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A uniquely Sussex education

University of Sussex

We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

A uniquely Sussex education

We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

From Art History to Robotics, Applied Linguistics to International Management, Philosophy to Human Rights, we have stimulating Masters courses – and world-respected academics – across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

We’re especially proud to have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for the fifth year running, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Whatever you study, you’ll be encouraged to stretch yourself intellectually, broaden your horizons and challenge the status quo.

Diverse and welcoming community

Our beautiful campus is home to a friendly multicultural community of students of over 150 nationalities. With internationalism at our heart, you can be confident you'll be joining a warm and connected academic community.

Ground-breaking research with real-world impact

Our research feeds empirical knowledge into the great questions of our age, impacting policy and practice for businesses, NGOs and governments. More than 75% of our research activity is categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

A uniquely Sussex education

Where city, countryside and coast meet

We shape the world from a fantastic location that combines both tranquillity and vitality. Surrounded by a national park, our campus is just nine minutes by train from Brighton, the famously cosmopolitan city by the sea.

With its eclectic mix of artists, innovators, activists and beach-goers, there’s always something interesting to see or do. And if you want to enjoy the peace, beauty and tranquillity of the open countryside, the rolling hills of the South Downs are right on our doorstep.

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.

Supporting your studies

Our study facilities provide the perfect environment for you to study and develop your academic and professional skills.

And when you need academic help, financial advice or have concerns about your health, our network of services are here to help.

Education for life

Our students go on to shape both policy and practice in economics, health, culture, climate change and more.

Our Careers and Employability Centre team offer advice, information, workshops, events and work experience opportunities to support you throughout your time at Sussex, and beyond.

English language requirements

As teaching at Sussex is in English, you’ll need to be sufficiently fluent in English. But don’t worry if you don’t have the language skills yet, we offer English language and academic preparation courses.

Fees and funding

We have a range of Masters scholarships and awards available. These can relate to specific courses, where you live or your level of achievement. Find out more about Masters loans and funding, including government funding and extra money for social work and teaching courses.

A uniquely Sussex education

Home from home

We offer guaranteed University-managed housing for certain Masters students. Find out if you qualify.

How to apply

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


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