University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.

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The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.


Our 12 schools of studies, Doctoral School and research groups form the academic heart of Sussex. We have an interdisciplinary approach to study and drive forward development in research and teaching.

Creative thinking, diversity in our teaching, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education.

Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes informed by current research, attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life.


As a research-led university, the quality of our research underpins our entire academic endeavour. Our key goal is to deliver internationally recognised, high-quality research of lasting academic value and with impact that will benefit and enrich society.

The breadth of multidisciplinary research at Sussex is represented through the many distinctive areas of knowledge which grow and develop within each of our academic schools of study, departments and research centres.

Our research expertise contributes to practical business and social applications, and our influence on policy debates in national and international fora is widely respected.


96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating. We’ll help you explore different career choices, develop your skills, and gain valuable experience in the workplace.


Student services

The Student Life Centre can offer support on a range of issues related to your welfare. They can help with:

  • concerns affecting study progress and wellbeing
  • money matters
  • improving your academic performance
  • understanding how the University works

Housing services

Find a place you can call home at Sussex. Check our Accommodation Guarantee to see if you can apply to live in University-managed housing or get advice on renting a room or house in the private sector.

Library services

Our campus library which includes:

  • 750,000 books and e-books
  • 38,000 online journals
  • databases for research
  • online subject guides
  • digital archives.

ICT services

We provide a networking, computing and support service to help all members of the University make the best use of information technology.

Medical services

There has been a health service operating from the University of Sussex campus since the 1960s. Over the years this service has evolved and developed, so we now pride ourselves on offering specialist primary health care services, targeted at the student population of Brighton and Hove. The practice building is purpose built and facilitates disabled access.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Sussex is located at Falmer on the outskirts of Brighton, within easy reach of London and major international airports at Gatwick and Heathrow.

Situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton, the campus combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces.

The campus is surrounded by the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes away from the lively city of Brighton & Hove.

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.

Sports facilities

We have two sports centres on campus, and Sussexsport provides opportunities for University staff, students and the community to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Student clubs

Choose from over 230 clubs, societies and sports teams, all supported by the Students’ Union.

These include dance societies, academic societies and even a ukulele society. There’s also an award-winning TV station.

You can get involved in a number of events run by the Students’ Union, including Freshers’ Week and One World Sussex, which celebrates the diversity of our campus community.

Brighton, England, United Kingdom