Where can you create, challenge and change things?
The University of Sussex is ranked 14th in the UK, 43rd in Europe and 111th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015.
We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment. At Sussex you will be encouraged to open your mind, deepen your thinking, and leave your mark on the world.
All our teaching is informed by our cutting-edge research and we encourage students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to join our friendly, diverse campus community of staff and students from over 120 countries.
What do students think?
'Sussex University is the perfect combination of academic and sociable. I found some of the teaching staff to be incredibly inspirational and helpful and they were instrumental in my achievements throughout my three years at Sussex.
'The best things about being at Sussex are Brighton city, the way Sussex students stand up for what they believe in, the mix of people, and interdisciplinary study.
'At Sussex you can feel comfortable to be who you want to be, and that is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. I will never forget my time there.'
David Kingsley Marks
BSc in Business and Management (Graduated 2014)
Subjects and teaching
We encourage our students to gain a wide and rich education, so we offer a wide and rich range of courses.
From American Studies to Zoology, International Business to Astrophysics, Media Practice to Social Work, we have stimulating courses – and world-respected academics – right across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Our Sussex Choice initiative helps you extend your intellect and broaden your studies further. Depending on what course you’re studying, you’ll be able to choose electives, minor pathways, study abroad or undertake a professional placement.
We want everyone to be able to access a Sussex education. So we offer some of the best scholarships of any UK university.
First-Generation Scholars scheme
If you have a household income of less than £42,620 we’ll give you financial support worth up to £5,000 for a 3-year course. If you are also the first person in your family to go to university, there’s a whole package of extra support to help ensure you get the most out of your time at Sussex.
Sussex Excellence Scholarship
We want to attract the brightest and the best students to study with us, so we award this scholarship worth £3,000 to high-achieving students.
When it comes to finding a rewarding career after university, we’ll help you find the perfect fit. At our Careers and Employability Centre we offer a wide range of employability, professional and career development services. These include work experience and internships, careers fairs and training courses, plus one-to-one support from our team of friendly experts.
We’ll give you the support you need to develop your confidence, boost your skills, and gain a competitive edge.
Our results speak for themselves: 96% of our 2013 graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Being a student is great. Being a Sussex student is amazing.
You’ll learn from research-active lecturers at the top of their game and meet people from all walks of life. You’ll be encouraged to stretch yourself intellectually, broaden your horizons and challenge the status quo.
You’ll also have a lot of fun. Sussex is a vibrant and sociable university, set in a cosmopolitan and tolerant city. So you can enjoy our beautiful green campus and get involved in clubs, societies or campaigns run by our active Students’ Union. Then head in to Brighton to enjoy the brilliant shopping, legendary nightlife and relaxed café culture of this fantastic city.
We know that where you live, and who you live with, is really important. Settling into a new home and meeting your new neighbours is a really exciting part of going to university. It’s also where a lot of lifelong friendships begin.
We offer a range of University-managed accommodation, both on campus and in the city of Brighton & Hove itself. Whether you’re looking for smaller budget shared flat housing, an en-suite bedroom/studio, or even a family flat, we’ll have something to suit you – and your pocket!