University of Brighton
Ranked 76 in UK
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Welcome to the University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is a thriving community of more than 21,000 students located in beautiful locations along England’s south coast within easy reach of London, Europe and beyond.

A brilliant place to study and live
We take our name from one of the most diverse, energetic and popular cities in the UK. The university is spread across the city of Brighton, from the seafront to the South Downs and also has campuses along the coast in lively Eastbourne. Brighton is less than an hour to central London and only 30 minutes away from Gatwick International Airport. Brighton also boasts a first class award for environmental sustainability and ethical performance, placing us in the top 2 greenest UK universities in People & Planet’s University League, 2016.

Career-focused approach

Our focus is on developing the skills you will use after you graduate. Almost all degree courses offer work-related learning opportunities, and many offer salaried placements of up to a year. You can build additional experience and skills through project work, volunteering or joining local entrepreneurial and other networks. Over 50 professional bodies accredit our courses. 94.4% of graduates are working, studying or training within six months of completing their course with us (DLHE survey 2015-16).


Specialist learning facilities

The university’s professional-standard learning facilities enable our students to build practical skills and experience they can use throughout their career. Facilities include TV and radio stations, a podiatry hospital, flight simulator, human movement labs, a dispensing pharmacy, prototyping facilities and many more. You will also have access to libraries, media centers, computer rooms, campus-wide Wi-Fi and student central, the university’s online learning environment.

The University of Brighton is a research-active community making significant contributions to social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing across a broad range of work. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) recognized 92 per cent of our research as being world leading or internationally excellent in terms of the impact it makes.

Student support

Trained advisors provide personalized advice on a range of practical issues such as visas, accommodation, health and finance, and give guidance on day-to-day living in the UK.

In addition, all new international students are invited to attend an orientation program to help them adapt to life in the UK. It’s a great way to meet other new students, get to know the university and join in with social events.

Join our global community
Nearly 3,000 international and EU students study at the university each year. The rich mixture of nationalities and cultural backgrounds this represents makes the University of Brighton a truly international community.

An experience that lasts a lifetime
During your time here, you can benefit from a wealth of experiences outside of your studies. Brighton is home to some fantastic festivals including music, arts, digital and science. The Students’ Union has over 100 societies ranging from business start-ups to cultural groups. There are also over 60 sports societies, free language classes and student community activities such as TV and radio stations and a food cooperative.


“I truly enjoyed being at the University of Brighton and loved both the academic and social aspects. From trips to the beach, the annual Pharmacy Ball, and opportunities for further study in special interests, Brighton has a lot to offer for everyone.”

Meera Surti from Canada
Pharmacetuical Studies Mpharm

“The best thing about Brighton is the vibrant, coastal location and access to London and the rest of Europe. The best part of the course was fostering relationships with my lecturers and tutors - I still keep in touch with some of them!”

Amelia Hagen from Washington USA 
International Event Management MSc

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