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A uniquely Sussex education

University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove.

For over 60 years the aim of our courses, research, culture and campus has been to stimulate, excite and challenge. At Sussex, we will encourage you to speak out in support of the things that matter most to you. We will help you to deepen your knowledge, skills and confidence so you are world-ready to pursue your personal development, and career choices.

From scientific discovery to global policy, from student welfare to career development, Sussex innovates and takes a lead. And today, in every part of society and across the world, you will find someone from Sussex making an original and valuable contribution.

Academic Excellence

Our world-class research challenges conventional thinking, offering inspiring ways to understand and solve global issues and create a better future for humanity.

Our teaching is informed by current research and you’ll be encouraged to apply your knowledge to real world challenges in creative and collaborative ways, backed by a supportive academic community.

More than 89% of our research activity was categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

We have been ranked as 1st in the world for development studies for the sixth year running, in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

A uniquely Sussex education

Where city, countryside and coast meet

Sussex offers a welcoming, safe and supportive campus community surrounded by the tranquillity of the South Downs National Park. Our green campus is known for the beauty of its open spaces – with lawns, woodland and wildflower meadows to relax in.

Our campus is just nine minutes by train from Brighton, a cosmopolitan seaside city famous for its sense of inclusivity. Brighton is a place which offers everything students could want for an enjoyable university experience – culture, entertainment and freedom of expression.

Brighton is very well connected to the rest of the UK, mainland Europe and the rest of the world; central London is only an hour away and you can be at Gatwick Airport in just 30 minutes.

A uniquely Sussex education

Welcoming international community

We’ll welcome you into our friendly community of academics and students of over 100 nationalities. With internationalism at our heart, you can be confident you'll be joining a warm and connected academic community.

As teaching at Sussex is in English, you’ll need to be sufficiently fluent in English. If you don’t have the language skills yet, we can help you learn

Support for your future career

Our Careers and Entrepreneurship Centre offers advice, information, events and work experience opportunities to support you throughout your time at Sussex, and for three years after you graduate.

Home from home

We offer both on-and off-campus accommodation, many of which have ensuite bathrooms, as well as flats which are particularly suited to students with disabilities or families.

How to apply

Check out our Masters courses online, then apply through our postgraduate application system.

A uniquely Sussex education

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