The University of Sussex is a world-leading research institution ranked 14th in the UK, top 50 in Europe and top 125 in the world. In addition, we are ranked 4th in the UK and 34th in the world for the influence of our research (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015).

Creative thinking, pedagogic diversity, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education. Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes that are informed by current research, are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and which deliver skills for life.

We have a reputation for innovation, inspiration, and academic excellence. This reputation attracts teachers, researchers and students from around the world, resulting in a friendly, multicultural and diverse environment, with staff and students from over 120 countries. 

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University of Sussex
Sussex House
Brighton and Hove
United Kingdom
Nearest station: 1.1 miles away

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University of Sussex

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One Favourable

studied International Relations and Development BA (Hons) at University of Sussex and says:

I had a real enjoyable time at the university. Lecturers are really good an...

Overall rating: 4 5stars Read full review »

One Critical

studied Social Work BA (Hons) at University of Sussex and says:

My accommodation is horrible so if you come here make sure not to stay in e...

Overall rating: 2 5stars Read full review »

University of Sussex

Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 25th

*Source: Times Good University Guide 2015

Student stats

Source: HESA, 2013 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)
  • 100 : 0Full time: Part time
  • 72 : 28UK: International
  • 58 : 42Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 87 : 13School Leavers : Mature students
  • 3,075Number of students

Graduate prospects

Source: DLHE, 2014 (note: only applies to first year full time students)
  • 96% % in job or further study