The University of Sussex was the first of a new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960’s.
In 1958 the government approved the scheme for a university at Brighton. The University was established as a company in 1959, with a Royal Charter being granted in 1961. Sir Basil Spence designed the original campus buildings and these were given listed status in 1993.
The University was pioneering in its organisation with the campus being divided into Schools of Study, enabling students able to benefit from a multidisciplinary teaching environment. The University of Sussex placed great importance on cross-disciplinary activity so that students would graduate from the university with a range of background or 'contextual' knowledge to complement their specialist 'core' skills in a particular subject area.
The University of Sussex is situated on a large and open green field site.
The campus is in the village of Falmer, on the edge of Brighton & Hove - a lively seaside city.
The University is a single campus site and students can study, live and socialise on this one site. Brighton & Hove is 3.8 miles from the campus. There is a regular train service from Falmer station.
Students can get the night-bus to and from town and the campus residences. Students can also request to be met at the start of campus or Falmer Station by a Security Officer to escort them back to the residences and vice versa.
University of Sussex is ranked =151st in the Times Higher Education rankings, it is also ranked between 151-200th in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Sussex is also a member of the Russell Group of universities.
University of Sussex is ranked 72nd in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.
The University of Sussex has around 4,700 international students from over 100 countries, this represents about 24% of all students.
Pathway entry for international students - Sussex's International Study Centre, offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry.
For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.
Latest figures indicate that there are approximately 19,400 students studying at the University of Sussex, 14,600 undergraduates and 4,800 postgraduates.
95.3% of University of Sussex graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months of graduation (source: HESA). A breakdown of post graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
The University of Sussex has more than 100 student societies. Interests such as Folk Music; Photography; Sub Aqua; Languages and Urban Gaming are able to be pursued. Available for students on campus are banks, shops, a launderette, a Post Office, chemist and market.
Sussexsport is a sport and fitness facility for students, staff and the local community; it is located on campus at two sites; the Sport Centre and the Falmer Sports Complex. Amongst a wide variety of activities catered for are Football, tennis, yoga, trapeze, circuit training and martial arts.
Sussex University has 8 on-campus residences offering a range of room types and prices. All campus accommodation is self catering.
The lowest cost for a single room with shared bathroom is £123.00 per week.
International undergraduate tuition fee examples:
Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £18,500 for most Arts, Humanities and Business courses, rising to £22,500 for most Science and Engineering courses. Medicine for 2022 -TBC (Brighton and Sussex Medical School).
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
The University of Sussex offers a limited range of 100% online postgraduate courses, including MSc Energy Policy, MSc International Marketing, MSc Sustainable Development, MA Corruption and Governance, MA Media, Ethics and Social Change, PG Cert Marketing Analysis & Consultancy, and CPD Understanding and Engaging in Trauma-Informed Practice.