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University of Brighton

At a glance

A proud member of the University Alliance, University of Brighton started its journey in education in 1859. The University takes its name from one of the most diverse, energetic and popular cities in the UK. The university is spread across the city to the seafront and also has campuses along the coast in lively Eastbourne and in Hastings – brilliant locations to study and live. All 4 campuses are close to the beach and the countryside, with easy access to London and mainland Europe.

Your UK education at Brighton will prepare you for a successful career anywhere in the world. You’ll be inspired by academic staffs who are leaders in their field and they are ‘Inspirational’, ‘very supportive’ and ‘engaging’. While learning from the best, you will live in beautiful coastal locations and have some great experiences along the way. A degree from the University of Brighton will prepare you for career success and give you the opportunity to enjoy the best of English culture.

The university has received five National Teaching Fellowships and Brighton’s staffs combine professional practice with teaching and research activity. Many of Brighton’s courses incorporate UK and international work placements, projects and case studies, and many of Brighton’s qualifications are accredited by 68 professional and statutory bodies. The university partners with several leading institutes and organisations, such as the University of Sussex and NHS, to bring together a vast research and learning network at its doorstep.

With a track record of over 162 years in education, today many of the university’s courses are at the leading edge of global trends. Some of the subjects at University of Brighton ranks than those of other UK universities. These include Chemistry 23rd for graduate prospects, Education 22nd, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 32nd, Philosophy 5th for student satisfaction, Physiotherapy 28th (Complete University Guide 2021), Accounting and Finance 4th, Earth & Marine Sciences 29th, Fashion & Textiles 27th, History of Art 20th, Medicine (at Brighton and Sussex Medical School) 5th (Guardian University Guide 2021). The university is in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research impact with 92 per cent rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

The university regularly invests in industry-standard facilities and technology to allow students to use new academic knowledge and apply it to real-world situations.

Brighton is in the top 10 UK best student cities and 83rd in the world (the QS Best Student Cities 2019 rankings). Brighton has the largest student ratio of all UK student cities, with students making up 11.7% of the total population. 25% of student population in Brighton are international students – this place the city in 24th position in the world in the student mix ranking.

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Brighton (England)

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Why choose University of Brighton

University of Brighton is bright on its reputation in quality teaching, outstanding student support, and career oriented teaching. Work-related learning and work placements allow students to apply knowledge in practice and get first-hand experience from real world scenarios. The study locations make the learning experience even brighter.

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