Welcome to the University of Sussex
About the University
The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, Sussex has become a leading teaching and research institution.
In The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15: Sussex is ranked 14th in the UK, and 111th in the world, setting us alongside some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.
The University of Sussex has over 13,000 students, of which over a third are postgraduates.
Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Over 90 per cent of Sussex research activity was rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised, confirming the University among the leading 30 research universities in the UK.
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 120 different countries across the world. Nearly a third of staff come from outside the UK.
Our research tackles major world issues, with leading areas of expertise such as climate change and development studies. The University has extensive links with many institutions worldwide, including the Harvard-Sussex Programme.
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.
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 city. 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 45 minutes by train!
A vibrant, welcoming student experience awaits you…