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University of Sussex:

As the top 20 UK university, Sussex’s combination of research and fearlessness is shaping the future of policy and practice in economics, health, culture, climate change and more.

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961. The university has over 14,000 students, of which over a third are postgraduates. The university is provided over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, taught by world-leading academics, and join our thriving student community. Come to Sussex. Let’s change things.

Sussex has a long tradition of engaging with business and the community, which continues today through activities such as the Sussex Innovation Centre, public lectures and service to the community. The Sussex Innovation Centre provides support for the creation and growth of technology- and knowledge-based companies in Sussex. The Centre is now a thriving business environment for nearly 80 high-growth companies.



University of Sussex is known as a World leading research institution.

  • Research Excellence Framework – REF 2014

   In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The university has counted

  • Three Nobel Prize winners
  • 14 Fellows of the Royal Society
  • 12 Fellows of the British Academy
  • The winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize on our faculty.



  • 20thin the UK overall, The Guardian University league table 2017
  • 19thin the UK overall, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guild 2016
  • 8thin the UK for investment in services and facilities, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guild 2016
  • 24thin the UK for research, The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016



  • University of Sussex Business School
  • School of Education and Social Work
  • School of Engineering and Informatics
  • School of English
  • School of Global Studies
  • School of History, Art History and Philosophy
  • School of Law, Politics and Sociology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • School of Media, Film and Music
  • School of Psychology
  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Doctoral School and research groups

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