest climates in the UK and the university’s safe and peaceful campuses combine traditional English architecture with modern buildings.
Situated on the south coast of England and less than an hour away from London, Brighton is vibrant, colourful and creative – a great place to be a student.
Brighton combines the energy and cosmopolitan feel of London with a friendly atmosphere and sense of community. It has a reputation for being free-thinking and valuing different cultures and is known for its exciting cultural, music and social life. Brighton is home to a fast-growing, creative, digital and IT industry and elected the UK’s first Green MP.
Brighton is home to three of our five campuses – Falmer, Grand Parade and Moulsecoomb.
Considered the sunniest place in the UK, Eastbourne is a lively seaside town surrounded by beautiful countryside. The campus is located at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is less than 20 minutes walk from the beach.
Eastbourne is 30 minutes along the coast from Brighton, and has a variety of bars and restaurants, as well as affordable high street shopping. Eastbourne also has a thriving arts and music scene. Students enjoy the sense of community provided by our friendly Eastbourne campus.
Half an hour from Eastbourne, Hastings offers something for everyone. Hastings is a historic and beautiful town with a vibrant arts and live music scene.
Hastings Old Town is an area of history and culture and by contrast, the town centre provides typical high street shops. The dramatic coastline and beautiful countryside provide a wealth of outdoor activities. Our campus at Hastings hosts courses in business and management, computing, education, English, media, sociology and environmental biology.
CAMPUSES AND FACILTIES
The University of Brighton has five campuses spread across over Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.
Falmer campus, Brighton
Our Falmer campus is located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, just four miles from the beach. Around 7,000 students are based at Falmer and it is home to courses from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education and Sport, the Faculty of Health and Social Science, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Brighton Language Institute.
Our Falmer campus features a library, computer rooms, a media centre, a restaurant and two cafes. Sports facilities include a floodlit astroturf football pitch, netball and tennis courts, and a sports centre. Great Wilkins and Paddock Fields halls of residence are based at this campus and provide accommodation for 633 students.
Grand Parade campus, Brighton
Our Grand Parade campus is located in Brighton city centre at the heart of the cultural quarter. Grand Parade is home to the Faculty of Arts, the university gallery, the Sallis Benney theatre and holds the internationally renowned University of Brighton Design Archives and the Aldrich Collection of artworks.
Grand Parade features a letterpress, printmaking and bookbinding workshops, performing arts and music studios, industrial textile looms, knitting machines, traditional and digital textile printing, a laser cutter and rapid prototyping facilities. Other facilities include a specialist humanities, arts and design library, a media centre, a restaurant and a cafe. Phoenix Brewery halls of residence provides city centre accommodation for 298 students.
Moulsecoomb campus, Brighton
Located to the north of Brighton city centre and only two miles from the beachfront, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. Around 8,000 students are based at Moulsecoomb, and it is home to courses from the Faculty of Arts, Brighton Business School, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the University of Brighton’s International College.
Facilities at Moulsecoomb include a library, computer pools rooms, real-time trading rooms, a digital media suite, a flight simulator, specialist laboratories and some of the most advanced microscopes in the south-east. Other facilities include a fitness suite, a sports hall, climbing wall, two restaurants, five cafes, banks and SU shops. Moulsecoomb Place halls of residence is also located on our Moulsecoomb campus, which provides accommodation for 163 students.
Our Eastbourne campus is set in the Meads area of the town and has almost 3,000 students studying there. Students benefit from the close-knit community and the excellent facilities available to them. The Eastbourne campus is home to the Faculty of Education and Sport and the Faculty of Health and Social Science.
Teaching and learning facilities include exercise physiology laboratories, an environmental chamber, a human movement laboratory, sports journalism news rooms, sports hall, 25-meter swimming pool, gym, artificial outdoor pitch, dance studios, culinary arts studio and Leaf Hospital podiatry and physiotherapy clinic. Other facilities include Queenwood library, computer rooms, media centres, restaurants and shops.
Our Hastings campus is in the centre of one of the UK’s most historic towns and is only three minutes away from the train station and the beachfront. Hastings is a fast-growing and friendly campus to about 1,000 University of Brighton students.
Campus facilities in Hastings include a broadcast media centre, TV and radio studios, a library, computer pool rooms, a cafe and SU shop. Robert Tressell halls of residence is located close to Hastings town centre.
The University of Brighton is a research active community with a multidisciplinary approach to research running through all faculties. Researchers are making significant contributions to social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing across a broad range of work, from the arts, humanities and social sciences to the physical and life sciences, technology and engineering.
The last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed that 79 per cent of the university’s research output is of international standing; 65 per cent of research in Art and Design classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and 95 per cent of research in mechanical and aeronautical engineering classed as ‘international standing’.