The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England, formed in 1961. Sussex is ranked number one in the world for Development Studies (QS World Rankings 2020) and is a top-35 UK university (The Complete University Guide (CUG) 2020). Sussex is also ranked Top 10 in the UK for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020), Top 40 for Social Sciences and Top 100 for Law and Psychology (THE World University Rankings 2020). Brighton is also in the Top 10 best student cities in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2019). Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Creative thinking, pedagogic diversity, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education. Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes that are informed by current research, are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and which deliver skills for life.
Our 12 schools of studies, Doctoral School and research groups form the academic heart of the University, driving forward academic development in research and teaching and fostering an interdisciplinary approach to study. Each school provides a stimulating and supportive environment in which you will flourish taught by staff at the forefront of their fields.
Modified on July 22, 2020