No. 15 Young University in UK

Key Information Need (KIN) - University of Brighton

Type of institution

Higher Education Institution (HEI)

Main campus

Brighton, England

Admission intakes

September & January

International students


No. of students per staff


UKVI status

Student sponsor

UKVI compliance

Track record

Graduate route


About University of Brighton

A proud member of the University Alliance, The University of Brighton is located in the south coast of England, with three campuses in Brighton and one in Eastbourne.

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 university has received five National Teaching Fellowships and Brighton’s staffs combine professional practice with teaching and research activity.

The study locations make the learning experience even brighter.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.

Contact details

Address: Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4AT, UK

Telephone: +44 1273644757


Why choose to study at University of Brighton

In addition to excellent teaching quality and career building tuition & support, supreme locations, University of Brighton, UK is one of the top choices by international students for reasons including –

Rankings & ratings

o 15 in the UK

Young University

  • No 15 in the UK and 201 in the World (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021)
  • Top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research impact with 92 per cent rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
  • 12 in the UK & 51 in the World for Art & Design course (QS World University Rankings By Subject 2021)
  • 15 in the UK & 101 in the World for Public Health course (Academic Ranking of World Universities – Shanghai Ranking, 2021)
  • 23 in the UK & 151th in the World for Clinical Medicine course (Academic Ranking of World Universities – Shanghai Ranking, 2021)
  • 12 in the UK & 51 in the World for Sports Related Subjects course (QS World University Rankings By Subject 2021)
  • 8 in the UK & 15 in the World for Education course (Good University Guide by Subject - The Times, 2021)
  • 33 in the UK & 37 in the World for Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering course (Good University Guide by Subject - The Times, 2021)
  • 28 in the UK & 31 in the World for Linguistics course (Good University Guide by Subject - The Times, 2021)
  • 9 in the UK & 10 in the World for Health Professions course (The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject, 2021)
  • 27 in the UK & 34 in the World for Pharmacology & Pharmacy course (The Complete University Guide - By Subject, 2021)
  • 16 in the UK &21 in the World for Chemistry course (The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject, 2021)
  • 52 in the UK & 65 in the World for Business & Management Studies (The Complete University Guide - By Subject, 2021

Graduate prospects

Top 50 UK

University for highly skilled employment

  • 92.6% of the university’s full-time, first degree graduates are working, studying or training within six months of completing their course (DLHE 2016-2017)
  • Top 50 UK University forthe number of graduates who are in highly skilled employment or further study 15 months after they graduate (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Over 90% of Brighton’s courses offer students the opportunity to gain practical work experience as part of their curriculum. This adds extra value to the qualification and provides competitive edge for employment
  • 100% of Brighton’s full-time undergraduates have the chance to do work-related learning as part of their course

Facilities & resources


accredited facilities

  • A new advanced engineering building
  • A flight simulator, wind turbines, and biodiesel research and development labs
  • A podiatric hospital where students treat NHS patients
  • 20+ laboratories including a clinical skills lab where pharmacy students can work in a real-world environment
  • BASES-accredited facilities including a biomechanics lab and hypoxic chambers
  • Letterpresses, industrial textile looms
  • Music studios and design archives
  • Specialist equipment for architecture, design, fine art, fashion textiles and media courses
  • Studios, exhibition spaces for architecture, design, fine art, fashion textiles and media courses
  • Galleries and SallisBenney Theatre
  • Centre for Contemporary Arts, Brighton CCA
  • Libraries with over 1,400 computers and over 600,000 books, journals and audio-visual materials

Student support

  • Volunteering opportunity as Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS) Leader, Pi Shop (maths) Leader, Mood Boost Coach
  • Award-winning mentoring programmes to boost confidence, plan personal and professional development in academic and career success
  • Chance to work for the university as student helpers, student ambassadors, staff member of Students’ Union, residential accommodation advisers
  • 3rd or 4th year PhD student can apply to offer maths supports at the Pi Shop as Pi Shop (Maths) Leader. These are all paid jobs
  • Career mentoring scheme where a business person working in your field of study, help to develop your career plan to build toward future career success
  • Opportunity to be a volunteer in the local community and get training in the entrepreneurial skills if you intend to run your own business on graduation

Unique features

  • 68+ professional organisations recognise and accredit Brighton’s courses, giving you an additional qualification, a licence to practise or exemption from professional exams
  • Opportunity to develop as an entrepreneur through the Brighton’s ‘beepurple’ entrepreneurship programme, for training courses and one-to-one support and turn your entrepreneurial ideas into reality. You will be able to raise funds for your projects, ideas and events through ‘Springboard’
  • The University of Brighton is an endorsing university for the Start-Up Visa Scheme which is open to international graduates, through UKVI


  • The University offers International students guaranteed place in university accommodation in their first year of study
  • Halls of residence across Brighton and in Eastbourne
  • Brand new Mithras halls of residence, part of the Big Build development in Moulsecoomb campus
  • 24/7 access to a range of wellbeing support from Residential Wellbeing Team
  • Help and advice by Student Residential Advisers (senior students who live and work in the halls)

Clubs & societies

  • 100+ student societies – you can join any of these of your interest and you will have chance to start your own society too
  • 60+ sports clubs and you can use sport and fitness facilities at any of the campus locations
  • You will have the freedom to join Students’ Union elected roles, stand for School and course representatives roles, Sports Committee Member elected role, Society Federation committee members elected role and join an SU society in one of the 3 committee positions.

Location highlights

Brighton is in

the top 10 UK best student cities

  • Brighton is in the top 10 UK best student cities and 83rd in the world (the QS Best Student Cities 2022 rankings)
  • 25% of student population in Brighton are international students – this place the city in 24th position in the world in the student mix ranking
  • Brighton has the largest student ratio of all UK student cities, with students making up 11.7% of the total population

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q Which campus is the biggest campus of University of Brighton? What facilities does this campus offer?

A Moulsecoombis the biggest campus and student village of University of Brighton. Moulsecoomb is two miles north of Brighton city centre. Facilities and resources in this campus include –

  • Elm House – a new home for our School of Business and Law with flexible modern learning and social spaces. From the start of 2023-24 academic year, all School of Humanities and Social Sciences courses
  • A 4 storey library, Aldrich Library with 705 study places and seats
  • A new home for the Students' Union and fitness facilities
  • A gym and the sports hall with basketball and badminton courts and climbing wall, with new fitness facilities
  • A multi-storey bike and car parking facility
  • An accessible pedestrian bridge linking both sides of our campus
  • 5 new halls of residence with over 800 rooms at affordable rents in the new Mithras halls (Brunswick, Goldstone, Hanover, Preston and Regency)
Q What is Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)? What courses are offered at BSMS?

A Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is an equal partnership between the Universities of Sussex and Brighton together with NHS organisations throughout the South East region.

Courses offered at BSMS include a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BM BS), 5- medical degree awarded jointly by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. There are wide ranges of Postgraduate taught & research degrees taught at this school.

Q What travel options are available for getting to the university campuses from halls of residence, town centres or other places of Brighton?

A Walk on foot from and to close distances

Cycling (all the campuses have cycle parking, external bike pumps and access to showers and lockers& BTN Bike docking stations on Brighton campuses and around the city

Term-time university shuttle bus UB1free to ride using your unicard to gain access to the bus

Public transport including Brighton & Hove Buses, Stagecoach and Southern Railway at student discounted fares

Driving, this option is not encouraged by the university

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