University of Brighton
The University of Brighton has been part of the city of Brighton & Hove since 1859, starting as a school of art in the kitchens of the Royal Pavilion and growing to become the diverse and inclusive institution it is today.
We have some 19,000 students and 2,600 staff studying and working at our four campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne. Subjects taught here range from medicine to engineering, psychology to illustration, sport science to English literature.
Students are at the heart of all that we do and take an active role in their learning experience. They leave us ready to make a difference to the world.
Top reasons to study here
- 91.6% of graduates in work or further study after 15 months
- Students and staff from 150+ countries, with 100+ student societies
- Links with over 1,800 businesses
- Community partnerships
- Educational partnerships
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about University of Brighton
The University of Brighton is a careers-focused university with excellent facilities and business connections. Brighton is a student-friendly city with famous beaches, where you’ll be part of a diverse global community.
Milestones in our history
The University of Brighton is steeped in history and since its humble beginnings 150 years ago, in the kitchens of the Royal Pavilion, a great many institutions have come together to make it one of today’s leading modern universities.
We can trace our origins back to the mid-19th century in Brighton and the mid-20th century in Eastbourne. Since being granted university status in 1992 the university has grown steadily. More than 7,000 students graduate each year in a range of subjects as diverse as automotive engine design, law with accountancy, midwifery, three-dimensional design, architecture and pharmacy.
The university offers a wide range of academic subjects. Links to each academic school, and the courses and research undertaken by each, can be found below.
Courses are delivered by our academic schools on our campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne.
- School of Applied Sciences
- School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering
- School of Art and Media
- School of Business and Law
- School of Education
- School of Humanities and Social Science
- School of Sport and Health Sciences
- Brighton Doctoral College
- Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)
- Centre for Academic English Language Development
We believe in making a difference. Our research and enterprise activities tackle global challenges, solve practical problems and seek to improve people’s lives and environments
We are focused on realising potential and shaping futures. We foster a vibrant, agile research community; supporting our established experts and nurturing the next generation of talent from our thriving postgraduate and early career researchers.
The Careers and Employability team is here to support you from your first day at the university.
We can help you decide what career is right for you, develop the skills you will need to follow it, and get a job when you finish your studies.
We can also offer support and advice about placements, volunteering, mentoring and business startup.
- Sport Brighton
- Galleries and Sallis Benney Theatre
- SouthCoast Conferences
- The Careers and Employability team
- Brighton Medical Centres
- Safety and security
Your wellbeing is our priority and we want you to feel safe in your home from home. All university accommodation is managed in line with the latest government COVID-19 guidance and advice.
You’ll have lots of options open to you, we aim to be flexible whatever your circumstances. And you’ll be supported through our Residential Wellbeing scheme; our student residential advisors are around 24/7 to help with your transition to university life and beyond.
There are four campus libraries where staff and students can borrow and return books, study, connect to the wifi network, use a computer, photocopy and print. There are additional computers on each campus in computer rooms.
Staff are happy to help you access a wide range of information and resources. One to one or group bookings can be made for in depth help with using resources to support your studies.
- Aldrich Library
- Falmer Library
- Queenwood Library
- St Peter’s House Library
- Software and support
Information Services offer a range of IT and computing facilities that you can access once you are enrolled. For more information please visit IT services for students (login required).
- Free Microsoft Office for your computer
- Mobile support
- Online library
There are three medical centres in the Brighton area:
- Moulsecoomb Medical Centre
- Stanford Medical Centre (for students located at our Moulsecoomb or Falmer campuses)
- St. Peter’s Medical Centre (for students located near our City campus)
- Hastings campus
- Falmer campus
- City campus
- Moulsecoomb campus
Sport and exercise
The university has a wide range of sports activities available for you, whether you are looking to train with specialist equipment or take part in group activities aimed at improving overall fitness while having fun.
Student activities are at the heart of everything we do here at BSU. We’re here to help and encourage you and your peers to start something incredible during your time with us.
Whether it’s becoming part of Student Media as a writer for our newspaper, or putting on an amazing event as a Society committee member: students working together to achieve amazing things within the University and the wider community has long been a cornerstone of life here at the University of Brighton.
- Silver Award for teaching quality
- 601–800th World University Rankings 2022
- 201–250th Young University Rankings 2021
- 201+European Teaching Rankings 2019
- The University’s Community University Partnership Programme received an honorable mention at the 2010 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health awards.
- highly commended in the Social Responsibility category at the 2009 Green Gown Awards.
- Brighton is also ranked as one of the leading modern universities in terms of the quality of its research by the Research Fortnight newsletter.
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