University of Sussex

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Intake Periods January 2024, September 2024, January 2025

About University of Sussex

Cover yourself in body paint for One World Week. Jump on your bike and get muddy on the Downs. Chat with friends over a game of pool. We know your student experience doesn’t end when you leave the lecture theatre. Experience life to the full at Sussex – your home away from home.

A sunny seaside city famous for its sense of inclusivity – there can be few better places to be a student than Brighton. Dynamic and cosmopolitan, it’s a place where you can express yourself and be who you want to be, all just a few minutes from our campus.

Brighton is crammed with cafés, restaurants and coffee shops. Whether you want to dine in style or grab a cheap deal, take afternoon tea or try an award-winning curry, you’ll find something to suit your taste and budget. Brighton also has some of the best vegetarian restaurants in the country.

The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 and is located in Brighton on the south coast of England. For over 60 years the aim of Sussex’s courses, research, culture and campus has been to stimulate, excite and challenge. S

o, 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. 
There are currently around 18,000 students enrolled from over 100 countries at the University of Sussex. Sussex is ranked joint 151st in the world by Times Higher Education, and has a number of subject areas ranked in the global top 100, including business and economics, and social sciences.

The University of Sussex is also 1st in the world for Development Studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. Sussex offers a wide variety of scholarships for students of all backgrounds, and a full list can be found here ( 
Research is a core strength of Sussex, and the university has had three Nobel Prize winners, 12 Fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize on its staff.

The Times Higher Education has ranked the University of Sussex 27th of all UK institutions for both ‘Research Power’ and ‘Market Share’, based on its analysis of the REF 2021 results.

#1 in the world for Development Studies for seventh year running (QS Subject rankings, 2023). 
University of the Year for Student Retention (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) 
41st in the UK (The Complete University Guide (CUG) 2023) 

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University of Sussex Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, American Studies, Anthropology, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Computing and IT, Creative Media, Creative Writing, Criminology, Design and Crafts, Drama and Dance, Early Years Education, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, International Relations, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Supply Chain and Logistics

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